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Fra England har MIG Registeret fått følgende e-mail, (08.01.2003):
The e-mail message below was sent to us from England, (08.01.2003):

Hi there
 
I have just read about your club, the MIG Register, in the latest edition of the USSR magazine. I am a member of the USSR club, and I run a small business, selling books on all types of Eastern European cars.
I have enclosed my list of books below. If any of your members would be interested in any of them, please e-mail me at 
PMilbankJ@aol.com 
 
Kind regards
Peter Milbank-Jones
 
Bohemia Hobbies
113 Seabrook Road
Hythe
Kent CT21 5RB
England
   
Eastern European Cars in general:
East European Cars
(£15.00): Published in 2001, this superb hardback book is essential for fans of Eastern European cars. It was written by Julian Nowill, who is a leading light within the U.S.S.R car club (the Unloved Soviet and Socialist Register). It has 160 pages with 270 b/w photos, with chapters on Russia, Poland, DDR, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Baltic States, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Romania. Makes featured include Wartburg, Trabant, Skoda, Volga, Tatra, Moskvich, FSO, Velorex, Lada, ZIL and Yugo. The book is just packed with pictures of so many vehicles that even East European car fans have never heard of.
 
Russia:
Les Dossiers des Vehicules Sovietiques: A series of softback books produced by Alain Dupuoy of Grenoble, France with French text. Although the photographs are in black and white, and are generally of a photocopied-type quality, this should not distract from the fact that these books are an incredible photographic record of vehicles manufactured within the Soviet Union. Photos come from the author's own collection, plus official sources, such as the Polytechnic Museum of Moscow, and the Photo-Association of France and the USSR.  Each book sub-divides its topic into sections, and typically contains photographs, production tables and lists of models.

Dossier No 1 Cars (£17.00): 120 pages with 289 pictures. Categories include saloons, limousines, convertibles, estates, pick-ups, invalid cars, 4WD, amphicars, ambulances, taxis and police cars.
Dossier No 2 Sports Cars (£17.00) : 120 pages with 288 pictures. Categories include grand touring cars, rallye cars, speed record cars, single-seaters, go-karts, and buggies.
Dossier No 5 Buses and Trolleybuses (£17.00): 120 pages with 282 pictues. Categories include urban buses, tourist buses, rural buses, inter-urban buses, service buses, minibuses, and trolleybuses.
Dossier No 6 Vans and Ambulance (£17.00): 126 pages with 288 pictures. Categories include refrigerated, security, panel vans, mobile shops, laundry vans and ambulances.   

Moskvich Museum (£6.00): Also produced by Alain Dupuoy, this A5 48 page French text softback concentrates mainly on the exhibits at the Moskvich museum in Moscow. The 56 photos are of a better quality than the Soviet dossier series mentioned above. Vehicles range from the 1940 KIM 10, through the 400, 407, right up to the 2140. Prototypes shown include a Jeep-style 2150, plus S-1 and S-3 hatchbacks.

WWP GAZ-67 Tchapayev in Detail (£8.00): Published in the
Czech Republic but completely with English text, this book is produced as a modellers guide. The 36 page softback has 155 detailed colour photos of the Russian Jeep, with the text outlining the history and development of the vehicle. There are also some photos of an armoured version of the vehicle.

WWP Ural-375/4320 in Detail (£10.00): Published in the
Czech Republic but completely with English text, this book is produced as a modellers guide. The 72 page softback has over 200 detailed photos of the modern Russian 5-ton truck, with the text outlining the history and development of the vehicle. Different version of the truck are featured, including rocket launcher, personnel carrier, crane, tractor unit, radar unit and wireless vehicle.
 
Tatra:
Automobiles Tatra - Aerodynamic Cars from Koprivnice (£20.00):  In English.
This hardback is based on a softback edition previously available only in
Czech. The print-run of this book has been restricted to 999 copies, and each book includes a numbered certificate. The new English version has 128 pages as against the Czech version's 80 pages - it contains 32 black/white pictures, plus 45 in colour. Four separate sections in the books are devoted to the development of the Tatra aerodynamic concept, i.e. T77, T87, T600 and T603. Richly illustrated with unique photographs throughout, including the T77 on a 1935 promotional tour over the Grimsel pass in Switzerland; a T87 in Wehrmacht camouflage markings, and promotional colour shots of two-tone T603s from 1957/1958.

