Rodrigo Terpins is one of the most popular rally car drivers in Brazil. The professional driver was born and raised in Sao Paulo back in 1973 and since then he has spent his life dedicated to the field of professional competition. Of course, Terpins comes from a line of dominant athletes in his family as his older brother and father both have reached professional heights in their career paths of racing and basketball respectively. With that being said, Rodrigo Terpins has always dreamed of more out of life than just being a professional driver and that is what he has spent the past several years dedicating himself to accomplish. Let’s take a moment to learn about the life and work of Rodrigo Terpins so that we can see how he became one of Brazil’s most inspired entrepreneurs.
If you were to talk to Rodrigo Terpins for any amount of time, you’d inevitably come to the conclusion that he is ad reamer at heart. In fact, Terpins often refers to the famous Walt Disney quote, ‘If you can dream it, you can do it’, in order to describe his aspirations out of life. Knowing that he admires that quote so much will help people to understand how Terpins could turn away from the highest levels of racing, at least temporarily, in order to pursue his dreams in other fields.
According to Terra, back in 2014, Rodrigo was at the top of the rally driving scene when he and Fabricio Bianchini notched a 3rd place finish in the Prototypes T1 event at the Sertoes Rally. Rodrigo’s impressive finish came after another absence from the sport but he claimed that the desire to feel the thrill of racing ended up pulling him back in. With that frame of mind, we can completely understand why Terpins is so drawn to being an entrepreneur. While founding a business isn’t the same as racing a car, we bet that the thrill of success feels the same across the two platforms. Now, Terpins is focused on expanding his business enterprises which include farms, sustainable wood production with his company Floresvale, and even technology.