Heidi Hetzer is a serious driver, she always has been.

An accomplished businesswoman and local German celebrity, Hetzer has no intention of taking the easy road. She never has.

The 75-year-old racer plans on circumnavigating the globe along the same route taken by the first person ever to drive a car around the world: Clärenore Stinnes.

Stinnes did it in 1928 and Hertzer plans to one up the original driver by using her 91-year-old Hispano-Suiza roadster.

Of course, Hetzer will have no problems if the Hispano-Suiza breaks down. One of her first jobs in the '50s was as a mechanic at her father's Opel dealership. When her father died in the 1960s, Hetzer took over the dealership and then built it into one of the largest dealerships in Berlin.

In between fixing and selling cars, Hetzer also raced them. She has collected more than 150 prizes from numerous races spanning more than 50 years, the most recent in 2007 in a classic car rally, according to Wikipedia.

The legendary Berlin native will begin her newest journey in 2014.

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      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope a texting teenager doesn't smash into her
      Jared Montgomery
      • 2 Years Ago
      The second sentence doesn't make any sense. :/ Proofread?
      TrippulG3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting to hear a woman racing driver's point of view, explaining why there will never be a winning female F1 driver. Not sure I entirely agree, but I guess she would know better than I would.
      zzzzzz
      • 2 Years Ago
      This will go well, until she gets to the ocean.
      BipDBo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Her mechanic better make sure that car has a very well made, long lasting turn signal.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gotta love her!!!
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      So awesome. Trip around the world in a priceless car plus a full history of racing? I'd love to see a documentary of this woman.
      canuckcharlie
      • 2 Years Ago
      RESPECT!
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 2 Years Ago
      I read the article and came away sort of impressed I saw the video and she became an idol of mine........Wow, what a lady! She knows what's up
      michigan
      • 2 Years Ago
      And of course she will be driving 20 mph the whole time with one turn signal on and barely able to see over the steering wheel
      whofan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty cool woman. I bet she was quite a looker a few years back. Still young at heart very cool.
        Georg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @whofan
        http://www.bz-berlin.de/multimedia/archive/00100/heidi_hetzer11_100663a.jpg here is Heide in the 1950´s, next to cars she raced motorbikes and Vespa Rollers
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