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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

Second print of German language Tatra book now on sale

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NagenTitelseite Ledwinkabuch

The second print of this book has been printed and is available at the better bookshops under number ISBN-Nr. 978-3-950-3964-9-2

The book will also be available in Czech language later on.

Die 2. Auflage des Ledwinkabuches ist nun gedruckt und unter der ISBN-Nr. 978-3-950-3964-9-2 im Handel erhältlich.

Die Generaldirektion der Fa. Tatra hat beschlossen, das Buch in die tschechische Sprache übersetzten zu lassen.

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January 21st, 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

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NagenTitelseite Ledwinkabuch

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Dear Oldtimer-friends from Tatra and Puch-Vehicles!

The first edition of the  book about Hans and Erich Ledwinka ; designer from Tatra- and Puch-Vehicles was sold in a very short time. This was a satisfaction for the authors and for the publishers, but for the future interested party not so a good news.

Now a good information follows. The book will be printed a second time and it will be available at the beginning of December 2016. If you would be so kind to make advertisement for this book in your club or museum or within your circle of friends, the authors would highly appreciate this kindness.

The publisher kindly asks you to order this book in larger lots with mail to “office@akaziaverlag.at”, because the costs for sending would be then cheaper. The book will cost 34,90 + p.p. €.     320 pages, 23 x 27,5 cm


Best regards!

Liebe Oldtimerfreunde von Tatra- und Puch-Fahrzeugen !

Das Buch über Hans und Erich Ledwinka war ja sehr schnell vergriffen. Eine Freude für die Autoren und den Verlag, aber für zukünftige Interessenten keine so gute Nachricht.

Es folgt nun eine gute Nachricht. Das Buch wird anfangs Dezember wieder in einer 2. Auflage am Markt erscheinen.

Wenn Sie so freundlich sein könnten, in ihren Clubs und bei Interessenten im Bekanntenkreis Werbung zu machen, wären ihnen die Autoren sehr dankbar.

Der Verlag ersucht , wenn möglich Sammelbestellungen per Mail an „office@akaziaverlag.at“ zu senden, da dann die Versandspesen geringer sind . Das Buch wir nun 34,90 € plus versandkosten.  320 Seiten, 23 x 27,5 cm

office@akaziaverlag.at

wei 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.


October 24th, 2016

Video: The Introduction of Zatopek’s new book

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uho3C2chudk&app=desktop

September 16th, 2016

Fairy Tales about Tatra

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They experienced the trucks – Autopohádky Of KOPŘIVNICE
What about doing vintage cars (and only she) as the evening closed doors of the museum – in our case the Tatra Kopřivnice? Well, have fun and remember. And they have something about that book will convince you that nejpovolanějšího – Tatra museum archivist, who often stays late and hears things that are not in the archives found. Because it all down, we read it and we view, and next time we go on tour, not many of the exhibits have only a machine, but old friends. Just to open the book and go to “runaway ribs” race in Sicily, a paramedic at the crossing of the Himalayas, with eighty seven on the road Nubian Desert, one of the dots to the “higher circles” or planes Sto leader to leap into the past. From Präsident we will learn what it is to be something in the very first and the Slovak missiles to be first in something does not always win …
But we can not reveal everything. We can only say that in addition to eight stories and lots of pictures in the book and funny poems, coloring books, distances and the search images. And for those who want to know more, and a glossary of specific words and phrases gallery of celebrities whose names are associated with the trucks inherently, because it was conceived, they raced in or traveled, and for those echt inquisitive and technical parameters of the main heroes of the book. You can bet that when you go after reading and fun with this booklet again Tatra Museum, it will be a completely different experience.
Author: Radim Zatopek
Format: 215 x 230 mm
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 156
Price: 349, -

They experienced the Tatras – Autopohádky Of KOPŘIVNICE

What about doing vintage cars (and only she) as the evening closed doors of the museum – in our case the Tatra Kopřivnice? Well, have fun and remember. And they have something about that book will convince you that nejpovolanějšího – Tatra museum archivist, who often stays late and hears things that are not in the archives found. Because it all down, we read it and we view, and next time we go on tour, not many of the exhibits have only a machine, but old friends. Just to open the book and go to “runaway ribs” race in Sicily, a paramedic at the crossing of the Himalayas, with eighty seven on the road Nubian Desert, one of the dots to the “higher circles” or planes Sto leader to leap into the past. From Präsident we will learn what it is to be something in the very first and the Slovak missiles to be first in something does not always win …

But we can not reveal everything. We can only say that in addition to eight stories and lots of pictures in the book and funny poems, coloring books, distances and the search images. And for those who want to know more, and a glossary of specific words and phrases gallery of celebrities whose names are associated with the trucks inherently, because it was conceived, they raced in or traveled, and for those echt inquisitive and technical parameters of the main heroes of the book. You can bet that when you go after reading and fun with this booklet again Tatra Museum, it will be a completely different experience.

