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Video: The Introduction of Zatopek’s new book

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Zatopek2016-Was die Tatras erlebt haben

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

September 16th, 2016

Fairy Tales about Tatra

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Zatopek2016-Was die Tatras erlebt haben

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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LedwinkaHansErichBuch

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
Published under Literature & Manuals
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

The hard life of classics behind the Iron Curtain

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We are happy to inform you that the book “Pozor” is out now. It is not a Tatra book, but a coffeetable book about surviving pre- and early post war cars in the seventies of last century.  The 143 page book consists of a 129 page main section with the photographed classics and a 11 page additional section where some of the photographed cars are compared to restored cars 40 years later.  In the main section the publishers have (almost) chosen for a one photo on a single page  format with additional text. Quality of the b/w photos is very well, as is the print. The lay-out is pleasant and quiet for one’s eyes.

The number of brands spotted in the seventies streets shows a colourful palet in the grey communistic streets. Some foreign vehicles were imported to the protectionistic Czechoslovakia in the thirties, other cars were left  by the fleeing Wehrmacht in the war years. With 22 photo’s on 19 pages(and cover) of  Tatra T 12s, T 57s (including a’s and b’s), T 77s, T 87s, T 97s, T 600s and T603’s, Tatra is generously represented.  Other Czech makes like Aero, Jawa, Praga, Skoda Velorex and Zbrojovka are well represented on another 31 pages. With most photos taken in Czechoslovakia, this is a logical outcome.  Other makes are either German (Adler, Audi, EMW, DKW, Mercedes, Opel, Stoewer, Volkswagen, Wanderer), Austrian (Steyr), Hungarian (Ikarus), Polish (Pobieda), Russian (GAZ, Volga), French (Peugeot), British (Austin, Vauxhall) or American (Chevrolet, De Soto, Dodge, Ford, Plymouth, Pontiac, Studebaker)

Highly recommended to all Eastern Bloc and Tatra enthusiasts!

Hardcover, 21 x 28 cm

All photos are in b/w, english text.

EU countries: Euro 38,50 incl p.p.  other countries US Dollar 65,00 incl p.p..

http://www.pozor.nl/

Ordering: http://www.pozor.nl/order.html

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Published under History, Literature & Manuals
September 4th, 2014

Gerrit Wienen passes away

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We have been informed that 71 years old Gerrit Wienen, former Dutch importer of Tatra trucks and owner of a Tatraplan, has passed away due to a severe illness.  The photo shows when he was on the podium of the Concours d’elegance Het Loo Palace, in 2008, winning the Post War Early Saloon class.  He also contributed severely ro the 2006 Dutch Tatra book “Tatra onder de zeespiegel”  May he rest in peace.

July 19th, 2014

T 613 in Autobild

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http://www.autobild.de/klassik/artikel/tatra-t613-5145462.html

Published under Literature & Manuals
July 13th, 2014

Lašské Museum shows Tatra promotion 1945-1992

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Kopřivnické museum show promotion Tatry in the years 1945-1992
The all in the years 1945 to 1992 dealt promotional department of the Tatra shows from Friday LAsske museum, which is housed in the former Šustala Koprivnice on Novojičínsko.
The exhibition will be on display posters, brochures, badges, stickers and other promotional items, said spokeswoman Lucie Kopřivnická Petříčková.
According to curator Paul Dvorak was an essential part of business promotion complex process of car production.
“Promotion Division found, although it may seem at first glance, had probably the greatest impact, leaving aside the cars themselves, forming the image of the entire company, the formation of a resonant name in our country and abroad, and create ‘atmosphere’ car ‘ said Dvorak. The department alongside traditional advertising Tatra donated products and documentation center and factories, providing celebrations, decoration company or issuing a racing magazine.
The exhibition documenting the history of TATRA people can see to 24 November. The opening ceremony of the 6th September at 17:00. Admission to the museum is 40 CZK, children pay half.
Lasske museumThe Lašské Musem shows Tatra’s promotion articles from 1945 to 1992 The museum is housed in the former Šustala villa in Koprivnice.
The exhibition displays posters, brochures, badges, stickers and other promotional items, said spokeswoman Lucie Kopřivnická Petříčková.
According to curator Paul Dvorak it was an essential part of business promotion complex process of car production.
“Promotion Division found, although it may seem at first glance, had probably the greatest impact, leaving aside the cars themselves, forming the image of the entire company, the formation of a resonant name in our country and abroad, and create ‘atmosphere’ car ‘ said Dvorak. The department alongside traditional advertising Tatra donated products and documentation center and factories, providing celebrations, decoration company or issuing a racing magazine.
The exhibition documenting the history of TATRA people can see till 24 November.
Admission to the museum is 40 CZK, children pay half.
October 11th, 2013
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