Praga is one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the world.
The brand was born more than one hundred years ago and it has been producing cars and trucks for various purposes since the year 1907. Many vehicles were gained great reputation during several domestic and international racing events and expositions – but this reputation stems mostly from brand’s numerous customers. During the years of the First Czechoslovak Republic, Praga began with production of planes, military vehicles (including several light tanks), motorcycles and agricultural machinery. Praga therefore participated in the technical and industrial growth of the first half of the 20th century. However, the production was considerably limited during and after the WWII and this situation even worsened after the rise of communism in the Czech and Slovak lands. Company’s production was reduced to manufacturing of truck vehicles and engine components. Nevertheless, these difficult years gave birth to Praga V3S, famous multi-purpose truck which was in production for several decades and is frequently in use even today.