There is no reason for women to hold back in what might be presumed a man’s world. Meet model, actress and classic car racer Eve Scheer.
Not many women race classic cars, Eve Scheer however does. She participated in the famous 24-Hours-of-Nürburgring racing series in Germany and is often seen at car events all over Europe. German actress and former model Eve Scheer is all about cars! We caught up with her and talked about how her passion came to life and why more women should be into cars. She might be blond and a girl, but she loves racing cars and preferably Porsches. It all began when she was only 12, her passion for Porsche starting when she is still quite young. Her dad is to blame. ‘He took me to a Formula One race! From that moment on I wanted to be a Formula One driver, race cars altogether…’
Racing cars and classic Porsches in particular has been a constant in Eve’s life. Her love for Porsche unconditional. To Eve there is nothing like the sound of an air cooled Porsche. That rumble of raw, untamed power has become her very own soundtrack. It reminds her of her adolescent days at the Formula One track. Taking in the incredible noise of the howling engines without any restriction whatsoever. The passion in which Eve reflects on those days says it all, she wouldn’t have missed it for the world. So she might be a girly girl, with a career in modeling and acting, what really gets her going is the thrill of taming the beast she calls Porsche.
To date, Eve has participated quite successfully in several racing series such as the Alfa Romeo 147 Cup and of course the 24-Hours-of-Nürburgring. She drives and competes in her own vintage Porsche, a 1972, 2.4T model which she loves. Whenever she drives up in her Porsche, people react surprised, as if a girl shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a racing car. This is what really gets Eve going, why shouldn’t women race themselves? Don’t ever think they’re not competitive. If it were up to Eve Scheer more women would take up racing, be it in classic cars or not. ‘I’d love to see more women in racing. Not just sitting next to the driver but taking the wheel themselves. There’s no need to be afraid!’
editing CineCars: Marc GF Zaan