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The new book THE CHAIKA’S FLIGHT. Part II .

This book is about the GAZ M13 Chaika, the brightest star in the history of the Gorky Automobile Plant.
Part I of the new book The Chaika’s Flight was released in February 2017 Author - Vadim Celac; Barnaul, 2017, 504 pp., 10 chapters, approx. 650 color and black-and-white illustrations (photographs and drawings); size295х215, with sheetwise imposition, coated paper, high quality printing, hard laminated cover. It is planned to issue a limited edition of the book in the gift design + bonus.
This book is about the GAZ M13 Chaika, the brightest star in the history of the Gorky Automobile Plant. This publication presents historic photos of the automobile, its experimental models, mockups, plant circulars, design sketches, and documents. Some of them are unique and are published for the first time. Memoirs of the plant veterans who participated in the process of creating this carare presented, specific features of the prototype design and the first experimental models are analyzed in detail. Thepublication hascoloredillustrations of automobilesproduced at the Gorky Automobile Plant, imported models that were tested and operated in the USSR.

 

The author of the illustration on the cover (especially for this book) is Alexandr Zakharov.

The author of the illustrations of car projections is Andrei Atiukin.

The author of theillustrations for each chapter is Andrei Tkachenko.

 

Information on the new book release:

February 2017, circulation: 300 copies.

The retail price is 4,500 rubles + postage.

The book can be pre-ordered at [email protected].

The book The Automobiles of Foreign Diplomats in the USSR. 1940s-1960s. by Alexandr Novikov (Zubastik).

A new book entitled The Automobiles of Foreign Diplomats in the USSR. 1940s-1960s. written by the infamous Alexandr Novikov (Zubastik) is being prepared for publication.
Author - Alexandr Novikov, 2017, 336 pages, 3 chapters, about 600 black and white photographic illustrations, in Russian and English, a 310x230 format with a landscape page orientation, coated paper, high-quality printing, a hard laminated cover.
TThe book The Automobiles of Foreign Diplomats in the USSR. 1940s-1960s. written by Alexandr Novikov tells of automobiles carrying employees of foreign diplomatic missions from the 1940s to the late 1960s. The author pays much attention to auxiliary vehicles, without which the everyday activities of embassies and consulates would have been impossible.
Humor and even sarcasm, intrinsic to the author, fit organically into the book.

“Give five hundred rubles. Well, give five hundred rubles...” a strange character with glasses and a walrus Budyonny-style mustache, was nagging in the way Mikhail Panikovsky does it in The Golden Calf by Ilf and Petrov.

These words marked the start of my acquaintance with this colorful character. The character’s name is Alexandr Novikov. Called “crazy,” “stupid,” and “sick,” he is disliked, shunned, and scolded by many both behind his back and straight to his face. He responds with a grin and is never at a loss for a comeback. That is who he, Alexandr Novikov, is.

His exact age is unknown. However, it seems that he has always been with us. In the 1970s, various nicknames stuck to him, for example, “vugluskr,” a word from a particularly obscene old Russian school joke. However, his main nickname is “zubastik,” meaning “nibbler.” Many people, or at least the entire Moscow retro-auto gang, know him by this pseudonym!

Zubastik has loved automobiles since his childhood. He likes to take photos of them, and then organize the photos and arrange them in boxes. He has many boxes. Lots of them. Sometimes the author of the photos starts to get confused and is engaged in wishful thinking. Perhaps, not a single book about automobiles published in Russia can do without these very photographs of Novikov. At the same time, the publishers try not to mention the author of the photos – they feel embarrassed.

For a long time, Novikov’s articles appeared in various automobile magazines, but there never was a real big and good book. Why? I do not know. Perhaps it was necessary. It was necessary to a certain moment. This moment has come, and now you, dear readers, have such a book.

Vadim Celac

I have known Zubastik for a long time and I know that the attitude of other people to him has always been unambiguous – contempt, disgust, or even aggression. To a large extent, it is Novikov himself who is to blame – sometimes his behavior drives people crazy, and his critical and provocative pamphlets act like a red rag to a bull. It is not without reason that Zubastik has acquired a reputation as a freak. However, let us look at this from a different angle. Novikov’s articles in glossy automotive and similar magazines have always pleased readers. He, like no other, has been able to convey the very essence of things in an ironic or even sarcastic manner.

And this skill of his has always provoked a lively and genuine interest.

Today we can state that Zubastik is a living legend of the retro auto gang and part of the automotive history of our country. Without him, it would be boring and uninteresting. Looking from this, different, angle, we are happy to present this book by Alexandr Alekseevich Novikov. It is his first book, but we hope that it will not be the only one.