Author: Radim Zatopek

Format: 215 x 230 mm

Binding: Paperback

Number of pages: 156

Price: 349, -

Original Czech text: http://www.vsechnyknihy.cz/product_detail.asp?c=10&p=614756

September 4th, 2016

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.


June 26th, 2016

New German language book on father and son Ledwinka

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LedwinkaBook2015

I this new book, the Austrian authors Günther Nagenkögl and Hans Stögmüller describe the technical work of father and son Ledwinka, both at Steyr and Tatra. Looking how to buy a copy, there seems to be a hard cover and a soft cover version. Through Amazon, the book is not available at the moment.

  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 320 Seiten
  • Verlag: Akazia Verlag (1. Oktober 2015)
  • Sprache: Deutsch
  • ISBN-10: 3950396438
  • ISBN-13: 978-3950396430
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November 30th, 2015

T 603B5 in Dutch Autoweek Classics

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http://www.autoweek.nl/classics/bestel

November 27th, 2015

Found! A novel on discovered, interesting cars (incl Tatras)

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“But this was an original T77. Not the tamer and more tractable T87. The T77 was longer, wider, and had a coefficient of drag of only 0.212—unheard of even to this day. The car became a favorite of Dr. Eugen Heydrich, the Deputy Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, who used it on ‘official’ and ‘unofficial’ business throughout Czechoslovakia, before it somehow found its way into Leningrad, just before the war ended. These so-called spoils of war were auctioned off…”

I just self published a book called FOUND, The Lives of Interesting Cars & How They Were Discovered that I think group may enjoy… It’s a ‘barn-find’ book with a twist: It’s a novel and consists of exciting discoveries of amazing vintage cars threaded together through a relationship between a young car fanatic and an elderly car collector.

Many interesting cars from Tatras, to Saabs, to Hemi Cuda’s—there’s something for every car buff.

“Tanner has the habit of stopping at every dilapidated garage, warehouse, or barn he comes across: What could possibly be lurking inside? A ‘66 Shelby, ‘32 Bugatti, or a clapped out ‘75 Mercury Bobcat?”

“An amazing friendship blossoms when a young car fanatic meets a seasoned collector after noticing his Riviera Blue BMW 2800 CS parked amongst a sea of Camry’s and Cavaliers at a local greasy-spoon.”

“Coffee turns into marathon conversations about amazing vintage cars, their colorful owners, and their own next chapters.”

Here’s another excerpt I picked out for the the Tatra Group for obvious reasons!

“Hey Mr. Brant. Do you know anything about Tatras?”

“Yes, a matter of fact I do: Groundbreaking aerodynamic design starting with the T77 in ‘34.”

“Do you know anything about Tatraplans?”

“It’s the 4 cylinder version, smaller fin, no louvers, lots of rear windows. They imported some into Canada back in 1950.”

“Well I’ve met an old guy, well, I mean, an elderly gentleman like you…”

“Did you stalk him as well? Does he have a restraining order out on you by chance?”

“Not yet… he told me about an old Tatraplan that’s been sitting forlorn in a blackberry bush for decades and gave me sort-of directions. He said he’s not mobile enough to check it out himself so I’m wondering if you’d be interested in going on a Tatra hunt sometime with me?”

Available on Amazon.com around the world by searching:

FOUND The Lives of Interesting Cars & How They Were Discovered. A Novel.

https://www.facebook.com/FoundCarsofCascadia/photos/a.1536806269891123.1073741828.1536382653266818/1536805906557826/?type=1

Gregory Long
Greg Long loves interesting cars. Actually, the weirder the better. But not just weird for weird-sake–but cars that changed the world through their designers amazing ideas and true innovations, many of which can be found in many ‘normal’ cars today. 

Greg got the vintage car bug as a teenager in Victoria, BC when his brother gave him a ‘dead’ old Citroen DS–why not start on this journey with one of the most complicated cars ever built!? Decades later he’s still sleuthing for interesting old cars, resurrecting them, and then trying desperately to store them. 

Greg is married and has three boys–two at colleges in Washington State and one still in high school. Greg lives in Kirkland and works, by day, for a major technology company.

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December 21st, 2014
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