Tatra—The Legacy of Hans Ledwinka
By Ivan Margolius & John G. Henry
Hans Ledwinka’s innovative Tatra cars were models of design excellence and, prior to the Second World War, were highly influential in shaping what was to become modern car design concepts and the development of Volkswagen. Twenty-five years ago, the first edition of this book was the first on the subject to be published in English and, in 1991, received the prestigious “Cugnot Award of Distinction,” bestowed by the Society of Automotive Historians.
The authors have covered the full history of the Tatra company, which is one of the oldest factories in continuous automobile manufacture, dating back to the 19th century. By doing this, they have placed both Ledwinka and the Czechoslovak Tatra company back in their rightful places in the history of car design, and provided a fully comprehensive assessment of the influence of Tatra car designs and their inspired creator. The text of this larger format second edition has been fully revised and updated since the 1990 release of the first edition, and features many additional illustrations.
Specifications: 25×25-cm • 224 pages • 326 pictures