In 1905, the company ceased bicycle production, stopped developing new
motorcycle models, and turned its attention to automobiles. By presenting its first
two-cylinder car, the Voiturette A, in Vienna in October and Prague in December 1905,
L&K opened a new chapter in the world of engines.
Telegram for Václav
Klement from the 8th
run of the Semmering
Race (1906): “Came
first, 25 sec ahead
of the runner-up,
best time across
Count Alexander Kolowrat-Krakowsky made
the brand famous all over Europe and formed
a one-of-a-kind duo with Otto Hieronimus.
The first run of the Zbraslav – Jíloviště (near
Prague) in 1908 saw L&K win six first places,
five second places and one third. At St. Petersburg – Moscow, Hieronimus won the class
with his 16 hp FC model, beating competitors
with cars up to 100 hp.
Record-breaking L&K Type FCS
The most successful model was the FCS
with engines of up to 96 hp. To enhance
the brand’s image, Klement sent one FCS
to the Brooklands track in September
1908. Hieronimus reached a speed
of 118.72 kph, setting a new record
in the class of cars with a four-cylinder
engine and a bore of up to 86 mm.
L&K Type FCs in front of the Kremlin
during the St. Petersburg – Moscow (1908):
Driver Bukshin from Russia (left) about
whose result we have no information,
Otto Hieronimus (right).