The Origin of "VelvetFoot"

The inspiration for my nic is from the Lupo Team head driver in VW's record-breaking round-the-world economy run. From the VW site:

"Jürgen Peters is 38 years old and is driving the stage Rome-Copenhagen. Peters works in the field of technical development, vehicle design. He is the best of the three-litre drivers. His rate of fuel consumption during training was less than the average of all his fellow-drivers. It is quite appropriate therefore that his nickname is "velvet foot".

I attempt to emulate
Jürgen in everyday driving of my Beetle TDI and in treading lightly on the earth.