Tag Archive | circumnavigation

The Accident

Here is a link to a post by Heidi’s daughter on Heidi’s industrial accident.  It reminds me of the time my grandfather tried to save some time by applying belt dressing to the fan belt on his Cadillac while the engine was running.  By the time he was all bandaged up, he did not save any time, but he did add another story to the family’s legacy.

Source: The Accident

Heidi is Out and About

At the beginning of September while Dad was doing a training run through West Seattle , Dad stumbled upon Hudo, a 1930 Hudson, parked in the neighborhood.   When Dad looked up Hudo and Hudo’s driver, Heidi Hetzer, he discovered that Heidi is a 78-year-young former automobile dealer, rally car driver, classic car collector and popular celebrity in Berlin, Germany. She is currently circumnavigating the globe in Hudo. She started in July 2014 in Berlin, and in late August, was passing through Seattle.  Her website is http://heidi-around-the-world.com/about/

Dad had been following Heidi’s progress as she overcame various mechanical difficulties with Hudo on her drive eastward through Canada.  This weekend, Heidi had some very disturbing pictures on her Instagram.  Read More…

Around the World in a 1930 Sedan

Die ehemalige Rennfahrerin Heidi Hetzer posiert am 24.07.2014 in Berlin an einem Hudson Great Eight Oldtimer mit dem Baujahr 1930. Hetzer möchte am Sonntag ihre Weltreise mit dem Fahrzeug antreten. Foto: Britta Pedersen/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

Dad was thundering around a corner in West Seattle on a training run, when he noticed an unusual automobile parked in the driveway of one of the homes along the street. Though Dad is an accomplished foot racer, and very dedicated to his training, but just like Mongo, he is also known for almost never passing up the opportunity for a quick break from his cardio training to investigate something unusual along his route.

Here was a 1930’s sedan with all kinds of custom paint along its sides. This was just too good to pass up. Dad stopped and looked it over, particularly since Dad really enjoys unique old automobiles. (Click HERE to see pictures from Dad’s recent visit to the Port Orchard car show.)

The name of the driver on the car was Heidi Hetzer. The car itself appeared to be christened “Hudo”. Dad made a note to look into this mystery further on the internet. Read More…