Rip Dan Gurney
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 07:59 AM
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 08:09 AM
I've got a framed poster of the Gurney Eagle hanging in my man cave (OK, the garage) that is signed by Dan.
With all due respect to Phil Hill and Mario Andretti (yes, I know Mario was born in Italy, but he's an American now), IMHO Dan was the greatest American driver ever. He won in every class of racing and was the only American to win an F1 race in his own car. He never won the Indy 500, but his cars did.
And he was a presidential candidate too.
May he rest in peace.
Edited by Lee200, Jan 15 2018 - 04:43 PM.
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 08:43 AM
Thanks for sharing that story Bruce!
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 09:01 AM
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 09:30 AM
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 09:56 AM
Dan Gurney Wikipedia English:
Dan Gurney Wikipedia German:
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 12:12 PM
It has been a bad few years with Brabham, Ligier, Amon, and now Gurney all passing away. It's saddening to think that it will only get worse as the legends from this era continue to get older.
Edited by MMutch, Jan 15 2018 - 12:14 PM.
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 12:13 PM
that moment of awareness will resonate in a place of my memories for always ~
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 01:24 PM
You were an all time great.
Another that has left this world, but he will live forever as a cheerful and tough competitor in our GPL starting grids.
Thanks for the story , you are a lucky man, Bruce
And to have been at the 1967 Indy 500 !!!
Posted Jan 15 2018 - 01:38 PM
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