Tatra Automobiles - Luxury Cars from Koprivnice 1920-1940 (£20.00): This latest Tatra hardback book from Czech publishers AGM, written by Miroslav Gomola has 160 pages and features a new-style 3 language format - English, German & Czech. The models featured in this book are somewhat lesser known, being the Tatra 17, the T80 and the T70 + T70A. All of these are front-engined and water-cooled. The T80 was a huge vehicle with a 6 litre V12 engine, and would certainly not have looked out of place as a Chicago gangster's car!! The book is richly illustrated throughout with 38 colour
pictures and 131 in black and white, plus tables of technical details. There are some superb photographs of the 6 litre V12 engine.

National Technical Museum Prague 1997 - Tatra (£7.50): This softback book with Czech text has 164 pages and 85 black and white pictures, and was published by the Prague Technical Museum to mark 100 years of Tatra. There is an interesting section on prototypes, with pictures of the T603 Mikrobus, the T603A and the T603X.

Tatra 100 years of Commercials 1898 - 1998 (£12.00): In Czech with 246 pages. This book is almost all photographs and technical tables. An excellent record of Tatra commercial vehicle production, it can easily be fully appreciated by non-Czech speakers. Published by Gomola of Brno - their other books are also featured here e.g. Aero, CZ and Jawa, and all are produced in the same format with a wealth of photographs and technical tables.

Tatra T77 brochure (£6.00): A replica of an original T77 brochure, believed to be from 1934. It has 12 pages with 5 pictures, plus German text. The brochure has been reproduced on high-quality paper. It was produced by Czech publishers AGM of Brno in 2001, as a limited edition series - I believe that 250 copies were printed.

Tatra T87 brochure (£6.00): A replica of an original T87 brochure with German text. It has 20 pages with 23 superb pictures. The brochure does not show an original date, but is believed to be from between 1938 and 1945, as the address of the Tatra factory is referred to as Nesselsdorf, Ost-Sudetenland, signifying that the German occupation was already in progress when the brochure was originally produced.

Tatra T-72 Armored Vehicle OA Mk.30 (£4.00): Produced by Zlinek, this 30 page softback book with English text has 2 main articles - one on the Tatra, the other on the Su-17/22. The Tatra article has 14 pages with 22 b/w pictures, plus 4 pages of diagrams.

Tatra vcera a dnes (£7.50): This softback book in Czech has 176 pages with 133 pencil drawings of Tatras, drawn by Karel Bochensky. The full range of vehicles is featured, from the President through to the MTX Tatra V8.
 
Aero:
Automobily Aero - Cililink a Jeho Sestry (£27.00): Published by Gomola in Czech with 214 pages, 230 black and white pictures plus 26 in colour. This history of Aero from 1919 is packed with photographs and technical information. Aero's open-topped roadsters of the 1920s and 1930s are comprehensively featured, with a superb section on Aeros built with special Sodomka coachwork, many of which look like they belong in
Hollywood.
 
Cechie-Bohmerland:
Motocykly Cechie-Bohmerland (£18.00): Published by Gomola in the Czech Republic this hardback book has 88 pages with 66 b/w pictures plus 36 in colour. The text is in English, German and Czech. This is the history of an amazing motorbike produced from 1925 to 1939 - most were painted red & yellow, and were longer than the average motorbike. The cover photo shows an incredibly long 3-seater model produced in 1927. The book is packed with photographs and technical information.
 
CZ:
Motocykly CZ - Strakonicka Historie (£24.00): Published by Gomola in Czech with 264 pages, this book has a similar format to his other books, with a wealth of photographs and technical information, that is no barrier to language. It has 246 black and white pictures plus 23 in colour. The full history is covered here, including original pedal cycles, racing motorcycles, tricycles, scooters, and even a special CZ 500 produced for the Vatican.
 
