Blind driving (performance)

From Kook Science

Illustration of blind driving from a newspaper advertisement for a two-night performance by Alexander J. McIvor-Tyndall at the New Los Angeles Theater on 19 & 20 Nov. 1895.

Blind driving (blindfolded driving) is a stunt performance wherein a driver is to be blindfolded or otherwise prevented from seeing the roadway, and then proceeds to pilot a conveyance, typically a carriage or an automobile, down said roadway to a pre-determined destination, without colliding with bystanders, buildings, and other vehicles or otherwise drifting off the road if the act goes well. The usual claim of the stunt is that the performer can "see" despite the blindfold by psychically accessing the vision of a fellow passenger.


19th Century