Perry King's Gurney Alligator - 2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering
Ten years ago F1 racing legend, Dan Gurney, donated the first Gurney Alligator for permanent display at the Peterson Automotive Museum. Perry King was in attendance at the event and one of Gurney's first paying customers. Troy Siahaan talks with King about the different model Alligators on display at the Quail event. http://www.motorcycle.com/events/2012-quail-motorcycle-gathering-video-9129 6.html Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Motorcycle YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/Motorcycle Facebook - http://facebook.com/MotorcycleCom Twitter - http://twitter.com/MotorcycleCom Web - http://www.Motorcycle.com Established in 1994, Motorcycle.com is the premiere online resource for motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts. With hundreds of high quality, detailed video reviews on bikes from Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki and just about everybody else, it's the best place to go to learn about the latest and greatest two-wheeled creations. There's simply no better resource if you're planning on buying or if you just want to check out some awesome machines.
Cannonball Run Revisited: Dan Gurney
Legendary racing driver Dan Gurney recalls getting stopped for a speeding ticket after trying to outrun the police in the 1971 Cannonball Run, and later finding out just how fast a Ferrari 365 Daytona will go. Recorded Saturday March 12, 2011 at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Sorry for the poor video quality. I was late arriving at this seminar, had forgotten my tripod, and it was difficult to hold the camera steady at maximum zoom while wheezing from the run into the hotel.
2002 AAR Alligator Motorcycle
2002 AAR Alligator Motorcycle Sold for $17,600 Including Commission RM Auction, Monterey, CA. 2014 Chassis no. 1D9SB170X2S440004 70 bhp, 710 cc air-cooled four-stroke engine with EFI fuel injection, five-speed manual transmission, front suspension with 43-mm inverted cartridge fork and rear suspension with dual shock absorbers, and Brembo Goldline brakes. Wheelbase: 60 in •Formerly of the Bob Pond Collection •Designed and inspired by Dan Gurney •The fourth example of thirty-six produced The AAR Alligator was conceived by famed racing driver Dan Gurney and was introduced to great acclaim at an official unveiling at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on April 24, 2002, where the motorcycle was literally “hatched” from within a Styrofoam egg. What makes the Alligator unique is its riding position, which seats the driver much lower in the bike, providing a lower center of gravity and creating a feeling akin to sitting in a racing car. This incredibly well-designed and well-engineered bike boasts a custom-made chromoly tubular chassis, carbon fiber bodywork, and 710-cubic centimeter Honda engine and weighed in at only 320 pounds. Its performance was quite respectable, with a top speed of 140 mph and a 0–60 mph time of 3.1 seconds. Approximately 36 Alligators were produced, which celebrates the number that Gurney’s Eagle-Westlake Formula One car wore when he won the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix. According to a plaque on its nose, the bike offered here, chassis number 004, was delivered to Bob Pond on January 28, 2003. It was then placed on display alongside some of his other vehicles and aircraft in the Palm Springs Air Museum. The bike was well preserved while in Mr. Pond’s care, as its blue and white paint still has excellent shine and the tires show little wear. It is accompanied by its original invoice from Dan Gurney’s All American Racers, letters between Mr. Pond and Gurney regarding the motorcycle, and various magazines and promotional materials. The Alligator was well received by motorcycling publications when new, and it proved to live up to its expectations as a fresh take on the motorcycle. Motor Trend magazine raved about the motorcycle, saying, “Get the Alligator to a twisty road, and the ergonomic philosophy becomes brilliant.” There is no doubt that this AAR Alligator will provide even the most seasoned motorcyclist with a wholly unique riding experience. Robert Myrick Photography
Great Gator Promo
Preview of Documentary of the Great Gator Crossing. Follow Shawn and Shinji as they ride their Dan Gurney Alligators across the United States for the Foundation for Women's Cancer.