Jan Machak founded a small firm in 1910 to make bicycles and other bicycle parts. Sometime in 1933 he decided to make motorcycles in Prague and signs and agreement with a Belgian firm called Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN). He selects their motorcycle model FN200 and improvises it renaming it as OGAR 250 in 1934.
Machak's firm continues making motorcycles until 1942 after which the then management felt the need to expand its footprint and so registers the firm officially. Vincent Sklenar an automotive engineer heads the team.
In 1946 Czechoslovakia a communist state by then gets both the brands OGAR and JAWA under a single umbrella and renames it as Zbrojovka Brno.
After combining both firms into one major enterprise, Zbrojovka Brno started interchanging several parts to launch new models. So OGAR uses the frame of a JAWA Perak motorcycle and puts a 2-stroke OGAR engine resulting in the birth of a powerful OGAR 350 in 1948. About 2500 of these were manufactured.
A very rare metal collectible in 1:18 scale.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6.5 x 3.5 x 4.5|