- (I know this isn't a Carrera but it's the best I could do)

Hammond once ditched his Porsche 911 to run 16 miles home for his daughter's birthday

He was stuck in traffic at 3am and it was the only way he could get back in time

45w ago

Back in 2007, Richard Hammond decided to abandon his Porsche 911 which was stuck in traffic to run 16 miles home to make it in time for his daughter's 4th birthday.

He was trying to get back home after a busy day at work but was caught in traffic 16 miles from his home due to flooding.

After a 12-hour journey, Hammond decided to abandoned his 997 911 Carrera in Cheltenham at around 3am on Saturday morning and ran back home.

"There was no way I was going to miss it - I'm away from home enough as it is," he said.

"Luckily I had my running gear and a waterproof jacket with me in the car, so I decided to run the rest of the way. It was pitch black but I just put my iPod on and went."

Luckily, he arrived back home at 5:30am to meet his wife Mindy and daughter so they could spend the day together for her 4th birthday. Once he got home, Hammond said, "I had a hot shower and a bacon buttie and not long after that Willow got up and we had a lovely time for her birthday."

Now if that isn't a true father, I don't know what is!

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Comments (35)

  • Grand gesture indeed however a few things to note:

    1. Stuck in traffic at 3am???

    2. Got caught out by flooding, surely the same problem if running.

    3. Did he not know it was is daughters birthday the next day?

    4. Hasn’t he got enough money to hire a helicopter?

    I’m cynical and it sounds like a story for the sake of a story.

      10 months ago
    • I'm thinking the same.

        10 months ago
    • Sometimes the council will close roads due to flooding which can leave you stuck somewhere. That won't stop you on foot unless the water is flowing deep with a strong current. Just a possibility...🤔

        10 months ago
  • Hero

      10 months ago
  • Hammond abandoned his Porsche to run home for his daughter’s birthday! @tribe

      10 months ago
  • Give him a medal

      10 months ago
  • Good Fathers do what ever what ever it takes ( even if it doesn’t make sense) to be with their young ones! When your that in love with someone you don’t think of what’s the most effective way to get home, you just get home!! Been there!! I see Hammond being that guy, and totally agree with Christian.... protect this man at all cost!!!

      10 months ago