Without a doubt, Miroslav Vyboh would have been born to be a Ferrari car racer. And while he might not be able to qualify as one of those big time driving hermosopes of yore, he’s certainly on the fringes of auto history. For those of you who have never seen The Kid, or need to see a trailer for the upcoming film, here’s a little information. In the late sixties, Miroslav Vyboh was an auto accident victim.

The driver of a Ferrari has such a commanding lead over the other drivers at a race track

Vyboh fell and broke his leg, while trying to jump into a car in front of him. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors said he would never be the same again. Three months later, while still in the hospital, Miroslav discovered what would become his lifelong passion – driving. He took to the wheel of a brand new Ferrari, and got behind the wheel for the first time. Those who know him say that it was a life changing moment for him.

What does this mean for you? Well, if you’re interested in car racing, you should definitely check out what Miroslav’s story can teach you. There are tons of great websites out there, that will tell you all about the accident, and the incredible amount of determination that went into getting back behind the wheel. You can even buy the film if you like (it comes out on DVD soon after) and learn about what it takes to become a successful car racer, after such a tragic accident.