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University of Defence and TATRA TRUCKS sign agreement on cooperation

University of Defence and TATRA TRUCKS sign agreement on cooperation

14. 7. 2016 18:06

Today, July 14, 2016, signed by the representatives of the University of Defence and the company TATRA TRUCKS agreement on mutual cooperation. It has both parties benefit in the development and research as well as improve the education of students and the professional competence of specialists.

University of Defence and TATRA TRUCKS sign agreement on cooperation

Photo: University of Defence
Caption: University of Defence, logo.

Signing of agreement between the University of Defence and the automaker Tatra is the beginning of a new stage of cooperation traditional producer of military vehicles and the Army of the Czech Republic, which Tatra branded products in use for decades. Under the treaty signed by the Rector of the University of Defence, Brigadier General Bohuslav Prikryl, for TATRA TRUCKS then CEO Martin Bednarz, technical director Radomir Smolka and commercial director David Pipal.

University of Defence and TATRA TRUCKS from the new covenant promise to raise the level of scientific, research and development potential and technical development of both Parties, the agreement has also to promote quality education for university students and contribute to increased expertise of specialists from TATRA TRUCKS. In this context, we must mention that in late April a similar agreement concluded Defence University and the company RETIA, a leading Czech producer of special radars and electronics.

University of Defence and TATRA TRUCKS want in mutually beneficial cooperation use their scientific research and technological possibilities and apply them in specific development projects, but also in specialist activities. To joint scientific studies, research and development in the field of defense and security technologies are specialists universities and TATRA TRUCKS utilize the most modern work practices and technical resources
and technology at their disposal. It will also enable practical verification of the results of theoretical research.

TATRA TRUCKS offer special lectures on research and experimental development for selected students and staff of the University of Defence. Furthermore, for them to arrange excursions and internships in the design office, testing laboratory and manufacturing equipment TATRA TRUCKS.Specialists automakers will act as head of dissertations and theses and trainers – specialists in the processing of dissertations in the role of opponents’ theses. TATRA TRUCKS also suggests themes of final student work in accordance with the research, development, innovation and manufacturing projects for the company. Likewise, the automaker will allow verification of the results of scientific, research and innovation activities of students and academic staff of the University of Defence in manufacturing and business practices.

Conversely Defence University under the contract will contribute to mutual cooperation with special lectures on new trends of development of selected industries and technologies of mutual interest.Likewise, the realization of special offers theoretical calculations, simulations, modeling and analysis in dealing with projects of basic and applied research and experimental development. Finally, to experts automakers results of scientific, research
and innovation activities of the academic staff of the University of Defence and the results of the students’ final papers to validate their commercial utilization in terms of TATRA TRUCKS.

http://www.parlamentnilisty.cz/zpravy/tiskovezpravy/Univerzita-obrany-a-spolecnost-TATRA-TRUCKS-podepsaly-smlouvu-o-vzajemne-spolupraci-444757


Tatra returns to Greenwich

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One of the best surprises of 2016 was the return of Tatra to Greenwich; Tatras made appearances in 2005, 2007, and 2008 at this popular event, giving up the Eastern Bloc niche to Volgas for a few years. But the Czech marque returned in grand style, with a 1941 T87 sedan wowing cognoscenti and concours newbies alike. This rear-engined V8 sedan, now owned by Barney Hallingbee, is said to have been restored in the Czech Republic in the 1990s before making its way to the new world. T87s have been climbing in value and just a few yards away Bonhams was offering yet another T87 in its auction tent. Whatever the previous American owner paid for this car in the 1990s we have to say “well bought,” because the best examples have been steadily adding $5,000 a year for the past decade.


Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/classic-cars/7-coolest-foreign-cars-greenwich-concours-europa#ixzz4DuoTCEA5


Tatra wins K&K Wertungsfahrt 2016

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Walter Steiner and his passenger Irene Tschirk won the K&K Wertungsfahrt 2016.

They beat numerous other oldtimers, all pre-war vehicles, including other Tatras like Helmuth Hoffmann on his T 57 sport

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6oDLpWabfM


Tatras at Het Loo Concours dÉlegance, NL

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Last weekend, two Tatras attended the Dutch Concours d’Elelehance at Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn NL.

