Tatra was established in 1850 and is the third (after Daimler and Peugeot) oldest automotive company in the world. It showed its first vehicle, named Präsident, in 1897 and it was not only one of the first cars in the world, but also the first automobile in Central Europe.
Meaning and History
The company’s logo has been changed twice over its entire existence, but the main idea and concept have been preserved in both versions.
1897 – 1920
1920 – 1936
1936 – 1950
1950 – 1989
1989 – 1999
The first logo of the company was in the form of a burgundy circle, a few millimeters around which there was also a burgundy outline. Within the circle, the name of the company was stretched, reminiscent of the fish-eye effect.
1999 – present
In 1999, the rim around the circle became silver, and the circle itself was no longer burgundy, but red. The company name was located in the same way and had the same white color.
Emblem and Symbol
The Tatra emblem is one of the most permanent in the world auto heraldry. The icons of the earliest models are almost indistinguishable from modern ones.