Heidi back home after 950 days of travel around the world

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Yes, Heidi did it. She circumnavigated the globe in her 1930 Hudson “Hudo”. Crowds gathered to welcome her home on a sunny, cold sunday in Berlin.

2 years, 7 months and countless service stops later, Heidi enjoyed a triumphant return to her home town. Berlin’s radio stations were full of Heidi news and many fans showed up at Brandenburg Gate, causing a traffic tie-up.

There’s nothing official yet, but between us, Heidi is already speaking of taking off on another adventure!

Return to Berlin , welcoming crowds at Brandenburg Gate

Heidi in Spain and Portugal on her way home

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img_6062Lamentamos que el sitio web no pueda ofrecer una versión en español o portugués. El sitio web está dirigido por Heidi y su hija en Alemania, que está usando google translate para esto. He aquí alguna información sobre Heidi: ella tendrá 80 años este verano. Los últimos 2 años que ha pasado conduciendo su “marido”, el Hudson de 1930 en todo el mundo. Después de Asia, Australia, NZ, América del Norte y del Sur y el sur de África, ahora está casi en casa. Recorrerá la Península Ibérica en dirección contraria a las agujas del reloj, a la Costa Azul, París y finalmente a Berlín en marzo de este año. Heidi y Hudo fueron muy bien recibidos en todo el mundo. Hay más de 6.000 fotos en el feed de Instagram de Heidi. Quieres dejar un comentario para Heidi, por favor pincha aquí o escríbale a ella (en inglés o deutsch por favor) a su correo electrónico meet.heidi.along.the.way (a) gmail.com . Aquí puede seguir la ubicación exacta de Heidi.


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We are very sorry the website can not offer a spanish or portugese language version. The website is run by Heidi and her daughter in Germany. Google translate is writing this for you.
Here some information about Heidi: she will be 80 years old this summer. The last 2 years she has spent driving her “husband”, the 1930 Hudson around the world. After Asia, Australia, NZ, North and South America and southern Africa, she is now almost home. She will drive around the Iberian Peninsula counter-clockwise, to the Cote d’Azur, Paris, and finally home to Berlin in March of this year. Heidi and Hudo were welcomed very warmly all over the world. There are more than 6.000 photos in Heidi’s instagram feed. If you would like to leave a comment for Heidi, please do it here, or write to her (in english or deutsch please) at her email meet.heidi.along.the.way(a)gmail.com

Heidi in Africa: driving more than 2 years, now on 5th continent of her voyage

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After travelling around the world for two years, Heidi is now on the next to last leg of her journey. She will release her 1930 Hudson “Hudo” from the container port in Cape Town shortly and beginn her drive around Southern Africa. Heidi posts current photos almost daily on her Instagram account. You may follow her movement on the GPS tracker. Heidi likes to meet people on the way, so if you see her, please don’t hesitate to stop, chat, give her a wave at least.

3 Days ago near Santiago, Chile

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Thanks to Oliver for this video. Now we can watch Heidi on a typical encounter on her travels.

Onwards through Chile

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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 to the generous and expert help of the members of the Club de Automoviles Antiguos in Vina del Mar, who took Heidi and Hudo under their wing and made the next part of her journey possible.


Heidi's journey so far
Heidi’s journey so far

Altitude Sickness in the Andes

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After the cancer scare and successful surgery in Germany last month, Heidi is back on the road with Hudo and her new companion Lili, a wonderful photographer and useful spanish interpretor. The last two weeks were spent finding the exact roads and locations Clärenore Stinnes and Carl Söderstrom passed and photographed almost 90 years ago on their voyage around the world.

Currently very high in the Andes, Heidi is suffering from bad headaches but having the time of her life all the same, she says. See her current location on Google Earth and current photos on Instagram.com/heidihetzer .

If you wish, leave Heidi a public comment here.


Why is Heidi still in Lima?

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Lili and Heidi
 Some have already guessed that something is not right. Heidi needs some repair work done back in Germany. She feels fine, but has been attacked by “rust” and requires restoration. Expect her back on the road in about 2 months. Co-pilot /photographer Lili will wait in South America and Hudo is kindly housed in the Museo de Autos Antiguos Colección Nicolini.

If others can do it, so can Heidi, so don’t worry!