Brave Hein Wagner (left) and his navigator for the Mercedes-benz SL 65 Black Series, Ray Wakefield.
Everyday,we are always post about cars and automotive news in this Daily Latest Info section.But today, while I was minding my own business, I came across a tittle reading: “New world land speed record for the blind set by…” and the other tittle reading: “The fastest Blind Man on Earth….”. It make me think something that a blind man also can set a new world record!!. How about us?. As a normal person we should full use of our five senses.
Mercedes-Benz SL 65
In this world, it is not a new thing when we heard that a blind man also can drive.But what we didn’t know existed is a land speed record for the blind….Well, apparently it did: 308 km/h and was set by a Belgian. Anyway, the new land speed record for the blind is 322.5 km/h and was set by South African Hein Wagner.It is not his first attempt for Wagner who is a motivational speaker from Durbanville.Some news said that he became the fastest South African on the planet in 2005.
Hein Wagner (front) and Reinhart Schwendinger from Viglietti Motors with the Maserati used to break the world record in 2005.
For this year’s attempt, Wagner needed a Mercedes-Benz SL 65 Black series, complete with a navigator named Ray Wakefield and the permission to use the Upington International Airport runway for his insane race. Which he got…
Once all that was taken care of, Wagner proceeded with his endeavor. Although “you’re stupid if you aren’t scared” (his words), the new land speed record holder managed to reach the aforementioned speed and maintain it for a full 1,000 m.
And for sure his amazing achievement will get its very own Guinness World Records entry
For Wagner, this is not the last thing that he wanted to do.The brave motivational speaker will try something even more… challenging. He will fly a full-sized Boeing, not a simulator, with full capacity of live passengers, from London to Johannesbug..