Project Vehicles


Sponsored by the Michael-Ryan Pattison Foundation and developed to be quadriplegic and paraplegic accessible, The 1947 Hudson Race Truck was designed and built by Randy Simmons, a California entrepreneur and inventor specializing in robotic engineering.

The Hudson is the first ever race vehicle designed to set land speed records while being controlled and driven by a quadriplegic who has no mobility below the collar bone.

As driver, Michael-Ryan uses a one-of-a-kind pressure sensitive mouthpiece to control the throttle and steering while co-driver, Randy handles gear selection, braking, and has the ability to assume total control of the Hudson in case of emergency.