Vladimir Kireev
 

The author of the drawing on the cover is Andrei Tkachenko. The author of the drawings to each of the chapters is Viktor Zinchenko. Publishers: Vadim Celac and Vladimir Kireev

 

The Automobiles of Foreign Diplomats in the USSR. 1940s-1960s.
Author - Alexandr Novikov
ISBN 978-5-98550-443-9
Circulation 200 copies.
Language - English and Russian
Format 310x230x25 mm (a landscape page orientation)
Volume 336 pages.
Coated glossy paper 128 g/m2
Offset printing, black and white
Endpapers - offset, full color print, density - 160 g/m2
Hard cover, Soft touch laminate
Packing - shrink film

Information about the release of the new book: The planned release date is December 2017.
The retail price is 3,500 rub. + the cost of packing and delivery (around 400 rubles within the Russian Federation).
The wholesale price is negotiable.
To order and pay for the book, please submit your request to [email protected]chaika.su or [email protected]
The books will be shipped at the end of December or in January in the order in which the payments are received (on a first-come, first-served basis).

The book can be pre-ordered at [email protected].

The new book THE CHAIKA’S FLIGHT.

Other chapters cast light on the design and technical characteristics, the testing of the car and its separate units, imported units that were used during its creation and testing.
The book also contains unique stock footage shots depicting many facts that were previously unknown to the general public.
This book is about the GAZ M13 Chaika, the brightest star in the history of the Gorky Automobile Plant.
Part I of the new book The Chaika’s Flight was released in February 2017 Author - Vadim Celac; Barnaul, 2017, 504 pp., 10 chapters, approx. 650 color and black-and-white illustrations (photographs and drawings); size295х215, with sheetwise imposition, coated paper, high quality printing, hard laminated cover. It is planned to issue a limited edition of the book in the gift design + bonus.
This book is about the GAZ M13 Chaika, the brightest star in the history of the Gorky Automobile Plant. This publication presents historic photos of the automobile, its experimental models, mockups, plant circulars, design sketches, and documents. Some of them are unique and are published for the first time. Memoirs of the plant veterans who participated in the process of creating this carare presented, specific features of the prototype design and the first experimental models are analyzed in detail. Thepublication hascoloredillustrations of automobilesproduced at the Gorky Automobile Plant, imported models that were tested and operated in the USSR.
One of the chapters of the book draws a parallel between the GAZ M13 and its foreign counterparts. The materialis presented impartially and allows the readers to come to their own conclusions on whether the appearance of the Chaika is copied or is inspired by the fashionable style of the epoch.

Contents of Part I:

Foreword.

1. After “twelve” - … “zero thirteen”.

2. Modernization of the ZIM – the first attempt to create the Chaika.

3. The ZIM-2 (ZIM-13), the Strela and the Chaika – the start of the journey.

4. The GAZ-13 Chaika –the birth of the legend.

5. Experimental models.

6. The first stock cars – the key issue of the day!

 

 

7. Design and technical specifications.

8. Tests again and again …

9. Meanwhile … Foreign models.

10. Restyling. Modernization.

Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Periodical publications.

The book presents (in scanned form) a fairly large number of archival documents marked as CONFIDENTIAL, NOT TO BE MADE PUBLIC, etc., which were not known previously to the general public. Moreover, many documents refer not only to the production of the GAZ-13, but also to the production of other cars, as well as trucks and buses in the USSR.

 

The author of the illustration on the cover (especially for this book) is Alexandr Zakharov.

The author of the illustrations of car projections is Andrei Atiukin.

The author of theillustrations for each chapter is Andrei Tkachenko.

 

Information on the new book release:

February 2017, circulation: 300 copies.

The retail price is 4,500 rubles + postage.

The book can be pre-ordered at [email protected].

From the author


The author hopes that this publication will become a reference book for the owners, fans, and connoisseurs of the GAZ M13 Chaika, will answer many questions of historians, model makers, and restorers, will focus attention on real rather than fictitious events preceding and accompanying the process of creating the car, will change the stereotyped perception, and will form a more complete image of the famous car that made an indelible mark in the domestic automotive industry.

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar THE CHAIKA’S FLIGHT 2018

 

On the eve of the coming New Year and in the run-up to the release of the new book The Chaika’sFlight, we bring to your attention the wall calendar for the year 2017.

A3 format, horizontal, paper 300g/m2, 15 sheets, high-quality printing. Circulation - collectible, limited edition - 100 copies.

The illustrations on each page of the calendar made by the artist Andrei Tkachenko correspond to the chapters of the book.

The retail price of the calendar is 1000 rubles + postage.

The calendar can be pre-ordered at [email protected]