| Temple University|
Motorcycle drag racer
| February 6, 1964 (age 51) (1964-02-06) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
Double amputee and International Drag Bike Association world champion, 14 world records
Reggie Showers Wikipedia
Reggie Showers, born (1964-02-06) February 6, 1964 , was a two-time motorcycle drag racing world champion in the IDBA, and a motivational speaker.
In 1978, at the age of 14, Showers lost both of his legs below the knee in an electrical accident. He later said of his disability, "It really didn't faze me; it was kind of surreal. I just said, 'Come on, let's get it over with.' This was another challenge."
Showers had a successful career drag racing motorcycles in the National Hot Rod Association series. He used specially-made race-day prosthetics that made him shorter than his usual stature (an advantage in a sport involving wind resistance). Showers has retired from drag racing. He is now a motivational speaker working with mentorship programs; he is also an enthusiastic participant in adaptive snowboarding.
On Saturday, 21 June 2008, Showers proposed to his girlfriend Vikki on-camera during the ESPN2 coverage of the NHRA Super Nationals in Englishtown, NJ. It aired on Sunday, 29 June 2008 during the NHRA Summit Nationals in Norwalk, OH.