Laurin & Klement was Czech car, motorcycle and bicycle manufacturer brand founded in 1895 in Mlada Boleslav by Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement. Until 1905 the company produced two-wheeled vehicles. The first L&K car was built in 1905. It was Laurin & Klement Voiturette type A. The car had a 2-seated Phaeton chassis and was powered by 2-cylinder 1005 ccm 7 HP engine which allowed to achieve 40 km/h. In 1906 new modification, Voiturette Type B, was designed. Type B used the similar body, but was equipped with the slightly more powerful 1399 ccm 7 horsepower engine. The Laurin & Klement Voiturette was occasionally used in races in voiturette class. In May 1906  a Laurin & Klement engineer and driver Karl Slevogt drove Type A in Vienna – Graz – Vienna touring car trial (Konkurrenz-Fahrt), and the racing debut of type B was in September 1906 in traditional Hill Climb race at Semmering. The race was won by Hermann Braun in Mercedes 120 HP, while Karl Slevogt won in Laurin & Klement Type B in touring car class. Small Czech cars also took 2nd and 4th positions in hands of Karl Kollarz and ex L&K motorcycle rider Vaclav Vondrich. At the same day the chief designer of L&K company, engineer Ressler, won in 90-km run Berlin – Breslau – Leipzig – Dresden in touring car class. This vintage plastic scale  model was made by Czech Igra brand in 1970s. See also touring variant of this model.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1906Voiturette
Driver No.Entrant
Karl Slevogt5Laurin & Klement
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:36Igra
Cat. No.QualityRarity
370/2601