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T 97 in The Automobile

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A bit of reading (5,000 words / 10 pages) at your local magazine seller last Monday ….and some nice pictures and other features, if the writing doesn’t appeal to you. Consider a subscription, because it’s a top title.

Foreign readers can order the May 2018 issue of The Automobile by visiting:  http://www.theautomobile.co.uk/may-2018-issue/

April 18th, 2018

Tatra Christmas gifts: Calendars, Puzzles, Models etc

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Calendar 2018 – A Secret Garden in L.A.

I shot my first series of Tatra wrecks in 2009. On New Year’s Eve, in the final hours of the year, I published the photos online. Due to the nine-hour time difference, I am able to say that in another part of the world, i.e. the United States, in the final hours of that same year, an unknown customer got in touch we me wanting to buy a photo of a rusty Tatra for his girlfriend. The customer was Paul Greenstein, his girlfriend Dydia DeLyser. The following year, their Tatra 87 (1941) won 1st place in the prestigious New York Times competition Collectible Car of the Year 2010, while their Nash 690 (1924) was among the top ten finalists. This wonderful couple then visited me in Usti nad Labem in the north of the Czech Republic in January 2011; the world was not so big as to prevent us from meeting. As the years passed, we kept in touch. I now consider it fate that I travelled all the way to Paul and Dydia’s home in Los Angeles during my trip to the USA to shoot Tatra 77s in 2017. I was able to stay in the home of these true collectors – a home with a magical interior, just like a miniature museum. They let me photograph their collection of veteran cars, mainly Tatras and Nash cars in their original condition, freely. I don’t think that all our experiences and connections are just a coincidence. On the contrary. Fate wanted us to meet. And now I can show you their world, their garden.

Kalender 2018 – Geheimnisvoller Garten in L.A.

Im Jahr 2009 hatte ich die erste Fotoserie der Tatra-Wracks aufgenommen und am Silvester in den letzten Stunden des Jahres auf der Internetseite veröffentlicht. Dank der Zeitverschiebung von neun Stunden kann man sagen, ebenfalls in den letzten Stunden des Jahres auch anderswo auf der Welt, rief mich ein unbekannter Interessent aus Amerika an und wollte ein Foto eines verrosteten Tatraplan für seine Freundin kaufen. Es war Paul Greenstein und seine Freundin Dydia DeLyser. Ein Jahr später, im Jahr 2010, gewann ihr Tatra 87 (1941) in den USA bei einer Umfrage der New York Times – Collectible car of the year 2010 – den 1. Platz. Des weiteren kam ihr Nash 690 (1924) bei dieser Umfrage unter die besten zehn. Im Januar 2011 besuchte mich das fantastische Paar bei mir zu Hause in Ústí nad Labem in Nordböhmen. Die Welt war einfach nicht so groß, dass wir uns nicht treffen konnten. Viele Jahre sind inzwischen wie Wasser verlaufen, wir stehen stets im gelegentlichen Kontakt und ich empfinde es wahrlich schicksalshaft, dass wir im Jahr 2017 während unserer USA-Reise zu den Tatra 77-Fahrzeugen bis zu Paul und Dydia nach Los Angeles fahren konnten. Wir hielten uns im Haus der wirklichen Sammler auf, welches wahrlich wie ein kleines zauberhaftes Museum eingerichtet ist. Wir konnten frei deren Sammlung unrestaurierter Oldtimer fotografieren, vorwiegend der Marke Tatra und Nash. Ich denke mir, dass alles, was mal geschehen ist und uns verbindet, kein Zufall ist, sondern umgekehrt. Das Schicksal hat es einfach gewollt, dass wir uns begegnen und ich kann Sie nun durch deren kleine Welt, durch deren Garten führen.