German Juergen Laser and his wife Karin competed at the Concours with their lovely and immaculate T 75 with Bohemia body.

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Kees Smit with his son Guido competed in the supporting Pionier Automobielen Club rally with his T 12.


Cars We Remember: Government built Czech Tataplan memories

By Greg ZylaMore Content Now
Q: Hello Greg and I enjoy your articles. I’m wondering if you can give me some information on the T-600 Tatraplan automobile. I remember many years ago I saw an article I think you did on this car, but I have misplaced it. I also know the name Tataplan is really “foreign” to most car fans, but it was a car I do remember as I am retired now. My friend once had a 1947 Tatraplan, and it would be interesting to see what info you can further provide.
— John L., retired and happy at age 84 in Illinois.
A: John thanks much for reading my columns and yes, I did do an article on the Tatraplan about eight years ago that appeared in Auto Roundup Magazine. I explained that the only time I ever heard of a Tatraplan car came thanks to my good friend, and one of the real legends of drag racing namely the late Jack Kulp. Kulp built and raced drag cars in the early days of dragster and gasser competition. Kulp especially loved running foreign cars like Simcas and Triumphs, sometimes to the chagrin of the racing associations.
Kulp informed me he would have loved to run a Czechoslovakian-built Tatraplan, but he never really had access to one that he could turn into an AA/Gas Supercharged drag strip terror.
To your question, the Tatraplan cars were assembled by the Tatra car company from 1946 to 1952. The predecessor of the T-600 was a model 107, so your friend’s 1947 model received either the nomenclature of 107 or the newer T-600. The car was a result of a government sponsored, “centralized economic” communist plan in Czechoslovakia.
The Tatraplans were streamlined full-size family cars that came with a 1952cc inline horizontally opposed flat four-cylinder air-cooled engine placed between the rear axles. The body had a coefficient aerodynamic drag of 0.32, which was great for that era and the main reason Jack Kulp wanted one to race. The wheelbase was 110-inches.
Overall, some 6,432 T-600’s were sold from 1947 through 1952, but in late 1951, the Czech Department of Defense, which controlled all production of cars and trucks, informed Tatra they would now build trucks and that all cars would be built under the Skoda brand, the latter one two other government run car companies in the country at the time. The third car company in the Czech Republic was Praga.
In 1954, however, Tatra re-joined car building with a large passenger car with an air cooled V8 engine and transaxle. The V8 T603-engine had previously been developed and tested on the race track in Tatra experimental and race cars. It was used in the Tatra-603, and went on sale in 1955 and remained in production until 1975. In its’ 18 years of sales, a total of 20,422 T-603’s were built.
Following my article years ago, I also received a nice letter from a gentleman in Australia named Craig who pointed out some very interesting facts about the 1947 Tatraplan models. As he was rebuilding a 1950 model at the time, he noted that the 1947 Tatraplan could be a model 107 or a T-600.
Craig explained the differences noting that the T-600 was essentially the same vehicle as the 107 but featured a vertically mounted fan whereas the 107 had a horizontally mounted fan and just one carburetor instead of two on the T-600. Craig also has a 603 Tatra with the air cooled and rear mounted V8 and we thank him for his input.
Today, Tatra is still in business and ranks among the oldest car and truck manufacturers in the world with more than 116-years of continuous activity. Tatra still impacts the auto and truck industry in the Czech Republic and abroad.
In ending, it is also very notable that since March of 2013, the Tatra Trucks Company is now owned by Czech shareholders, a big change in the philosophy of free enterprise.
Thanks for your letter John.
— Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now, BestRide.com and other Gatehouse Media publications. He welcomes reader questions on old cars, auto nostalgia and old-time motorsports at 303 Roosevelt St., Sayre, Pennsylvania 18840 or at greg@gregzyla.com.
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By Greg ZylaMore Content Now
Q: Hello Greg and I enjoy your articles. I’m wondering if you can give me some information on the T-600 Tatraplan automobile. I remember many years ago I saw an article I think you did on this car, but I have misplaced it. I also know the name Tataplan is really “foreign” to most car fans, but it was a car I do remember as I am retired now. My friend once had a 1947 Tatraplan, and it would be interesting to see what info you can further provide.
— John L., retired and happy at age 84 in Illinois.
A: John thanks much for reading my columns and yes, I did do an article on the Tatraplan about eight years ago that appeared in Auto Roundup Magazine. I explained that the only time I ever heard of a Tatraplan car came thanks to my good friend, and one of the real legends of drag racing namely the late Jack Kulp. Kulp built and raced drag cars in the early days of dragster and gasser competition. Kulp especially loved running foreign cars like Simcas and Triumphs, sometimes to the chagrin of the racing associations.
Kulp informed me he would have loved to run a Czechoslovakian-built Tatraplan, but he never really had access to one that he could turn into an AA/Gas Supercharged drag strip terror.
To your question, the Tatraplan cars were assembled by the Tatra car company from 1946 to 1952. The predecessor of the T-600 was a model 107, so your friend’s 1947 model received either the nomenclature of 107 or the newer T-600. The car was a result of a government sponsored, “centralized economic” communist plan in Czechoslovakia.
The Tatraplans were streamlined full-size family cars that came with a 1952cc inline horizontally opposed flat four-cylinder air-cooled engine placed between the rear axles. The body had a coefficient aerodynamic drag of 0.32, which was great for that era and the main reason Jack Kulp wanted one to race. The wheelbase was 110-inches.
Overall, some 6,432 T-600’s were sold from 1947 through 1952, but in late 1951, the Czech Department of Defense, which controlled all production of cars and trucks, informed Tatra they would now build trucks and that all cars would be built under the Skoda brand, the latter one two other government run car companies in the country at the time. The third car company in the Czech Republic was Praga.
In 1954, however, Tatra re-joined car building with a large passenger car with an air cooled V8 engine and transaxle. The V8 T603-engine had previously been developed and tested on the race track in Tatra experimental and race cars. It was used in the Tatra-603, and went on sale in 1955 and remained in production until 1975. In its’ 18 years of sales, a total of 20,422 T-603’s were built.
Following my article years ago, I also received a nice letter from a gentleman in Australia named Craig who pointed out some very interesting facts about the 1947 Tatraplan models. As he was rebuilding a 1950 model at the time, he noted that the 1947 Tatraplan could be a model 107 or a T-600.
Craig explained the differences noting that the T-600 was essentially the same vehicle as the 107 but featured a vertically mounted fan whereas the 107 had a horizontally mounted fan and just one carburetor instead of two on the T-600. Craig also has a 603 Tatra with the air cooled and rear mounted V8 and we thank him for his input.
Today, Tatra is still in business and ranks among the oldest car and truck manufacturers in the world with more than 116-years of continuous activity. Tatra still impacts the auto and truck industry in the Czech Republic and abroad.
In ending, it is also very notable that since March of 2013, the Tatra Trucks Company is now owned by Czech shareholders, a big change in the philosophy of free enterprise.
Thanks for your letter John.
— Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now, BestRide.com and other Gatehouse Media publications. He welcomes reader questions on old cars, auto nostalgia and old-time motorsports at 303 Roosevelt St., Sayre, Pennsylvania 18840 or at greg@gregzyla.com.

