Silver arrows at Goodwood Revival 2012 - Mercedes-Benz original
The revival of an era at the Goodwood Revival Meeting: In 2012 10 original Silver Arrows from Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union took to the race track - driven by renowned racing drivers. Among them the motorsport legend: Sir Jackie Stewart.
Dan Gurney Warms-Up the Formula One Eagle
At the first Palm Springs Vintage Race in 1985, Dan Gurney warms up the F1 Eagle.
Dan Gurney and the Eagle at Spa
Dan Gurney drives his Eagle Formula 1 car to win the Belgian Grand Prix.
Dan Gurney Breaks Records and Wins at 1967 Belgian Grand Prix
Jim Clark led off the grid from pole position and maintained that position for the first 11 laps and was 20 seconds ahead of Jackie Stewart and Dan Gurney when he had to come into the pits for a plug change, which cost him two minutes. Stewart built up a comfortable lead, helped even further when Gurney had to come into the pits with fuel pressure problems, losing another 20 seconds. However, it was now Stewart's time for mechanical problems as his gearshift was faltering. Gurney set a new lap record to catch and pass him 8 laps from the end and gain a maiden victory for the beautiful magnesium and titanium Eagle car. The light weight and advanced aerodynamics of the car made it very fast, and Gurney shattered Tony Brooks' record Grand Prix average of 143 mph (set some 8 years earlier) on his way to victory. The Eagle was timed at 196 mph on the start/finish straight, an extraordinary speed for a car with an engine producing (at that time) something less than 400 h.p. Mike Parkes had a horrendous crash on the first lap at the exit of Blanchimont after losing control (on oil spilled from Stewart's BRM) and broke both legs. He never raced in Formula One again.