Tag Archive | circumnavigation

Back into Automotive Surgery

Despite an extensive work package during the last month, Hudo is back in automotive surgery again.  As Heidi’s Instagram tells it… Read More…

Onwards through Chile

Hudo has finally been reassembled, and is ready for a shake-down. Heidi writes that Hudo performed well on his first outing. She is happy to finally have brakes again. The rattling noise in the engine that persisted since Charlotte, USA is gone. All this is thanks Read More…

Santiago, Chile

Heidi is still sight seeing in Chile, while Hudo gets over his engine flu.


Altitude Sickness in the Andes

After the cancer scare and successful surgery in Germany , Heidi is back on the road with Hudo and her new companion Lili, a wonderful photographer and useful Spanish interpreter.

Heidi has a new iPad to replace the one stolen in Argentina for photos to her Instagram account.  She is currently in Valparaiso, Chile.

And while Hudo managed to make it through the thin air of the Andes, it appears the Heidi has suffered a bit of altitude sickness.

It also appears Heidi might be feeling ready to move on soon.  Using my best translating skills for the caption of a recent photo of Valparaiso harbor, I believe she wrote, ”

  • I wonder what Clärenore and Axel thought as they had everything packed to leave.  I think they were damn glad to leave South America behind.

Of course, I could be wrong…


Source: Altitude Sickness in the Andes

Heidi is in Mendoza Argentina

It’ a good thing that this trip was designed to be an adventure, because that is certainly what it has become.

Hudo is back in the garage, getting another major repair.  Heidi has had to order a new set of pistons and connecting rods.

Last picture posted before theft.

Last picture posted before theft.

And while she is waiting the rebuild, Heidi’s handbag, with her passport, money, credit cards, address book, calendar, diary, iPad and iPhone were stolen!

We hope the mechanics can get Hudo on the road again soon.  And our sympathies extend to Heidi for all her lost treasures.  Electronics can be replaced, but stolen memories are irreplaceable.



Heidi at Lake Titicaca

Heidi Hetzer continues her around the world adventure in her 1930 Hudson Saloon.  She recently visited Lake Titicaca.

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Heidi & Hudo; On the Road Again!

Heidi’s SPOT tracker and her Instagram show  her traveling to Arequipa this week.  We are happy to see her and Hudo back on the road again in their epic quest to drive around the world.

Heidi in the News

Heidi in the News

Note:Heidi Hetzer is a 78-year-old former automobile dealer, rally car driver, classic car collector and popular celebrity in Berlin, Germany. She is currently circumnavigating the globe in a vintage 1930 Hudson Saloon.

Source: Currently driving around the world in a 1930 Hudson