The WR8 was not the fastest truck of the 1950s. That was the Mercedes 'Blue Wonder', which was used to transport race cars and parts for the Mercedes racing team. The truck was powered by the engine from a 300SL, and was capable of a top speed of 170 km/h. The fastest truck of the 1950s was the hauler for the Mercedes racing team to haul their sl300 racecar. The truck had the same engine as the racecar, and and supposedly achieved ridiculous speeds for the time while travelling the Autobahn, en route to Le Mans in 1955 (it was one of these haulers that came back to Germany empty, after their car was involved in the worst crash in motorsports history). Speaking of the 1985 Paris-Dakar rally, that was the debut of Czechoslovak LIAZ trucks. Out of 56 trucks in this competition 1985, LIAZ participated for the first time. This is two 4x4 units. They were 80% serial types. Modifications were only the improvement of air filters for dusty environments, more headlights and reinforcement of the cabin in case of overturning of the vehicle and special tires to sand. 257kW 6-cylinder in-line diesel with turbocharging, gearbox, axles and chassis are standard taken from the most powerful serial type. In the first stage, these teams took 5th and 6th place in the truck category, both LIAZ vehicles completed the entire competition, while only a quarter of the total number of vehicles completed the competition, i.e. in trucks acuuratelly 20 vehicles out of 56 completed to end. The first crew finished 14th and the second crew was disqualified due to the withdrawal of one crew member, a Frenchman who was a brand representative for the French importer, who had a mental problem, meaning that the car finished the competition but with only two persons. For the fact that they only knew this competition from magazines, they did very well. They were the first trucks in this competition from the countries of the Iron Curtain. It was a shock to the racers from the west, who did not understand who he was and thought that in Czechoslovakia people live without hot water in bamboo huts without electricity, so it was a shock how far they are with the production of trucks there. You know propaganda is, and even then it was with you and the confrontation with reality was shocking. In 1986, several crews from the mentioned country participated with LIAZ 4x4 and Tatra 6x6 vehicles, and some of them finished in second and third place. The overall best truck over 6 tons of cargo in II. after the Second World War, many experts recommend the Tatra 111, which was still better in many parameters in the 1960s, especially in terms of reliability, cross-country ability and the ability to work even at temperatures below -40°C tested in Siberia. However, your propaganda will hardly admit it.