The communists came and they took away our company
Miroslav Adamek was born on August 18, 1939 in Prague. His father had been running a car repair shop in Modřany since 1934. After 1939, Miroslav’s father decided to repair German cars. With this concession, he earned a living for his family and his employees even during the Second World War. At the end of the war, the witness witnessed the last battles during the Prague Uprising. On this occasion, his older brother helped the wounded and saved several lives. In 1950, the communist authorities nationalized the car workshop of the Adamek family, where both the father and the brother remained as employees. At the end of the 1960s, Miroslav spent several months training in the Federal Republic of Germany. After returning to Czechoslovakia, he began to devote himself fully to his career as a car racer. He achieved many sporting successes and won several awards. In the 1990s, he bought his father’s former company and started a business again. After failures and financial problems, he sold a part of the company. He still works in his car workshop in Modřany.