True stories from a day in the life of a Unimog.
Initially, the team's internet contributions were mainly focussed on practical operations on the farm. But as their popularity increased, they introduced innumerable other topics: short humorous films, reports from events and within the workshop – the Unimog U 1300, for example, is just being restored by Eike, one of the team members. Their mission: that the Unimog as a hobby expands throughout northern Germany, to share their experiences with others and to bring fans together. Because: "Initially, we thought we'd be all alone up here in the north with our Unimog." However thanks to the Unimog Club Gaggenau, the group from Schleswig-Holstein was able to get acquainted with a national network of like-minded people. In the meantime, Moritz and Henning even head the UGC's regional group for the Hamburg-Schwerin area.
We want to keep the range of topics as diverse as possible.
Henning Heitmann and Moritz Gerau, Unimog Team Fitzen
Unimog Community knocking at the door.
With so much impetus, they have come to the attention of the global Unimog community too. "Wish this video was in English" can often be read in the comments. Although their focus is mainly on the German-speaking regions – this doesn't keep the motivated young men from accepting international offers: last year for example, Henning and Moritz travelled to central Africa for two weeks, in order to provide training for the Ministry of Transport in Cameroon. Of course inquiries like that are not the order of the day, but increasingly, the north Germans are in demand via social media such as Facebook for all kinds of everyday issues concerning the Unimog. The team has gained their expertise by teaching themselves over the years.
It will be interesting to see where the journey takes them in 2019. Their declared goal is definitely to keep the range of topics as diverse as possible. And the all-purpose Unimog is exactly the right vehicle for this.