This 89-year-old woman checked off a bucket list dream with a 220/km race car ride-along


    “I find it irresistible, find it irresistible, find it irresistible.”

    That was 89-year-old Maire Hollo’s response to the race car driver who took her on a 220 km/h three-lap ride-along at Motorsport Park to test off yet one more exercise from her bucket list.

    The self-described “loopy granny” is in her fifth yr of systematically going via a list of daring accomplishments she needs to do earlier than she dies.

    Although considerably reserved, Hollo didn’t shrink back from partaking her driver in dialog.

    She needed to know if he drove a race car day-after-day; and as she rubbed the leather-based seat with her hand, she additionally requested him how they cleaned the car.

    “With cleaning soap and water,” the driving force mentioned.

    By no means drove stick shift car

    “What number of gears you could have?” Hollo requested, to which the driving force responded, “seven.”

    Hollo defined that she’s by no means pushed a stick shift car, solely an computerized.

    Pushing towards the expectations of her conventional upbringing in Finland and an overbearing husband whom she married at 24, Hollo received her driver’s licence towards his needs.

    She says she was the primary woman on her road to put on pants.

    Maire Hollo was one in every of ten kids from a conventional Finnish household. ‘I’ve at all times been totally different. I am impartial.’ (Susan Hollo/submitted)

    Hollo’s first bucket-list endeavour was the EdgeWalk on the CN Tower, when she was 84. 

    Her husband was 16 years older than her, and died greater than 30 years in the past, however Hollo by no means remarried.

    On the finish of her three laps the driving force requested: “How do you prefer it?”

    “That was a lot enjoyable. I beloved each second,” Hollo responded.

    Marie Hollo is all smiles after finishing her three-lap ride-along. (Martin Trainor/CBC)

    Hollo hasn’t revealed what’s subsequent on her bucket-list, however by all indications, she is prepared for her subsequent accomplishment.



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