Sometimes you do something just because someone tells you not to.
That was the case for Nathalie McGloin, the only paralyzed female racing driver in the UK.
McGloin suffered a spinal cord injury in a car crash when she was a teenager, which has rendered her paralyzed from the chest down.
Following her incident, McGloin one day found herself car shopping at a Porsche dealership when she spotted a 911. After being advised that she should not purchase a 911 or even think about going sports car racing, McGloin decided to do both.
She now competes in a modified Porsche Cayman S in Britain’s Porsche Club Championship, in which she uses hand controls in order to compete on track against other drivers. Additionally, McGloin has set up a non-profit organization called Spinal Track, which aims to teach others in how to compete on the racetrack with hand controls.
By Samuel Reiman