Don Garlits, 86 years old and going strong.
"This is a man who has nearly burned to death twice, trapped inside a nitro fireball after high-speed engine explosions. One particularly harrowing incident, a planetary-gearbox failure at 25,000 rpm, mutilated his lower legs. Another time, a parachute failure at 200 mph sent Swamp Rat 6-B blasting through a metal fence, breaking Garlits’s spine. The dragster rolled, went airborne, and landed across a set of nearby railroad tracks. Spectators pulled him from the wreckage."
An interesting article.
Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)