Article: Blind Man Builds And Pilots C6 Corvette To A Land-Speed Record

March 15, 2020

By Andy Bolig in LSX Magazine

It can be argued that adversity does not change a man, it only allows the world to see what’s hidden deep within him. In Dan Parker’s case, his blindness from a severe crash has afforded the world a perfect example of humble determination, a selfless spirit, and the drive to succeed which is so needed today. Having a Corvette simply gives him an avenue to show these exemplary traits to the world.

Reaching out for a record is admirable enough, but in Dan’s case, his goal crosses the threshold of what many would consider impossible. On March 31, 2012, Dan was involved in a horrific crash while testing a 1963 Corvette Pro Mod at a drag strip in Steele, Alabama. As a result of the crash, Dan was left totally blind, but that hasn’t taken away his vision of one day feeling the rush of wind and adrenaline that can only come from taking on the big white dyno known as the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Read More: Click Here to read how Dan has adapted and built his C6 in an attempt to beat the speed record of 200 mph by another blind driver. There is also a five minute video in which he explains everything he has been through and his asperations.

More News