A second edition of the Hans and Erich Ledwinka Buch?

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Die Autopioniere Hans und Erich Ledwinka, Ihr Leben, ihre Technik

Authors:  Günther Nagenkögl und Hans Stögmüller

320 Pages

23 x 27,51 cm

language: German

Price € 29,90 (second edition will be slightly more expensive)

ISBN 978-3-9503964-3-0

Die Autopioniere Hans und Erich Ledwinka, Ihr Leben, ihre Technik
Authors:
Günther Nagenkögl und Hans Stögmüller
320 Pages
23 x 27,51 cm
Price € 29,90 (second edition will be slighly higher)
ISBN 978-3-9503964-3-0

Book impression: http://www.akaziaverlag.at/buecher-details/items/die-autopioniere-hans-und-erich-ledwinka-ihr-leben-ihre-technik.html

Regrettably, the book was published in very low numbers and has been sold out of several months. You are lucky if you have one! Due to a high demand, the publisher, Akazia Verlag, is considering a second print but want to play safe.  If you want to order a second edition book, please order it at the publisher!

You can contact:

Publisher: Akazia Verlag

Grüner Hang 2,  A-4293 Gutau, Austria

Contactperson: Mrs Regina David

Tel.(Austria):  0650 / 451 51 52

Tel. (From abroad): 0043/650 / 451 51 52

Mail: office@akaziaverlag.at



Die Autopioniere Hans und Erich Ledwinka, Ihr Leben, ihre Technik

Autor/in:

Günther Nagenkögl und Hans Stögmüller


320 Seiten

23 x 27,51 cm

Preis € 29,90

ISBN 978-3-9503964-3-0Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse an diesem Buch!


Die Auflage ist leider komplett vergriffen. Derzeit keine zweite Auflage geplant. Das Verlag koennen Sie hilfen durch eine Bestellung direkt am Verlag zu machen.

Verlag : Akazia Verlag

Grüner Hang 2, A-4293     Gutau

Kontaktperson: Frau Regina David

Tel.- Inland :  0650 / 451 51 52

Tel.-Ausland: 0043/650 / 451 51 52

Mail: office@akaziaverlag.at

Hineinlesen: http://www.akaziaverlag.at/buecher-details/items/die-autopioniere-hans-und-erich-ledwinka-ihr-leben-ihre-technik.html


Zwei Autoren schrieben ein Buch über die beiden Autopioniere Hans Ledwinka (1878-1967) und dessen Sohn Erich (1904-1992), die in Steyr, Nesselsdorf/Kopřivnice und Graz ihre Meisterleistungen vollbrachten. Hans Ledwinka war für das erste in Steyr produzierte Auto verantwortlich und leitete dann das Tatra-Werk in Mähren (Tschechien) bis 1945. Sein Sohn Erich konstruierte nach beruflichen Einsätzen in Nesselsdorf, Berlin, München und Steyr in Graz den Steyr-Puch Haflinger und den Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer.

„Den Anstoß, das Buch zu schreiben, gab die Schenkung des schriftlichen Nachlasses der beiden Konstrukteure durch Hans Ledwinka an das Stadtarchiv Steyr“, sagt der Journalist Hans Stögmüller, der gemeinsam mit dem Techniker Ing. Günther Nagenkögl Autor des Bandes ist. Der promovierte Chemiker Hans Ledwinka lebt in St. Ulrich bei Steyr und ist der Sohn Erichs und der Enkel von Hans Ledwinka.

Mehr als zwanzig Schachteln voll mit schriftlichen Unterlagen, Plänen und Fotos umfasst der Nachlass Ledwinka. Er wurde von Mitgliedern der Historiengruppe der Redtenbacher-Gesellschaft Steyr geordnet und dem Steyrer Stadtarchiv übergeben.

Das Buch gibt einen perfekten Überblick über Leben und Schaffen von Ledwinka Vater und Sohn. Hans Ledwinka, der am 14. Februar 1878 in Klosterneuburg bei Wien geboren wurde, besuchte nach einer Schlosserlehre die Werkmeisterschule in Wien und ging dann als Konstrukteur nach Nesselsdorf in Mähren. Er wirkte bereits beim ersten Auto mit, der als „Präsident“ 1898 vorgestellt wurde.

Nach einer kurzen Zeit bei einem Wiener Dampfwagen-Erzeuger war er ab 1906 als Leiter der Abteilung Automobilbau in Nesselsdorf beschäftigt. Dann kam 1916 der Ruf nach Steyr, wo er die Automobilfertigung aufbaute und den ersten Wagen, den Typ Steyr II, entwickelte. Weitere Typen folgten, doch Ledwinka übersiedelte 1923 wieder nach Nesselsdorf, wo er Werkschef wurde.