Jawa:
Motocykly Jawa - Sedmdesatileta Historie (£32.00): This excellent book was published in 1999 in the Czech Republic. It has 344 pages and covers the 70 years history of Jawa motorcycles. It is packed with photographs and technical information, with an amazing 383 black and white pictures plus 24 in colour. Although the text is in Czech, there is so much here to interest Jawa fans. The full history is covered here, including racing motorcycles, speedway bikes, tricycles, motocross, plus a chapter on car production of the 1930s.
 
Praga:
Praga - Devadesat let vyroby Automobilu (£34.00): In Czech. 420 page hardback book on the 90 years of Praga. From their early cars & commercials right up to contemporary municipal and 4WD trucks. Written by Emil Prihoda, who has amassed a large collection of Praga vehicles and archive materials over the last 50 years.
 
Skoda / Laurin & Klement:
Auto Museum Guide (£7.00): If you haven't visited the museum, this is the next best thing. A superb 88 page softback book published in 1997 following the reopening of the museum - it is in English, Czech & German. The guide lists the museum exhibits and is packed with 160 excellent colour photos of the museum cars. Cars featured include Tudor 1101 cabriolet, Spartak 440, Babeta 973, 1201 Combi, 110R coupe, 1100 OHC cabriolet, F3 & 130RS.

Laurin & Klement/Skoda 1895-1995 Vol.1 (£24.00): This is the first book in a two volume set in English covering 100 years of Laurin & Klement/Skoda  The first volume covers the period from 1895 to 1927. Superb archive material covers these early years, with fascinating photographs of Laurin & Klement cars in early export markets, including
Japan, Russia and England. The book has 250 pages, with 389 black & white photographs, plus 20 in colour

Laurin & Klement/Skoda 1895-1995 Vol.2 (£27.00): A superb book published in English, this second volume covers the period from 1927 to 1995. A wealth of archive material is used, including the Popular, Rapid and Favorit of the 1930s, and the Octavia and Felicia of the 1950s/1960s. Also extensive coverage of the rear-engined era, including photos of prototypes, like the 1000 MB combi. 346 pages, with 639 black & white photographs, plus 68 in colour.

Stoleti s Vavriny 1895-1995 (£12.00): A softback book with Czech text published by Skoda to mark 100 years of their involvement in motorsport. Within the 190 pages there are 104 b/w picture plus 68 in colour. There are also 19 pages detailing rally results. If you are a rear-engined fan you will probably enjoy this as much of the book is devoted to that era. Other unusual models featured include 1100 OHC Sport, 1100 OHC Coupe, Spider 733, 180RS & 200RS.

Trolejbus Skoda T11 (£4.00): An A5 style softback booklet in Czech specifically on the Skoda T11 trolleybus. 40 pages, include 22 photographs, plus technical specifications and drawings.
 
Wikov:
Automobily Wikov (£22.00): Published by Gomola in the Czech Republic this hardback book has 168 pages with 146 b/w pictures plus 36 in colour. The text is in English, German and Czech. This history of Moravian manufacturer Wikov predominantly covers the period 1922 to 1939, although the latter part of the book covers post-war tractor production. The book is packed with photographs and technical information, including a chapter on the amazing 1931 aerodynamic Wikov 35.
 
Z-Type:
S pismenem "Z" na chladici (£29.00): In Czech. 160 page hardback book on the Brno produced Zbrojovka, but more commonly known as the Z-type. The title of the book literally means "It says Z on the radiator". Excellent 1920/1930 period b/w photos, plus technical drawings and specifications. 7 surviving Z types are also featured in colour photos (4-5 per car). Many of the featured cars are actually owned by the author, who has a small private collection.
 
Other Czech:
Karoserie Lepil (£9.00): Czech text A4-size softback with 102 pages and 93 pictures. It is the history of a Czech coachbuilder. Vehicles featured
include 1920s trucks & coaches, Skoda 1102 ambulances, and special-bodied
Skoda buses e.g. Mobile Post Office and TV location unit.

Premiery Nadseni (£14.00): This hardback book covers motorsport in
Czechoslovakia from 1938 to 1985. It was published in Prague in 1988 and chronicles a period of motorsport that has rarely featured in western publications . Its 148 pages covers rallying, circuit racing, saloon cars and single seaters. There are 234 b/w photos of Tatras, Skodas, Ladas, Wartburgs, and many others, including many one-off specials. There are also 14 colour illustrations.

