Thanks go out to PROJECT BACKERS:
Adán Tejada, Poul Jørgensen, Joseph Spiegel, Pavel Novak, Edward Thomas, Eric Mathewson
Alberto Clausell Jr, Dylan Blada, Daniel Crljen, Tung Huynh
Tatra is the third oldest car manufacturer in the world after Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot, yet if you were to ask your neighbor, chances are they’d never heard of the storied Czechoslovakian car and truck builder. Yet Tatra, and their chief engineer, Hans Ledwinka, played a direct and influential role in the design of the car that you and your neighbor are driving today.
In fact, Tatra has such and important role in the design of today’s cars that the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is celebrating the historical Czech Automotive brand with a special class this year. The world’s most prestigious auto show will feature classic Tatra cars in a special class in 2014. We plan to document the story of Tatra by driving a Tatra 603 from the car’s home country to the trim and neat fairways of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
We intend to take you on this epic drive through history, Europe and America and bring you along with us as we attempt to drive a 50-year-old Tatra 603 from Prague to 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California.
Along the way we’ll visit and document the birth place of the Tatra, the Czech Town of Kopřivnice, where Tatra trucks are still built today. We’ll visit the factory museum and get an up close and personal look at the Tatra 77.
In America, we’ll visit and document the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. The Lane Motor museum has the largest collection of Tatras outside of the Czech Republic. As part of this historic road trip Jeff Lane will allow us to drive and video document his collection of Tatras.
Finally with the help of some of America’s best know Automotive journalist we will drive the Tatra 603 to 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. After over 5000 miles will they let us on the sacred lawn? We don’t know but you’ll be there every step of the way as we’ll document this trip with daily video features and reports.
In the end, we’ll edit this epic road trip through automotive history and across two continents into a documentary that will tell and reveal the untold story of Tatra.
However, we cannot do this alone. We need your help to bring this story to the public. We launched a Kickstarter project to raise money to make this epic automotive documentary a success.
Click Untold Tatra Story to pledge your support to make this a reality. We have interesting rewards for you!