Format: 48×33cm

Price for EU countries: 35, – Euro

http://www.vladimircettl.com/kalendar2018-a-secret-garden-in-la

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T 603:    https://www.retro-auta.com/Puzzle-c-40-TATRA-603-2-1975-1000-dilku-d292.htm

T 603 VB:   https://www.retro-auta.com/Puzzle-c-47-TATRA-603-2-VB-1975-1000-dilku-d299.htm

T 613:   https://www.retro-auta.com/Puzzle-c-53-TATRA-613-3-1987-1000-dilku-d305.htm

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https://shop.tatramuseum.cz/

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https://www.ebay.com/b/TATRA-Diecast-Toy-Cars/222/bn_5777568

December 17th, 2017

T 613 Electronic

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T 613 Electronic

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November 1st, 2017

Tatras to be auctioned in Berlin by Coys

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http://www.coys.co.uk/cars/1967-tatra-603-v8

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http://www.coys.co.uk/cars/1932-tatra-57

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September 25th, 2017

New Karel Rosenkranz book

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A new Tatra book has been published by Lupress:

Strucny Atlas Automobilu by Karel Rosenkranz.

The book is in fact a collection of Tatra car and truck paintings by Karel Rosenkranz, not only a former Tatra Museum director, but also a graphic by origin whose Tatra drawings have been published in several books as well on calendars.

The book numbers 255 pages and is multilingual. ISBN: 978-80-270-1085-1

The book is available at the Tatra Museum, also on line: https://shop.tatramuseum.cz/uvodni-stranka/knihy-c14/kniha-atlas-automobilu-tatra-i2382/

July 12th, 2017

The EUR 490,00 120 years TATRA Watch

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May 31st, 2017

T 54 for sale in Austria

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https://www.classicdriver.com/en/dealer/hodlmayr-classic-car-center?id=98566&type=car&model=

https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/tatra/t54/1934/427983

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May 31st, 2017

Tatraplan among 700 to be auctioned, unrestored cars in the U.S.

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If you’ve been looking for an obscure project car, we can think of few better places to find one than at this upcoming car auction. Minnesota auction company VanDerBrink Auctions will sell off the collection of over 700 vehicles Ron Hackenberger has amassed over the years. Everything will be sold at no reserve, and from what we can tell, even fans of the most unusual machines will be able to find something.

For instance, if you’re into tiny cars, he has a few from all over the world, including a few Honda N600s and Z600s, several Crosleys, an Isetta, and even a Goggomobil. We also spotted a Subaru 360 lurking in one of the photos. Hackenberger has an array of European classics such as British and Italian roadsters, and various French cars, including a number of Citroen DSs and 2CVs. There are plenty more typical, large American classics including Kaisers, Packards, and Hudsons. Peppered among the much older classics are some more recent vehicles. Two of the most famous, or infamous, gull-winged automobiles, a DeLorean and a Bricklin SV-1, appear in the garage. Hackenberger even has an Amphicar and a rear-engine Tatra from the former Czechoslovakia. The collection isn’t limited to cars, either. Several tractors and bumper cars are also part of the collection.

Even with all the variety in Hackenberger’s collection, one brand of vehicle does stand apart as a clear favorite. Among the man’s 700 vehicles, 250 were built by Studebaker. This likely has something to do with the fact that, according to VanDerBrink Auctions, Hackenberger’s first car was a 1948 Studebaker. In the pictures of the collection, you’ll find loads of Studebaker trucks, compact Larks, and stylish Hawks. He has at least one original, Studebaker-built Avanti, as well as some horse-drawn wagons and buggies from the company’s early days.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these vehicles, or even just taking a look at them, the auction event starts on Friday, July 14 at the collection in Norwalk, Ohio. That Friday is just a preview day, and the following Saturday and Sunday are auction days. And if you can’t make it, you can bid online, or check out more photos and video at the VanDerBrink and Hackenberger websites.

http://www.autofocus.ca/news-events/news/700-car-collection-up-for-auction-includes-tatra-delorean

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February 16th, 2017

New Hanzelka-Zikmund (coffee-table) book. 272 pages

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November 9, 2016

Traveler Miroslav Zikmund christened on Monday, November 7 at the Museum of Southeast Moravia in Zlin new book called Zikmund and Hanzelka. Publication subtitled Tatra around the world wrote Frantisek Emmert, who in writing the book drew mainly from the Archives of H + Z.