Es folgte eine Vielzahl von Personenwagen, darunter die epochale Entwicklung des Tatra 11 mit luftgekühltem Zweizylinder-Motor, Zentralrohrrahmen und Pendelachse, aber auch Stromlinienautos, Lastwagen, Eisenbahnfahrzeuge und Flugzeuge. 1945 wurde Ledwinka verhaftet und wegen Staatsverrats sechs Jahre einsperrt. Anschließend lebte er in München.

Sein Sohn Erich kam 1930 nach dem Maschinenbaustudium an der TH Wien zu seinem Vater nach Nesselsdorf, wo er an der Entwicklung einiger Autos mitarbeitete. 1937 bis 1940 war er beim Flugzeugbauer Bücker in Berlin tätig, um dann wieder zu Tatra zurückzukehren. Ihm gelang rechtzeitig die Flucht vor den Sowjets. Nach freiberuflicher Tätigkeit in Bayern kam er 1950 zu Steyr-Daimler-Puch nach Steyr. Er wurde dafür auserkoren, einen Kleinwagen zu entwickeln, aus dem nach mehreren Varianten der Steyr-Puch 500 mit Fiat-Karosserie entstand.

Anschließend war Erich Ledwinka Technischer Direktor in Graz, wo er für den Haflinger und den Pinzgauer verantwortlich zeichnete. Auch an der Entwicklung des Geländewagens Puch G war er beteiligt, der heute noch in Graz als Mercedes G erzeugt wird. Erich Ledwinka promovierte an der TU Graz zum Doktor der Technischen Wissenschaften.

Hans Ledwinka wurde mit dem Dr. h. c. geehrt und wie auch sein Sohn mit vielen Ehrungen überschüttet. Vorläufiger Höhepunkt war 2007 die Aufnahme in die Ruhmesgalerie (European Automotive Hall of Fame) in der Eingangshalle des Genfer Autosalons. Neben Ferdinand und Ferry Porsche ist Hans Ledwinka der dritte Österreicher in der illustren Runde von Autokonstrukteuren.

Die Autoren:

Günther Nagenkögl, geb. 1946 in Steyr. Von 165 – 1970 bei Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG als Motorenkonstrukteur. Ab Herbst 1985 Gruppenleiter „Neue Motorenprojekte“. 1990 Eintritt in das Motorenforschungsinstitut AVL-List GmbH in Graz. Leitung des Konstruktionsbüros für Nutzfahrzeugmotoren am Standort Steyr. Ab 2009 im Ruhestand. Selbständiger Konsulent für Dieselmotorenkonstruktion.

Hans Stögmüller, geboren 1949 in Steyr, war Redakteur einer oberösterreichischen Tageszeitung. Er beschäftigt sich seit langer Zeit intensiv mit der Geschichte der Eisenstadt Steyr und ihrer Umgebung. Er verfasste die Bücher »Wehrgraben. Führer durch Geschichte und Arbeitswelt« (1987) und zusammen mit Gerhard Sperl und Werner Tippelt den Kulturführer »Österreichische Eisenstraße« (1992). 2010 erschien sein Buch »Josef Werndl und die Waffenfabrik in Steyr«. Als Mitglied des Vereins »Freunde der Geschichte der Stadt Steyr und der Eisenwurzen« ist er auch regelmäßig Autor für das Jahrbuch des Stadtarchivs Steyr.



Tatra T 613-3, the movie star. (Video)

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This video maps performing Tatra 613-3 ( CSSR 1986-1992) in Czech and foreign films , TV series and music videos . This is a publication of samples ( patterns ) of these film images.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSHxU6o05Xs


Kamaz introduces new truck for 2017 Dakar

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http://www.gizmag.com/kamaz-master-dakar-2017/43669/


Tatra unveils new tactical trucks

T815-7ArmouredCabinEurosatory2016

http://www.janes.com/article/61310/eurosatory-2016-tatra-unveils-two-new-tactical-trucks


Latvian Motor Museum in Riga has restored its T 87

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Latvian Text + Video: http://www.lsm.lv/lv/raksts/motori/dzive/iekarojamais-tatra-87.a188705/

More: http://www.delfi.lv/tchk/news/rizhskij-motormuzej-pokazal-dva-novyh-eksklyuzivnyh-avto-tatra-87-i-kabriolet-steyr220.d?id=47588897


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