Dear friendsIn 1968, the international meeting of Fiat "INTERNATIONAL MEETING SVRATKA 1968" took place in the picturesque Czech-Moravian Highlands. Hundreds of owners of every type of Fiat automobile operated at the time, as well as oldtimers from the first years of production of the Italian company attended. Two years later, in 1970, the Pardubice Fiat Club, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its establishment, organized a small event in Svratka with the participation of several dozen cars.
To follow up these cordial, friendly and very successful meetings, we set up an international meeting of Italian historic vehicles in 2013 called "MEETING SVRATKA AFTER 45 YEARS". This was the beginning of the modern history of the Svratka meetings.
Mr. František Mládek, Mayor of Svratka City took over the auspices to our meeting.
Time is running inexorably and on the first weekend of June 2018 we will celebrate 50 years since the first meeting in Svratka at the VIII. INTERNATIONAL MEETING SVRATKA 2018.
To commemorate this memory, our partner FIAT CLUB Prague celebrate the 60th anniversary of the club's foundation on Friday night. There will be screenings of films, a presentation of the 60-year history of the club and a discussion with long-time officials and organizers of Svratka 1968.
On Saturday morning, guests will be welcomed by a traditional presentation at the Svratka Square. The cars of all participants will be displayed on the premises of Hotel Svratka. Visitors will be able to vote for the most elegant car and most beautiful period costume, and can see an exhibit of historical racing cars.
Transportation between Hotel Svratka, Svratka Square and the Museum, where the exhibition will be held for the 50th anniversary of the INTERNATIONAL MEETING SVRATKA 1968, will be provided by a historic bus.
At noon after the opening ceremony, a traditionally untraditional retro fashion show with a surprise awaits us. On Saturday afternoon, all crews and guests involved will be welcomed to compete in a knowledge-based sport contest that takes them through the nature around the area of the event. Children's competitions will be held for our youngest participants. The late afternoon will be filled with debates with interesting guests.
The afternoon program will end with the announcement of the results of all competitions and the awarding of prizes for the top contestants. Finally, a traditional rich tombola will be held.
After a delicious dinner, a retro disco will be prepared for all participants and guests on the terrace of Hotel Svratka.
Sunday's program "Safe and fun summer holidays" will take us to Svratka's sports complex. A driving skills competition will be held at this venue. The BESIP organisation with Regional Coordinator Veronika Vošická Buráňová will present its preventive program. Visitors will be able to witness the intervention of the IZS (Emergency Rescue) unit in a traffic accident and the IZS crew will display their rescue equipment. This will be possible through the cooperation with OS ČČK (local Red Cross branch) Havlíčkův Brod.
The town of Svratka, local elementary schools and other local associations will bring us the traditional "Fairytale Forest Journey" event on Sunday afternoon.
The event will be registered in the veterans' event calendar for 2018 and will be presented in both national and regional radio and print media.