In the book, which was created with the active cooperation of Miroslav Zikmund, you will find two hundred documents, such as maps, personal correspondence or documentation of the studies, and more than five hundred photographs. A large part of these documents and photographs, mainly from the personal lives of the two travelers, has not been published, “Magdalena Preiningerová presented the book of the Museum of Southeast Moravia in Zlin, curator of collections of travel.

So readers may know, thanks to the book of life and ways the most famous Czech travelers who managed to realize his boyish dreams, overcome countless obstacles and his courage, faithful friendship and the desire to see the world and inspire the next generation.

Inseparable couple, Miroslav Zikmund and Jiri Hanzelka, drove almost the entire world at a time when it was almost impossible to leave from our country and when you have taken photos to black and white film.

“The book refers to their books. Additionally, the publication has not forgotten the summaries of their lives in several important stages – for example, after 1968 or 1989, “explained Magdalena Preiningerová.

The book of 272 pages is one of the first achievements, which binds to the 70th anniversary of the first trip Zikmund and Hanzelka to the world. In 1947 they had jointly embarked on a tour of Africa and South America. And this anniversary is not only a museum reminds in the coming year. The publication can be purchased at the reception at 14 | 15 Baťov INSTITUTE.

http://www.radiokromeriz.cz/clanky981_miroslav-zikmund-pokrtil-novou-knihu.html

With the Tatra. As is evident from the subtitle of the new book, with the Tatra Miroslav Zikmund, has linked many experiences of cest.

Its author Frantisek Emmert. The book is called Zikmund and Hanzelka with Tatra around the world. The publication has 272 pages and is related to the 70th anniversary of the first journey of the famous pair of travellers. Monday’s book launch was attended personally and sedmadevadesátiletý Miroslav Zikmund.

Frantisek Emmert in writing the book drew primarily from the archives and find a pair of H + Z. “Much of documents and photos, primarily from the personal lives of both travellers, has not been published,” noted curator of collections Magdalena travel Preiningerová.

The book contains two hundred documents. They include maps, personal correspondence or documents from studies. Text completes more than 500 photographs.

“The book refers to the books. Additionally, the publication has not forgotten the summaries of their lives in several important stages, such as after 1968 or 1989, “said Preiningerová. Miroslav Zikmund to the emergence of new publications actively participated.

“All the texts underwent reviewing Mr. Zikmund, because to get texts and a lot of new information and facts,” said Frantisek Emmert.

“Mr. Emmert was prepared this book immensely. The idea in my mind for three years, having studied all our books and all available literature. When proofreading, I evoked lot of things that I never said or wrote. I found a lot of documents and photos that I’ve ever seen, “he said Monday during a book launch Miroslav Zikmund.

“Many things I learned long after the departure of Jirkov and after we had provandrovali world,” said Zikmund Hanzelka with, for example, in 1947, embarked on a journey through Africa and South America.

The first trip was adventurous (Interview by Jarmila Kuncova)

Zlín / INTERVIEW / – “We have a whole range of smart young people, on which will depend the fate of this country,” he said in an interview with Daily sedmadevadesátiletý traveller Miroslav Zikmund. On Monday attended the baptism of a new book Zikmund and Hanzelka subtitled Tatra around the world. a vital champagne, likeable and respected Czech traveller clinked glasses with author Frantisek Emmert and curator travel collections of the Museum of Southeast Moravia in Zlín Magdalena Preiningerová.

Q: Mr. Zikmund life you proved to be a very brave man with an adventurous spirit. How do you assess the current state of Czech society? It may grow as strong personalities like you and i was Mr. Hanzelka?

Of course, they can. You can not throw a generation into one bag. We’ve got a lot of young, intelligent, hard working and diligent people who excel above normal. And they are the ones on which will depend the fate of this country.

Q: With his fellow travellers Jiri Hanzelka you meet at school. How do you feel about today’s youth? Issued you with someone of the representatives of the young generation on the road Africa?

This is not just about the issue with someone. That question would have to know something, know something. It would be the same blood group as me.

Q: Which of your previous books you value the most? And what passage of the new book by Mr. Emmert you readers the most interesting?

