Hi I'm Verena!

I didn't know it at the time, but my whole world was about to change when I discovered a passion for motorsports while modeling.  Surrounded by people in the motorsport and movie industry, I could seek out expert advice and made my first move:  I went to stunt driving school.  Then I was on to drag racing school, and road racing school where I also learned to drift - sliding sideways at high speeds.  I was addicted to racing and was fortunate enough to build my first race car on G4TV.

My life is an adventure. I’m a big dreamer, and believer that anything is possible.
When I have a goal, I work relentlessly to make it happen.

My motorsport career began in 2002 when I got my NHRA Pro Drag Racing License (where I still hold a record). I then went on to become the first woman to compete in Formula Drift, Redline Time Attack (where I was the first female to win a class championship) and Rally America (where we were the first women's team to win a national class championship).  For the last nine years, I've worked with BMW, VW, GM, Ford, Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus, and Nissan on many projects.  I also own an automotive adventure company called R1, that organizes automotive adventures around the world.

Get to know Verena Mei, TrueCar Racing Rally America Driver

On the big screen you may have seen me in Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift.  On television, you may have seen me in commercials.  I'm also stunt driver and hosted a car-review show "Sexy Road Test" for Comcast & Time Warner Digital Cable. 

There's so many things that I enjoy doing, and racing is a big one.  But like the yin and yang of life, I need balance so I always make sure to find time for all the other things I love.  Don't worry, I'm not done with racing, I'm taking this year to check more things off my bucket-list, and get re-fueled for next season. 

Shooting Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift, with Director, Justin Lin behind the camera

I've created this new website because I get a lot of questions about how I got into racing, what I like to do, and what I'm doing.  I love sharing my passion for cars, racing and life, while inspiring & empowering others to go after their dream!  

 

Here's a podcast interview that I did with Tough Girl Challenges, which is the most in-depth, candid interview of my career.  I'm asked about my biggest challenges & thoughts throughout my racing journey, and advice for others. 

Life is like a rally, just when you think you know what's around the corner, sometimes you're in for surprise. Get around that obstacle and press on regardless!

To learn more about my racing adventures, click the button below & hang on!

Be sure to follow me on my social networks so you can get to know me and keep up on the latest.  I post everyday!

Thanks for visiting!  

- Verena

P.S.   There are many quotes I live by, but this one sums it up pretty well . . .


Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.
— Lawrence K. Fish