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Blind Driver Hits 200 mph, Aims for 500 mph

© — A blind South African man has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records by driving a car … at 200 miles per hour. South Africa’s News24 reports that Durbanville native, Hein Wagner, piloted a high performance Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series to the amazing speed on a closed runway at Upington International Airport, maintaining it for over half a mile before letting off of the gas…. READ ARTICLE

Blind man hits 322.5km/h

By Amorine Strydom ©, Johannesburg, South Africa — A South African man set a new world land speed record for the blind in Upington on Tuesday, when he reached a speed of 322.5km/h in a Mercedes-Benz SL 65 Black series. Hein Wagner, who was born blind, is a motivational speaker from Durbanville. In 2005 Wagner became the first South African to set a world land speed record. He reached 269km/h in a Maserati. According to him, reaching a speed of 200 miles per hour (321.9km/h) is a milestone for any driver, regardless of whether they’re sighted or blind…. READ ARTICLE