“To live visions in order to generate benefit for people is the elixir of life for me. I realize that this contributes to my own development as a person. Mastering new challenges generates fulfillment, gratitude and the feeling of inner wealth - my very own personal reward!”
Mario Hintermayer was born in Austria in 1959, but lives his life internationally. He has been home in the Principality of Monaco since 1998. Mario once said that his social commitment was probably literally “placed in his cradle” by his ill sister’s early death. After suffering a huge financial loss at the age of 22, he worked his way up by himself, and as an entrepreneur he also helped many of his business partners achieve financial success. In 2000, Mario founded his first social foundation. His commitment was mainly focused on the needs of people with mental and physical disabilities. In this area, he worked closely with Prince Albert of Monaco. His more than 170 projects include the construction of schools after the terrible tsunami in Sri Lanka, building a shaolin temple in China, supporting important social projects in many countries, as well as on Bali.
“Every person bears social responsibility, especially those who are better off than others. Believe me, you will always find someone who will appreciate your help.”
As part of the traditional Monte Carlo Rally, a unique vehicle was presented to the international press and the key handed over to the patron of the project, Prince Albert of Monaco. It was clear at once that a "star" was born. From now on, the car, painted in the Monegasque state colours, was a real eye-catcher at every public appearance. As an Ambassador of the Special Olympics and the World Health & Sports Foundation, he has raised awareness of people with mental disabilities.
With proceeds from the auction in the amount of € 175,000, the Special Olympics European Swimming Championship in Monaco was funded in 2002 with 700 athletes from 33 countries. Read more here.
Prince Albert of Monaco
Bernie Ecclestone (F1 chief)
Frankie Fredericks (100-meter Olympic silver medalist)
Dame Shirley Bassey (singer)
Jonny Halliday (pop legend)
Jutta Kleinschmidt (winner of the Paris-Dakar Rally)
Leopold Prinz von Bayern (former German race car driver)
Brigitte Nielsen (Danish model and actress)
Sigi Grabner (snowboarding icon)
Felix Baumgartner (extreme athlete)
And many more
Model: Wiesmann-Roadster "Edition-Special Olympics Monaco"
Body: GFK fibreglass with steel grid tube frame
Engine: BMW M3
Displacement: 3.2 litre / 321 hp
Acceleration: 6 sec. 0 to 100
Speed: V/max 250 km/h
Construction time: 650 hrs of manual work
Value: increasing (to help, never too high)
Owner: Mario Hintermayer for MH-Charity