First Girl to Tour World by Auto (Sep, 1929)

First Girl to Tour World by Auto
FRAULEIN Clairenore Stinnes, daughter of the late German steel magnate, claims to be the first girl to attempt a round-the-world tour by automobile. She started her trip from Berlin, Germany, in May, 1927, and is now winding up the last lap of her journey. The photo shown below was taken when she was recently in Los Angeles. After touring countries in the eastern hemisphere, her car was shipped to America.

2 comments
  1. Firebrand38 says: July 20, 20076:35 pm

    Apparently this was a big thing at the time. I found this reference to her itinerary in the US:

    Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland between March 10 to 15, 1929

    Wichita (Kansas), April 29, 1929: Press-Interviews

    Wisconsin/Illinois, May 9, 1929: Interviews with Milwaukee Journal and
    Wisconsin News

    Chicago, May 10, 1929: Visit of the slaughter-house

    Detroit, May 16, 1929: Invitation by the mayor, Visit of the Fordplants and conversation with Henry Ford

    New York, May 28, 1929: Meeting with the president of the American Automobile Association (AAA), Smith; press conference

    New York, May 29, 1929: Invitation by the mayor of New York, Jimmy Walker. Visit of the WEAF National Broadcasting Studios. Speech held by Mrs. Stinnes was transmitted by 21 radiostations

    New York, May 31, 1929: Fox Movie Tone News and photos for the (illegible)

    Washington, June 4,1929: Press interviews and meeting with President Hoover

  2. Blurgle says: July 21, 20078:38 pm

    Chicago, May 10, 1929: Visit of the slaughter-house

    They sure knew how to treat a “girl” back then.

    Washington, June 4,1929: Press interviews and meeting with President Hoover

    I’m not sure which would be worse.

Submit comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.