Pudr a benzin Troja 2000 (£12.00): This superb book has been produced to mark an exhibition of Czech motorsport commemorative placques from 1922-1939 at the Troja chateau in
Prague. The book has a ring-binding with dark blue  pages, thus all the pictures of placques (over 203 and predominantly in bronze and pewter) really stand out on the pages.
 
Poland:
Typy Broni 194 Star 266 Truck (£5.00): Polish text A5 style softback with 32 pages. Shows the development of the Star military truck which became the mainstay of the Polish Army during the 1970s. The book covers the prototype Star 20, through the 66 & the 660 up to the introduction of the 266. The 266 was introduced in 1969 and was manufactured until 1999. Also shows photos of a special open-top version built for the visit of the Pope. Contains 58 b/w pictures, 32 in colour 3 pages of colour monographs.
 
Hungary:
Csepelek, Pannoniak (£10.00): A Hungarian text book from the publisher of Veteran Auto es Motor, a monthly Hungarian Old Timer magazine. The 66 pages features the Csepel and Pannonia motorcycles produced from the 1930s through to the 1970s. Superbly illustrated throughout with 31 colour photographs, plus 78 in black and white.

Meray (£10.00): An A5 size softback book on the Hungarian manufacturer Meray, which produced cars and motorcycles from 1923 to 1948. This superbly detailed 154 page book contains a 4 page English resume, plus all the photographs are captioned in English. There are production tables, technical specifications, contemporary promotional shots, 182 black and white photographs, plus a further 60 in colour.

Motor versenyek, Motor versenyzok (£17.00): This A4 hardback book features Motorcycle racing in
Hungary from 1945-1973, with circuit racing, motocross and speedway. 142 pages contain 372 all action black and white photographs, all of which are described in English.  Hungarian bikes like Csepel, Pannonia and Danuvia obviously feature the most, though there are also other Eastern European makes like CZ, Jawa and MZ.
 

East Germany:
Autos aus Eisenach. Vom Wartburg zum Opel (£19.00): This 256 page hardback book with German text covers the history of cars produced at Eisenach from 1896 through to 1990s Opel. Using the extensive Eisenach archives, this book has over 330 b/w photos plus 17 in colour, showing vehicles, prototypes, publicity shots, production lines and factory buildings. The book is presented in five sections - Dixi/BMW to 1945; EMW/Wartburg 311 to 1965; Wartburg 353 to 1989; the takeover by Opel; and Eisenach's involvement in motorsport. In addition there is an 18 page year by year chronicle of significant Eisenach events, together with factory production statistics and technical details of the most significant models.


AWO, Simson und EMW. Die Viertaktmotorrader der DDR (£7.00): A 94 page softback with German text and 103 b/w photographs. This book mainly looks at the development of the AWO 425 T & S models from their EMW roots. This book would suit the more technically-minded, as many of the photos focus on the mechanical and technical aspects of the motorbikes.

Die "Grosse" Autowelt der "Kleinen" DDR (£19): A 200 page hardback with German text, 272 black and white photographs, plus 30 in colour. This books covers East German car production from the post-war EMW through to the Polo-powered Trabant. Cars featured include Wartburg, Trabant, Barkas, P70, Melkus, Duo, EMW, IFA, Horch-Sachsenring, and Multicar. The book contains adverts, brochures, road tests, press cuttings and photographs from the author.

Die "Grosse" Zweiradwelt der "Kleinen" DDR (£19): A 206 page hardback with German text, 298 black and white photographs, plus 32 in colour. This is the sister publication to the one above, with this one dedicated to East German motorcycle production, including mopeds, scooters, trailers, sidecars and tricycles. Motorcyles featured include MZ, Simson. Troll, AWO and Duo. The book contains adverts, brochures, road tests, press cuttings and photographs from the author.

