CMG Worldwide

Aloha Wanderwell: First Woman to Travel around the World in an Automobile

by on Dec.15, 2011, under News

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011 – What’s blonde, blue-eyed, six-feet tall and looks like a leading actress? She’s Aloha Wanderwell – the first woman to travel around the globe in a car; she was 16. And, AlohaWanderwell.com is dedicated to preserving her nitrate films, books and more.

It all started when Aloha read an ad in the Riviera edition of the Paris Herald: “Brains, Beauty and Breeches – World tour offer for lucky young woman wanted to join an expedition – Asia, Africa…”

She quickly set out to convince the expedition’s leader, Captain Walter Wanderwell, that she was the one for the job.

“This true story of an incredible journey – the Wanderwell Expedition – took place in the 1920s. Over the years, it’s been buried and now needs to be preserved and retold,” says Richard Diamond, Aloha’s grandson.

During this world tour, Aloha took thousands of feet of 35-millimeter nitrate film while driving though 43 countries on four continents in nearly eight years.

“These nitrate films have to be transferred to HD,” says Diamond. “We need help now. This is a gold mine of material for any documentary or film producer. It would be a crime to let these historical films deteriorate. It’s a rich part of history.”

In addition, Diamond also possesses a 567-page manuscript written by Aloha that details the trip’s many adventures; an array of collectibles; photos; and the original auto badges.

During the expedition, Aloha and Walter married. They continued to travel, to film and lecture together. In 1932, their story tragically ended with Walter’s murder; it remains an unsolved cold case.

Aloha remarried and tended to her priceless collection of films, photos, journals and artifacts. Much of her work has been preserved in museums and educational institutions throughout the U.S. She passed away in Newport Beach, California on June 4, 1996.

“In addition to preserving these items, I believe that Ford has an amazing opportunity here,” says Diamond. “Just imagine a modern-day Aloha retracing these steps in a Ford Explorer? It would be a wonderful way to pay homage to the very first ‘Ford Challenge’ – the intrepid 1918 Model T that Aloha referred to as her, Little Lizzie.”

So, while the Model T that brought this couple together was not preserved, the story certainly can be.

AlohaWanderwell.com has partnered with CMG Worldwide to provide information about and licensing opportunities regarding the Wanderwell Expedition.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

:

11 Comments for this entry

  • Darell

    Its like you read my thoughts! You appear
    to grasp a lot about this, such as you wrote the ebook in it or something.
    I believe that you simply could do with some p.c.
    to pressure the message house a little bit,
    but instead of that, that is wonderful blog. A fantastic read.
    I will definitely be back.

  • mobile games

    This article provides clear idea for the new viewers of blogging,
    that in fact how to do running a blog.

  • telecharger teamviewer

    Great info. Lucky me I found your website by accident (stumbleupon).
    I have saved as a favorite for later!

    my website – telecharger teamviewer

  • watch for no good reason

    An intriguing discussion is worth comment.
    I believe that you need to publish more about
    this issue, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people do not talk about these
    subjects. To the next! All the best!!

    My web site :: watch for no good reason

  • vpn Setup how-to

    Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit
    and sources back to your website? My blog site is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my
    users would truly benefit from a lot of the information you
    provide here. Please let me know if this alright with you.

    Many thanks!

  • Dorothy

    I read this paragraph completely about the comparison of most recent and previous
    technologies, it’s amazing article.

  • hiding place

    Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thanks, However I
    am encountering troubles with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot subscribe to it.
    Is there anybody getting the same RSS issues?
    Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond?
    Thanks!!

  • mobile marketing keys

    With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My blog has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it
    is popping it up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know
    any techniques to help protect against content from being stolen? I’d truly appreciate it.

    Visit my homepage mobile marketing keys

  • main street marketing machines

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave
    it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

    Here is my web-site main street marketing machines

  • Inbox Blueprint 2.0

    Why people still make use of to read news papers when in this technological globe everything is presented on net?

  • free stock trading software

    If you are going for most excellent contents like I do, simply pay
    a visit this website every day because it presents feature contents, thanks

    my blog post free stock trading software

Leave a Reply

Please leave these two fields as-is:

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!

Blogroll

A few highly recommended websites...