1965 Riverside 500 Stock Car Race
New 1965 Model Ford Galaxie 500 debut at the first race of the year on the
road course in California with Dan Gurney, Ned Jarrett, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli
Jones, Fred Lorenzen, Marvin Panch, Junior Johnson, and more.
#15 The Flying Lap with Peter Windsor - "Happy Birthday Dan Gurney" + Malaysian GP Debrief
iTunes: audio http://bit.ly/hhES6J video http://bit.ly/f9cHhc More episodes
at http://theflyinglap.com 'The Flying Lap with Peter Windsor', Wednesdays
at 1800 UK, 10AM Pacific. Wednesday's episode co-incides with the 80th
birthday of that great American racing driver, Dan Gurney. Accordingly, we
will be welcoming Dan, a 4-time F1 winner, onto the show live from the
headquarters of All-American Racers in Santa Ana, California, mainly to say
"Happy Birthday" but also to talk about machinery like the 1967
Eagle-Weslake - a car generally considered by F1 enthusiasts world-wide to
be the most beautiful of all time - and Dan's amazing racing life. We'll
also be looking back at the Malaysian Grand Prix and ahead to the UBS
Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai with two other special guests - Sergio
Rinland, the ex-Williams, ex-Sauber engineer who also worked for Dan
Gurney, and Rob Wilson, the world's leading driver coach.
1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle MkI
1966 AAR Gurney Weslake Eagle MkI
SOLD $3,740,000 Including Commission
Gooding Auction, Pebble Beach, CA. 2013
Raced in period by Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant and Bruce McLaren; Driven by
Gurney to win at the 1967 Brands Hatch Race of Champions, the first win for
an Eagle and the first American car to win a Formula One race in decades;
One of four Eagle Mk 1s built; Gurney-Weslake three-liter V-12 engine;
restored under the ownership of collector Miles Collier; successfully
campaigned in leading historic events and seven world championship races;
offered with FIA paperwork and original AAR Blueprints.
The Eagle Mk I Dan Gurney's distinguished Formula 1 career began in 1959.
Driving for Scuderia Ferrari, he achieved two podium finishes in his first
four races -- an auspicious start for the young Southern California driver.
Following a miserable 1960 season, driving a BRM P48 for Owen Racing
Organization, Gurney joined Porsche's Grand Prix effort. At the 1962 French
Grand Prix at Rouen, Gurney drove the newly developed 804 to his first
World Championship victory and captured the first Formula 1 win for
Porsche. When Porsche withdrew from Grand Prix racing at the end of the
1962 season, Gurney was the first driver hired by Jack Brabham to join the
Brabham Racing Organization. Between 1963 and 1965, Gurney captured two
wins and 10 podium finishes for Brabham including the manufacturer's first
World Championship win. As Gurney rose to prominence in Formula 1 and
sports car racing, he developed a close relationship with Carroll Shelby.
As early as 1962, the two discussed plans to build an American Formula 1
car -- one that could successfully compete on the international stage. Ever
since Gurney began racing Grand Prix cars, it had been his goal to win the
Formula 1 World Championship driving a car of his own design. In 1965,
Shelby convinced Goodyear, which was intent on challenging Firestone's
domination of American racing, to sponsor a new USAC team led by Dan
Gurney. Later that year, Gurney established his team -- All American Racers
-- based out of a one-story industrial building in Santa Ana, California.
Though AAR's initial focus was building an Indy 500 winner, Gurney and
Shelby convinced Goodyear to sponsor the construction of a Formula 1 car.
Considering that Formula 1 was dominated by the likes of Ferrari, Brabham,
and Lotus -- and the fact that no US car and driver combination had won a
major European Grand Prix since Jimmy Murphy's Duesenberg took the French
Grand Prix in 1921 -- the AAR Formula 1 project was certainly ambitious. In
1965, Gurney set to work developing his first single-seat racing cars,
which he dubbed the Eagles. Developed in parallel, the Eagle Mk I was
designed to compete in Formula 1 and the Eagle Mk II was intended to
compete in the USAC circuit. To design their dual-purpose Indy-Grand Prix
car, AAR enlisted the services of British designer Len Terry, who had
worked on the Indy 500-winning Lotus 38. In a short period, Terry created a
state-of-the-art full-length riveted aluminum monocoque chassis. Fitted
with a gorgeous beak nose -- inspired by the Eagle name -- and finished in
a patriotic blue and white livery, the Eagle Mk I was an inspired design.
