Update: From Ben, “I am definitely going on that world tour and see Central and South America with O’l Nellie.
Life is short someone once told me…smile.”
Ben responds to your comments below as well. Please drop a line if you haven’t.
A few months we introduced you to Ben Oude Kamphuis, perhaps the biggest Netherlands fan outside of Holland (and maybe inside too.)
Ben’s easily mistaken for Hulk Hogan so much so that commenting as such is almost cliche.
He’s also the constructor behind Nellie (pictured), perhaps the best fan vehicle I have ever seen. I’d put that up against anything in parade.
The reason I write today is that Ben is considering taking a more than year journey from San Francisco, California to Brazil for World Cup 2014 and using Nellie to get him there.
This is no small or casual undertaking for Ben; his leadership is highly valued in San Francisco.
He’s a Jefferson Award winner who runs Project Insight, an organic farming program where deaf and blind senior citizens help him grow the harvest.
Take a moment today, if you would, to write Ben a support note–that’s all I’m asking at this time–if you like as I’ll be sending him a link to this story.
I sure would like to see and hear about his trip to World Cup 2014 and he deserves it.