Most appreciate the two titles, which I think we paid enough attention. It was secondly Ceylon paradise without angels and the book The headhunters. Which passage from the new book will be most engaging, it must judge for himself the reader. I do not know.

Q: If you could go back in time, which of your many journeys would love to live again?

First. First love is always the right one. The first trip was more adventurous than the other. We were only two, then it was an expedition, and that’s not it.

Q: What would you advise us as a cure for longevity and zest for life?

In both by genes play a role, dad lived to be ninety-one years old. That is the main but moderation in all things. I’m a non-smoker, I quit smoking more than eighty years ago. I live happily, do not destroy your life a cigarette.

Source: http://zlinsky.denik.cz/kultura_region/70-let-od-prvni-cesty-zikmund-pokrtil-knihu-20161109.html

Photos: http://zlinsky.denik.cz/galerie/70-let-od-prvni-cesty-zikmund-pokrtil-knihu.html?mm=7340769

Original text:  http://zlinsky.denik.cz/kultura_region/70-let-od-prvni-cesty-zikmund-pokrtil-knihu-20161109.html

Video of book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB935kf7UdY

FOREIGN BUYERS: order your book at http://www.kosmas.cz/info/objednavky-ze-zahranici/

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With the Tatra. As is evident from the subtitle of the new book, with the Tatra Miroslav Zikmund, has linked many experiences from trips.
With the Tatra. As is evident from the subtitle of the new book, with the Tatra Miroslav Zikmund, has linked many experiences from trips.
With the Tatra. As is evident from the subtitle of the new book, with the Tatra Miroslav Zikmund, has linked many experiences from trips.
With the Tatra. As is evident from the subtitle of the new book, with the Tatra Miroslav Zikmund, has linked many experiences from trips.
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With the Tatra. As is evident from the subtitle of the new book, with the Tatra Miroslav Zikmund, has linked many experiences of cest.Foto: 14 | 15 Baťův Institute
Its author Frantisek Emmert. The book is called Zikmund and Hanzelka with Tatra around the world. The publication has 272 pages and is related to the 70th anniversary of the first journey of the famous pair of travelers. Monday’s book launch was attended personally and sedmadevadesátiletý Miroslav Zikmund.
“We Jirka during his travels nacvakali somewhere around two hundred and fifty thousand photos, at the time it was something completely unheard of. In the book are photos, which I did not even know that they exist and the first time I saw them up in this publication. For example, in the conclusion to the two sides are able to see rare photos of the gardener and grower Jiri Hanzelka.
After he could not find normally remunerated work has been for some time engaged in seed gardens in Prague. Then he photographed at work unknown student photo and the photo got to know him through his teacher, which he then handed over images, “said Miroslav Zikmund.
The book was created in a short time. “I admit that when the author of the book Mr. Frank Emmert spoke to our museum, so I totally believe that it works out for the ten months since the idea. But he managed, we were honored that we could contribute to it, “commented Magdalena Preiningerová of the Museum of Southeast Moravia in Zlin, curator of the local travel collection.
Frantisek Emmert in writing the book drew primarily from the archives and find a pair of H + Z. “Much of documents and photos, primarily from the personal lives of both travelers, has not been published,” noted curator of collections Magdalena travel Preiningerová.
The book contains two hundred documents. They include maps, personal correspondence or documents from studies. Text completes more than 500 photographs.
“The book refers to the books. Additionally, the publication has not forgotten the summaries of their lives in several important stages, such as after 1968 or 1989, “said Preiningerová. Miroslav Zikmund to the emergence of new publications actively participated.
“All the texts underwent reviewing Mr. Zikmund, because to get texts and a lot of new information and facts,” said Frantisek Emmert.
“Mr. Emmert was prepared this book immensely. The idea in my mind for three years, having studied all our books and all available literature. When proofreading, I evoked lot of things that I never said or wrote. I found a lot of documents and photos that I’ve ever seen, “he said Monday during a book launch Miroslav Zikmund.
“Many things I learned long after the departure of Jirkov and after we had provandrovali world,” said Zikmund Hanzelka with, for example, in 1947, embarked on a journey through Africa and South America.
The first trip was adventurous
Zlín / INTERVIEW / – “We have a whole range of smart young people, on which will depend the fate of this country,” he said in an interview with Daily sedmadevadesátiletý traveler Miroslav Zikmund. On Monday attended the baptism of a new book Zikmund and Hanzelka subtitled Tatra around the world. a vital champagne, likable and respected Czech traveler clinked glasses with author Frantisek Emmert and curator travel collections of the Museum of Southeast Moravia in Zlín Magdalena Preiningerová.
Mr. Zikmund life you proved to be a very brave man with an adventurous spirit. How do you assess the current state of Czech society? It may grow as strong personalities like you and i was Mr. Hanzelka?
Of course, they can. You can not throw a generation into one bag. We’ve got a lot of young, intelligent, hardworking and diligent people who excel above normal. And they are the ones on which will depend the fate of this country.
With his fellow travelers Jiri Hanzelka you meet at school. How do you feel about today’s youth? Issued you with someone of the representatives of the young generation on the road Africa?
This is not just about the issue with someone. That question would have to know something, know something. It would be the same blood group as me.
Which of your previous books you value the most? And what passage of the new book by Mr. Emmert you readers the most interesting?
November 24th, 2016