For AAR to have any chance against the established Formula 1 teams, they
would need a special engine. During summer 1965, Dan Gurney turned to
Aubrey Woods, a talented engine designer with whom he had worked during his
1960 season driving a BRM. Woods informed Gurney of a special three-liter
V-12 that he had been developing with the Weslake Company in Rye, Sussex,
England. Gurney signed on immediately and, in less than a year, Harry
Weslake and Aubrey Woods progressed from the drawing board to the race
circuit. The Gurney-Weslake V-12, with its efficient four-valve head,
developed a genuine 410 bhp at 10,200 rpm and weighed just 365 lbs. Even
more impressive, the engine was extremely compact, fitting into the same
space provided for the Indy Ford V-8, and it was remarkably flexible, with
a full-throttle power curve that began as low as 6,000 rpm. In June 1966,
the first AAR Eagle Mk I, AAR-101, was unveiled at the Belgian Grand Prix
at Spa. It was a tremendous achievement for Dan Gurney and a shining moment
in the history of American motor racing. This Car The Eagle Mk I presented
here, AAR-102, was the second chassis built by AAR and the first example to
race with the Aubrey Woods-developed Gurney-Weslake V-12. In September
1966, AAR-102 made its competition debut in the Italian Grand Prix at
Monza, the seventh round of the World Championship.
Robert Myrick Photography
Ford Takes On Ferrari and Wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Henry Ford II wanted to beat Ferrari in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le
Mans, so he made it a priority to show the world what his American company
could achieve on a global stage. Ford not only won the 24 Hours of Le Man
in 1966, but '67, '68 and '69 as well. This video looks back at that era
with Edsel B. Ford II, Dan Gurney and Mose Nowland.
1969 Boss 302 Trans Am Dan Gurney Race Prototype
Beautifully restored 1969 Shelby Trans Am Mustang Boss 302 that belonged to Dan
Gurney. There were only three cars built for the 1969 season and this car
chassis 9F02R-112073 was the prototype, test car, and Ford media car.
The car was driven by Dan Gurney at Kent and he then practiced with it at
Sears Point. Peter Revson drove it at Laguna Seca finishing 4th overall for
the car's best result of the 1969 season.
The car was then used as a test car at Bud Moore's shop, raced by John
Gimbel of Dark Horse Racing, went back to Bud Moore, and was then sold to
Daher Racing from Guadalajara Mexico. Believe it or not, the car found its
way back to Bud Moore who then sold it to Danny Moore. Danny Moore used
this vehicle to win the SCCA National Championship. It was in 2003 that the
1969 Shelby Trans Am Mustang Boss 302 was restored by Phil
The Shelby Racing Team Boss 302 was restored to "a very high concours
standard with as many of the original parts retained as possible". Tony
Oddo of T.O.E Performance Products rebuilt the 8 cylinder engine to produce
527hp with 420 ft lbs of torque.
Last known asking price was $1,100,000.
1966 Can Am Stardust part 1
Highlights from the last race of the first season of Can-Am, 1966. Drivers
include: Mark Donohue, Chris Amon, John Surtees, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney,
Parnelli Jones, Jackie Stewart, Bruce McLaren and Jim Hall. Love those big
Nurburgring '1967 [TEAM LOTUS]
Winner: Denny Hulme (Brabham-Repco)
Pole position: Jim Clark (Lotus-Ford) - 8:04.1
Fastest Lap: Dan Gurney (Eagle-Weslake) - 8:15.1
Nine Days In Summer - Ford Archive Gems DVD 1967
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.
Dan Gurney: All American Racer - Birth of AAR (episode 1)
Welcome to the first episode of Dan Gurney: All American Racer, Birth of
AAR presented by Bell Helmets. Gurney was one of the greatest drivers,
innovators, thinkers, that America has produced. He remains the only
American team owner to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix in his own car, and
RACER's Robin Miller took the opportunity to accompany Gurney down the
hallway of the All American Racing workshop in Santa Ana, California, and
ask him for the stories behind some of the many hundreds of photos on the
walls. The result is a six-episode series giving some insight into the
genial gentleman -- and gentle man -- who turned All American Racing into a
winner on both sides of the Atlantic. In this first episode, Dan tells
Robin about the first Eagle designs.
This video is presented by Bell Helmets. The famously simple logo that
became simply famous did so almost subconsciously. Just as, when you
purchase a car, the number of similar examples you see on the road
seemingly multiplies, once you start looking for Bell logos, you spot them
everywhere, be they in frayed and sepia-tinted monochrome, in early
glorious and classic Technicolor or embedded in the wild colorschemes on
helmets of today.
But Bell's link up with Gurney is closer than that. The man who famously
used to wrap a hotel handtowel around the lower part of his face to protect
him from the elements and debris was perhaps the natural choice to embrace
the concept of a full-face helmet. Bell produced its first full-face
motorcycle helmet in 1966, and Dan leapt at the chance to use one, debuting
an all-black example in the 1968 Indy 500. Three years later, everyone who
started the "500" was wearing Bell.
Enjoy this first episode of Dan Gurney: All American Racer, produced by
Adam Friedman's Vertical Assent for RACER. Five more will follow on
consecutive Tuesdays through May and early June.