• May 14th 2009 at 1:58PM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of Roger Keeney's dream Mustang drive

It was Roger Keeney's dream to drive a new Ford Mustang. It sounds pretty simple - go down to your local Ford dealer, tell them you're interested in a new 2010 GT, and they hand over the keys, right? Well, there's one problem. Keeney has been blind since 1990 and hasn't been behind the wheel of a car in nearly two decades.

Despite his disability, the Athens, GA native thought it was worth a try to enter Ford's '10 Unleashed contest, a promotion for pony car fans to tell Ford how they would unleash their Mustang side. Despite his doubtful expectations, Keeney received a call from Ford a few weeks later and was on his way to their proving grounds in Phoenix, AZ to fulfill his dream of driving a new Mustang.

With some assistance from racing driver Tommy Kendall, Keeney was able to perform acceleration and braking tests, as well as a trip around the skidpad that naturally turned into a gleeful shredding of the tires. Think you've got a dream Ford can fulfill? Head over to the '10 Unleashed web site and tell them in 250 words or less how you would unleash your Mustang side.



[Source: Ford]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      That's cool, but are we witnessing the beginning of a fad here? I think i recall reading on here a few months back about a blind man taking a lambo out for a spin too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That was a Ferrari. And it was only a movie
        • 6 Years Ago
        A fad? If God forbid I end up like those guys, getting a chance to drive something cool would probably be the only thing keeping me from snuffing it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Screw all of you losers with your snide and foolish remarks. I personally think it was pretty cool of Ford to help make a man's dreams come true if only for one day. I ask all of you, what have you done lately to help anyone else to make their dreams come true? Other than belittle and insult individuals and companies that do!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know why they didn't take him out to the salt flats, drop him in the middle of it, and just tell him to go wild.

      If I had been blind for a long time, being able to just drive a car as fast and (practically) as far as I wanted to, all without ever having to worry about hitting anything, would be like a dream.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What a great idea! I imagine the feeling of being so free without the constraints blindness puts on you for even a little while would just be amazing.

        That V8 singing, the wind in your hair, not a care in the world. Nice!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Outstanding. Kudos to Ford.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That was a cool story, Any video of the guy shredding it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      lucky, i wish i could look passed the terrible design and focus only on the power
        • 6 Years Ago
        Witless attempts at witty replies wont get you out of having no clue how to spell.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL, exactly what I was thinking....

        Ford, designs only a blind man could love.
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not vacationing to Scripps National Spelling Bee I hope! ;)

        And before you says "Scripps" has an apostrophe in it, it doesn't! Um, I looked it up! ROFL
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Luigiian: gotta say: cube; i'm a graphic design student so that answer is mandatory for graduation.
        @ ed: they do sometimes

        • 6 Years Ago
        Thanks Mrs. Malone, I was also wondering if I could take my final exam on Thursday instead of Friday because my family wants to take a vacation early this year.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Abbas:

        s your art teacher, I'd like to know what vehicles you think have a better design. The RAV4? Nissan Cube?
        • 6 Years Ago
        past
      • 6 Years Ago
      Way cool, getting the opportunity to shred a set of tires with Tommy Kendall.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The ONE bright comment on this post; Thank You!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey, I think I saw him driving around Boston the other day. Oh, wait, that was just every other driver on the road here. My mistake. I saw "blind guy," and thought ....

      Seriously, though, how cool is that? Good for him.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If i were blind my dream would also be to drive a Mustang..... right off a cliff.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Really? How lame. I feel sorry for you.

      • 6 Years Ago
      That's awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If he's been blind for 20 years, why hasn't he driven in 30? Just wondering. . .
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ok I swear that said three decades before.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Where did you get that info? It doesn't say anything about 30 years. Blind since '90, hasn't driven in "nearly 2 decades." That's 20 years. It all adds up.
      Civic LX
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm from Athens GA!! i live there now... cool
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