Michael was born in England on April 27, 1941.
His early years were spent in Bermuda, later attending school in England. He has also lived in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Australia, New Jersey, and Chicago. He now lives in New York.
He was educated at Worth Priory in Sussex, Fort Augustus Abbey in Inverness-shire, and Millfield in Somerset. After he graduated from the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School in Snetterton in the early ’60s, his motor racing career began.
He retired from motor racing at the age of thirty (which was a difficult decision at the time).
Cars: Ferrari 250 GTO, Ford Mustang Boss, Porsche 904 GTS, Porsche 906, and Lola T70
Racing Circuits: Kyalami, Killarney, Roy Hesketh, Silverstone, Crystal Palace, Brands Hatch, Lourenco Marques, Kumalo, Zeltweg, Vila Real, Reims, Bulawayo, Nurburgring, Mugello, Castle Combe, Mallory Park, Sebring
Codrivers: Frank Gardner, Peter de Klerk, Hugh Dibley, Paul Hawkins, David Piper, Peter Westbury, Mike Hailwood, Colin Davis, and Jimmy Blumer
De'Udy held the South African Land Speed record for twenty years, driving his Lola T70 in 1968 at 191.8 mph.