TV series in production: ATALANTE'S QUEST - a vintage road movie in 13 episodes.
Being named after the ‘Bugatti T57 Atalante’ Rosemarijn Atalante Veenenbos (1991) grew up with vintage cars like Hispano-Suiza, Delahaye and Bugatti. Her namesake quest and passionate curiosity for vintage automobile brands, their history and their idiosyncratic owners now brings her throughout Europe to places yet undiscovered. Travelling in her 1925 Amilcar she searches and visits collectors, designers and coach builders, finds hidden treasures in forgotten barns and meets the most peculiar craftsmen and owners, from the rich-and-famous to secularized automotive monks hiding in medieval castles. With her charismatic and passionate approach she unlocks doors to rare automotive treasures and their history, all with the purpose of tracing her Bugatti T57 Atalante namesake... She knows what she wants and knows where to find it.... hardly being aware of the protecting guidance of her silent but loyal mechanician and chaperon Parker...
With her natural talents and exceptional combination of automotive genes, knowledge, passion and style Rosemarijn Atalante Veenenbos is a rising star in vintage automotive country. Visiting many European classic car events and concours in her own Amilcar CGS of 1925 her presence didn't go unnoticed. She became 'pre-war car ambassador' for the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens. After being selected as one of the first 'Tribe Leaders' by Clarkson/Hammond/May for their DriveTribe.com project (associated with their new Grand Tour television series on Amazon) her Crankhandlers Tribe reached the top list of popular Tribes with over 110.000 followers.
From our inhouse project COACHBUILD.COM (largest classic & coachbuilt cars encyclopedia in the world with 1,5 million viewers per year) the idea was born to create an international TV program series, differentiating itself from mainstream car programs by offering high quality content: in-depth, well documented, timeless, exciting and appealing also to the younger audience. Rosemarijn Atalante Veenenbos was our deus ex machina: it all came together in a unique and appealing format: ATALANTE’S QUEST.
Format: TV (non-scripted)
Video: 4K UHD HDR
Online: complementary app & social media community peripherals
Language: English (+ voice-over)
Target release date: 2017
Production: NOTV in association with COACHBUILD.COM
Advisors: dr. Vincent van der Vinne, Wim Oude Weernink, ir. Hans Veenenbos, auction houses, museums, collectors, motoring journalists, classic car specialists
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