In the early 1930’s, Czechoslovakian Franisek Janecek began building Wanderer motorbikes under licence.  The name “Jawa” comes from both names.  Car manufacture began in the mid-1930’s with a DKW also built under licence.  Production ended in 1945.

1935 Jawa 750 Racing Coupé (1,000 miles of Czechoslovakia Race).  Model by Hynek Knopp