U.S. T 87 sold at ebay

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Needless Czech automotive hobbyist who would not know Tatra T87, a renowned aerodynamic cars from Kopřivnice. Its chief designer was Hans Ledwinka and T87 is basically the second generation model T77. It was shorter, lighter and more powerful version of the Tatra T77 and had a better driveability. Inside the T87 has a three-liter eight-cylinder air-cooled OHC, which offered 85 horses and drove the car up to 160 km / h. That’s because it was amazingly aerodynamic – drag coefficient of 0.36 is a good result today, and here we are talking about the car, which first appeared on the market in 1934.
In his time with the Tatra T87 produced about three thousand, but today most of them very likely to exist. This car has barely meet on Czech roads and of course even more rare in the United States, where he also is one of the prized pieces of automotive history. In connection with the June sale of a piece in perfect condition we talked about 10 pieces T87 on US soil, and such information is not hard to believe.
The beautiful, renovated and dark blue was one of them. Second, about which we hear now is in much worse shape, as you can see in the photos below. It was recently found in Virginia in the abandoned premises of the company, dealing with car repairs. The Tatra was once entrusted to bring it back to perfect condition, for some reason, but also other steps “by cage ‘cars was left fallow. Reportedly, after decades, so instead the renovation got her just the opposite – the gradual decay.

Details on this finding us a lot of sellers did not communicate, it is not even certain that the car production year 1947 or 1948, one of them but it will be. With regard to the above mentioned car is available a number of new parts that are still in very good condition and could be used. However, what of the car itself, we do not know – the vendor talks about that except unflattering parts of the state around the left rear wheel of the car is still in usable condition and suitable for renovation.
There is no doubt that this car will need a lot of work before getting into a state in which the owner wanted him to present in shows or rallies, but beyond a point of no return, definitely not. Evidenced by the price at which the weekend were sold at auction on eBay . The selling price was a nice round $ 50,000, in the crowns it was about 1.28 million.
That includes the car in such a state really a lot of money and Americans remember how 10 years ago as 50,000 USD bought two T87 good or at least fully driveable condition. In this regard, the market really is mad, and Tatra which obviously are not spared. On the other hand, look at her – even in this state is a charming piece of technology that you simply renovating deserve. So a big thank you to anyone who is not afraid to plunge into millions of such cars to be chic again …

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1947-Tatra-T87-/201721097431?rmvSB=true&nma=true&si=e1plsDfJ37TsSNDzput2T%252FOsF%252Fk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

http://www.autoforum.cz/fascinace/v-usa-nasli-jednu-z-deseti-tater-t87-prodala-za-ohromne-penize-i-jako-vrak/

http://barnfinds.com/1948-tatra-t87-found-in-virginia/

Published under Auctions & Trade
November 22nd, 2016
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