Licence from Wanderer
Ing. František Janeček purchases a licence from Wanderer to produce a 500 OHV Wanderer motorbike.
The JAWA trademark
Ing. František Janeček registers the JAWA (JAneček + WAnderer) trademark.
The XXI International Motor Show in Prague
The first JAWA motorbike, the JAWA 500 OHV, is presented at the XXI International Motor Show in Prague.
The English motorbike racer and designer G. W. Patchett comes to JAWA. He focuses mainly on sports machines but also brings experience in the production of light two-stroke motorbikes. His acumen and enterprise contribute to the design of the JAWA 175 motorbike powered by a Villiers engine.
Six Days Race
JAWA takes part in a Six Days Race for the first time, with E. Stokuč riding a JAWA 500 OHV. Although a number of mechanical failures hamper his attempt, he wins the bronze medal.
The JAWA 175 Villiers
Manufacture of the JAWA 175 Villiers motorbike begins. This revolutionary model is sold under the slogan "The People's Motorcycle at a Bargain Price".
Six Days Race in Italy
Six Days Race takes place in Merano, Italy. Czechoslovakia enters the International Trophy competition for the first time, where the whole Czech team, consisting of A. Vitvara, F. Brand, side-cart driver Jaroslav Kaiser and co-driver Kromberger, ride JAWA machines.
Isle of Man TT
F. Brand enters the legendary Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) race and wins a silver Tourist Trophy.
JAWA introduces its first car, the JAWA 700. The body is produced at the plant in Kvasinky and is assembled at a new plant in Týnec nad Sázavou.
JAWA 350 SV
The JAWA 350 SV is the first motorcycle manufactured with JAWA's own engine design.
JAWA 1000 aircraft engine
The young aviation engineer, Zdeněk Pilát, designs the JAWA 1000 aircraft engine. This lightweight, air-cooled two-cylinder engine with opposing pistons is considered the best designed European engine of its class. Unfortunately, the engine is never manufactured.
JAWA 100 Robot Motocross
The smallest addition to the JAWA motorcycle family, the JAWA 100 Robot Motocross, was designed by the most talented designer from the Patechett team - Josef Josíf
The second and unfortunatelly last car manufactured by JAWA is the JAWA 600. Last pieces left factory after the World War II.
Pre-War Sports Achievements
JAWA riders win a couple of gold medals, and the Trophy Team takes second place, at Six Days Race events in 1935 and 1938. JAWA riders also win at flat-track Gold Helmet race meetings. H. Gunzenhauser wins in Pardubice in 1935 and 1936, and F. Juhan wins at the same venu in 1938. In addition, F. Brand and V. Vitvar bring home laurel wreaths from road speed races.
JAWA 250 Duplex Semiblock Engine
The last pre-war engine, the newly designed JAWA 250 Duplex Semiblock Engine is ready for manufacture.
World War II
With proverbial Nazi ruthlessness, JAWA is forced to produce military orders beginning in September 1939. JAWA factories produce gasoline pumps, power generators and other products under the direct supervision of Rüstungsinspektion Prag and RLM Berlin.
Ing. František Janeček Dies
On June 4, 1941 the legendary founder of JAWA , Ing. František Janeček, dies aged 63 years. He has earned many titles in his life, including The Motorcycle King, which best testifies to his contribution and status in the motorcycle industry before World War II. The new CEO of JAWA is JUDr. Jaroslav Frei.
More years coming soon