A Virginia woman mistook a standard new car test drive for a demolition derby when she destroyed six brand new Benzes, including the one she was driving, in a dealership parking lot.
When Bertha Benz drove off in husband Carl's motorized invention 125 years ago, she had no idea she would be driving into history. Hers was the world's first long-distance drive and the first recorded drive by a woman driver. Germany has designated her 150-mile round-trip route between Manheim and Pforzheim as the Bertha Benz Route, and a tourist destination.
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