The beginnings of motor sport in Bratislava and Košice in the years 1921 – 1933 Cover Image

Počiatky motoristického športu v Bratislave a Košiciach v rokoch 1921 – 1933
The beginnings of motor sport in Bratislava and Košice in the years 1921 – 1933

Author(s): Mikuláš Jančura
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Economy, Gender Studies, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Cultural history, Psychology, Customs / Folklore, Geography, Regional studies, National Economy, Business Economy / Management, Micro-Economics, Energy and Environmental Studies, Visual Arts, Human Geography, Regional Geography, Historical Geography, Environmental Geography, Maps / Cartography, History of Law, Civil Law, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Political Theory, Civil Society, Public Administration, Sociology, Economic history, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Gender history, Recent History (1900 till today), Philosophy of Mind, Economic policy, Environmental and Energy policy, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Welfare systems, Developing nations, Politics and religion, Politics and society, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Social psychology and group interaction, Applied Sociology, Social development, Social differentiation, Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Criminology, Family and social welfare, Demography and human biology, Human Ecology, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Welfare services, Economic development, Environmental interactions, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), Sports Studies, Tourism, Business Ethics, Globalization, Socio-Economic Research, Sociology of Art, Philosophy of History
Published by: Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach
Keywords: Interwar period; Slovakia; Motoring; Sport;

Summary/Abstract: The tradition of motor sport in Slovakia is not rooted so deeply as in the Czech lands, or west European states, where it was developed since the turn of 19th and 20th century. This expensive and marginal activity at the beginning started to grow through the organized motoring associations, which were based in Slovakia during the 1920s and 1930s. In Slovakia didn’t exist stable speedway in this period and the races were organized on public roads, what required the cooperation of the districts’ structures and security forces. This kind of races were more attractive and it made them accessible to a wider circle of audience. From the slowly beginnings in the first half of the 1920s a solid base of sports motoring has been formed, subsequently extended its activities range from small club trips to events such as: Competition reliability,„Star-driving“, Speed races or Competition of elegance. This positive trend, however, was temporarily dampened by the impact of the global economic crisis, which also closed the pioneering stage of development of motor sport in Slovakia. This paper aims to capture the character of a relatively dynamic growth of modern sport activity in its pioneering stage in Slovakia.

  • Issue Year: 3/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 57-65
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Slovak