Dream Come True to Become Driver

Bart’s dream come true

Bart Hickey blind mechanic, had his dream come true to be a blind driver. He dreamed One day he would drive his 1969 Dodge Dart on Salt Flats. Who could have imagined that this man’s passion would have such a global reach? With the help of his son and others, he made it happen. As a result, the story of Bart Hickey’s dreams became contagious. As a result, his dreams became his son, Brendan’s dreams too.

Blind Mechanic at work

When you first meet Bart Hickey blind mechanic in his Automotive Shop and see him multitasking, it is difficult to believe. Yes, a blind mechanic his whole life. As a young boy, he developed a passion for cars. First, with the encouragement of his father and mother. Secondly, with his love of popular mechanics written in braille. After, this love led to the purchase of an Automotive Shop…Barts’ Automotive and Towing or (B.A.T), which you would also think was a dream come true.

His favorite car was a 1969 Dodge Dart which the everyday hero never lost hope in owning. above all, Bart can’t describe what it is about his bonding with metal or that he never lost the dream of driving in a car himself one day.

bart hickey blind mechanic
Now that you’ve gotten to know Bart a bit better… CLICK HERE to Meet his Mother and Son!

As A blind mechanic…

But with the help of his son Brendan Hickey, that dream came true.  Mercedes-Benz, the German luxury carmaker fulfilled the wish of a son, who wanted his blind father to drive a high-performance car. What was so unusual about this generous act by Mercedes is the fact that, Bart Hickey, father of Brendan Hickey is a blind man and has been working as a mechanic for all of his life. Despite working around cars 24×7, he was never able to drive a car because of his blindness. What an everyday hero.

Dream Come True FAQs

Can blind people drive?

In the US, 15,000 visually impaired people are reportedly allowed to drive a car using a dual-lens system – a telescope attached to spectacles – known as bioptic driving. … Posner believes his car could affordably reach the showrooms in 10 or 15 years, but that a fully blind person still wouldn’t be able to drive it

What can blind people see?

Went Totally Blind: People who have lost their sight have different experiences. Some describe seeing complete darkness, like being in a cave. Some people see sparks or experience vivid visual hallucinations that may take the form of recognizable shapes, random shapes, and colors, or flashes of light

Who was the first blind person to drive over 100 mph?

Bart Hickey was able to drive a Mercedes Benz race car up to 130 mph at the Bonneville salt flats in 2011.

Why did Bart drive the Mercedes Benz race car?

Bart Hickey is a blind mechanic who had a life long dream to be able to drive a car. His family and Mercedes Benz made that dream come true.

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Special Thanks…

We would like to thank all of our writers; Meme Cardinal, C. A. Ponch, Sage Coltrane, Y B Starling & Nolan Hawk

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