Decades of passion for Dakar

For over 20 years, we’ve been drawing on worldwide experience to craft the finest trucks.

For over 20 years, we’ve been drawing on worldwide experience to craft the finest trucks.

Our journey to the top

In 2002, Martin Macík Sr. crossed paths with Jiří Žák while in search of a truck to compete in the Dakar Rally. Despite finding no luck at the Tatra factory, Jiří connected Martin with Ladislav Fajtl, who had prior Dakar experience and offered assistance. Quickly, they acquired a truck in July 2002 and by 2003, they embarked on their inaugural race together. The vehicle, a LIAZ that had participated in the Dakar 1992 and a few other races, had sat unused for years. Martin purchased and refurbished it within months, incorporating parts from other rally trucks. Thus, their journey began. Fast forward 22 years later, Martin’s son achieved a significant milestone. In Dakar 2024, driving the truck named Cenda, meticulously developed over the years, they encountered no technical issues throughout the race. This victory marked the culmination of years of development, leading to perfection.

2002

The beginning

2005

Own chassis with LIAZ cabin

2006

Purchase of LIAZ documentation

2007

First LIAZ EVO 1 prototype

2008

Building LIAZ EVO 2 with a new engine

2011

Start of the client program

2013

New rules and engine change

2016

The legendary Franta

2019

The snout is born IVECO EVO 1

2021

Weight to power ratio

2023

Winning evolution number 3

2024

The evolution continues