Tag: Sam Schmidt

Sam Schmidt’s Z06 Story Runs Deeper than Corvettes

Sam Schmidt talks to Jay Leno about his Corvette Z06

Quadriplegic former racer’s interview with Jay Leno drives home a point that goes well beyond cars.

  Comments | By - July 19, 2017

Quadriplegic Racer Hoons His 2016 Corvette Z06 With Jay Leno

Sam Schmidt's semi-autonomous Corvette Z06

Ex-racer Sam Schmidt chauffeurs Jay Leno around the track in the world’s first semi-autonomous Corvette.

  Comments | By - July 12, 2017

Paralyzed Corvette Racer Gets Driver’s License for C7 Z06 With Head Controls

IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt has driven his head, breathing, and voice-controlled Corvette in closed situations, but thanks to working with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, he’s now set to get a driver’s license to drive it on public roads.

  Comments | By - September 30, 2016

Quadriplegic Cracks 150 MPH in Autonomous C7 Corvette Z06

Quadriplegic Sam Schmidt recently hit a speed of 152 mph in a modified version of a Z06, which he drives using his head and mouth.

  Comments | By - June 7, 2016

Quadriplegic Former IndyCar Racer Uses Head and Mouth to Drive C7 Corvette

It’s hard to imagine a more uplifting Corvette story than that of former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt’s recent Long Beach track run in a C7.

  Comments | By - April 22, 2015