Kraftfahrzeuge der DDR (£20.00): This superb 316 page hardback book with German text covers all Eastern European motor vehicles used in the former
East Germany - cars, trucks and buses. This is probably the most comprehensive book produced to date on Eastern European vehicles, with 372 b/w photos. The first part of the book covers the following East German vehicles - Trabant, Wartburg, Melkus, BMW/EMW, Multicar, Barkas and IFA - with tables of comprehensive technical details, production figures, and even original prices of the vehicles. Unusual prototypes are featured including the 1950 IFA F9 roadster and the 1961 Wartburg 313-2 Sportwagen. The second part of the book covers vehicles produced in other Eastern European countries, with the same high level of technical details. Makes featured include Skoda, Tatra, FSO, Dacia, GAZ, Moskvitch, Lada, Zastava, Praga, Zuk, Jelcz, Aro, Roman, Belaz, UAZ, KrAZ, Csepel and Ikarus.

Motorräder in der DDR (£18.00): This 200 page hardback book with German text about Eastern European motorcycles, mopeds and scooters cars is produced using more than 20 articles reproduced from the East German motoring magazine "Motor-Jahr" from the period 1955 to 1985. A wide range of articles has been compiled to produce an atmospheric slice of 2-wheel motoring in
East Germany.

Nutzfahrzeuge in der DDR (£18.00): This 200 page hardback book with German text about Eastern European commercial vehicles is produced using 21 articles reproduced from the East German motoring magazine "Motor-Jahr" from the period 1961 to 1986. A wide range of articles has been compiled including Barkas B1000; 25 years of IFA trucks; 40 years of Barkas; special Barkas taxi; Multicar M25; Csepel trucks from
Hungary; S-4000 in New Guinea; Robur LO 2500 in Asia; and Ikarus buses. A superb slice of socialist motoring.

Nutzfahrzeuge in der DDR Part 2 (£18.00): This 200 page hardback book with German text is the second volume produced about Eastern European commercial vehicles. It uses 22 articles reproduced from the East German motoring magazine "Motor-Jahr" from the period 1961 to 1986. A wide range of articles has been compiled including Barkas & Zuk delivery vehicles; Ural 375D in the People's Army; Ikarus buses; 70 years of Skoda-Liaz; the new IFA W50 range; Belaz and Kamaz tippers; Airport vehicles; Circus vehicles; and IFA W50 in Mexico. Another atmospheric slice of socialist motoring.


Ossi-Mobile (£16.00): A 120 page hardback with German text, from the same publishers as the above two books. 119 black and white photographs, plus 46 in colour. This book covers all East German vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, plus some trucks and buses, like Barkas, Multicar and Robur. The book contains adverts, brochures, road tests, press cuttings and photographs from the author.

Personenwagen in der DDR (£18.00): This 200 page hardback book with German text about Eastern European passenger cars is produced using more than 20 articles reproduced from the East German motoring magazine "Motor-Jahr" from the period 1961 to 1986. A wide range of articles has been compiled to produce an atmospheric slice of motoring in
East Germany.

Personenwagen in der DDR Part 2 (£18.00): This 208 page hardback book with German text is the second volume produced about Eastern European passenger cars. It uses 26 articles reproduced from the East German motoring magazine "Motor-Jahr" from the period 1961 to 1986. A wide range of articles has been compiled including  Oldtimer Horch cars; 70 years at
Eisenach; 30 years of Wartburg rallying; USSR autosport; Autocross racing; 1964 Trabant expedition; Skoda 110R; Leipzig motorshow; Road-test comparison Lada 1300 v Zastava 1300; and East German caravans. The book provides an atmospheric reminder of socialist motoring.

Schrader Motor Chronik: Feuerwehr & Rettungsfahrzeuge DDR 1945-1989 (£9): This 96 page hardback book with German text is a compilation of original East German brochures and other advertising material covering fire engines and other emergency rescue vehicles. These brochures are presented in chronological order from 1945 to 1989, showing the development of these vehicles over this period. There are 138 b/w photographs, plus 9 in colour. This book covers a whole range of fire engines, both large and small, including the following makes - Phanomen, Garant, Barkas, Robur, S-4000, IFA & Multicar. There are also 11 pages devoted to Ambulances, featuring EMW, Barkas, Garant & Robur.

Schrader Motor Chronik: MZ, IFA, Simson, AWO, EMW 1945-1994 (£9): This 96 page hardback book with German text is a compilation of original motorbike brochures and other advertising material. These brochures are presented in chronological order from 1945 to 1994, showing the development of East German motorbikes over this period. There are 108 b/w photographs, plus 11 in colour. This book covers not only motorbikes, mopeds and scooters, but also sidecars and trailers. Makes featured include IFA, AWO, EMW, MMW, IWL, MZ, Simson, Troll and MuZ.

Schrader Motor Chronik: Simson Kleinkraftrader 1955-1991 (£9): This 96 page hardback book with German text is a compilation of original Simson brochures and other advertising material. These brochures are presented in chronological order from 1955 to 1991, showing the development of Simson mopeds and motorbikes during this period. There are 114 b/w photographs, plus 9 in colour, including a couple of superb early 1960s brochure shots. Apart from mainly featuring original East German brochures, there is also material from
France and England.

Schrader Motor Chronik: Trabant P50, P60, 601, 1.1 1958-1991 (£9): This 96 page hardback book with German text is a compilation of original Trabant brochures and other advertising material. These brochures are presented in chronological order from 1958 to 1991, showing the development of the range over this period. There are 102 b/w photographs, plus 9 in colour. This book covers not just the main saloon and Universal estate car versions, but also lesser-known models such as the Kubel, Tramp, Caro Tramp, and final 1.1 version. There are also some pictures of the P70. Apart from featuring original East German brochures, there is also material from
Finland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and France.

Schrader Motor Chronik: Wartburg 311-312 1955-1966 (£9): This 96 page hardback book with German text is a compilation of original Wartburg 311-312 brochures and other advertising material. These brochures are presented in chronological order from 1955 to 1966, showing the development of the range over this period. There are 120 b/w photographs, plus 12 in colour. There are pictures of so many different models - saloon, estate, coupe, cabriolet and camping-limousine. There are also pictures of the rare 1958 Wartburg
Bellevue. Apart from featuring original East German brochures, there is also material from Czechoslovakia, USA and England.

Schrader Motor Chronik: Wartburg 353 1965-1991 (£9): This 96 page hardback book with German text is a compilation of original Wartburg brochures and other advertising material. These brochures are presented in chronological order from 1965 to 1991, showing the development of the range over this period. There are 108 b/w photographs, plus 11 in colour. This book covers not just the saloons and estate cars, but also lesser-known models such as the pick-up and Ambulance versions. Apart from featuring original East German brochures, there is also material from
Finland, Hungary, Greece and England.

Simson - Mopeds, Mokicks, Roller (£19.00): This 126 page hardback book with German text covers Simson mopeds and motorbikes produced in East Germany from 1953 through to 1990. There are 133 b/w photos plus 20 in colour. Although all models are featured, there are significant articles on the SR1, the SR4, the Schwalbe KR51, the Mofa SL1, and the Simson-Roller SR50. There are further articles on Simson's motorsport involvement and Simson world expeditions, together with 10 pages of techncial details.

Typen Kompass: DDR Personenwagen 1945-1991 (£9.00): This 128 page softback book with German text is produced like a "spotters-type" guide of East German cars. The first 10 pages are devoted to general text and pictures. The rest of the book is then presented in year order, showing one model per page, with a photo and technical specifications, ranging from the 1945 BMW 321, right up to the later Trabants and Wartburgs of 1991. The book gives an excellent pictorial history of East German cars, including 64 colour pictures together with 57 b/w. The whole range of East German cars are featured including many prototypes. Unusual models include the Wartburg 313/2 Sportwagen and the Wartburg 400 Jagdwagen.

Typen Kompass: MZ Motorrader seit 1950 (£9.00): This 128 page softback book with German text is produced like a "spotters-type" guide of MZ motorcycles. The first 20 pages are devoted to general text and pictures. The rest of the book is then presented in year order, showing one model per page, with a photo and technical specifications, ranging from the 1950 IFA RT 125, right up to the 2000 MZ RT 125SM. The book gives an excellent pictorial history of MZ, including 66 colour pictures together with 53 b/w. There are also 14 pages devoted solely to motorbike and sidecar combinations.
 

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