Dan Gurney, at the wheel of the Camoradi Maserati Birdcage, takes over from teammate Stirling Moss during the 1960 Nürburgring 1000 Kilometers. Though an errant oil line nearly cost them the race, quick thinking by Gurney got the car back to the pits for repairs—note pool of oil behind the car on the pit lane. The duo fought their way back to the front to claim Camoradi’s first international endurance victory.
Photo: Ferret Fotographics
I drove the Birdcage Maserati for Lucky Casner’s Camoradi Team on three occasions in 1960, beginning with the 1,000 kilometers of Buenos Aires where Masten Gregory and I led until the gearbox failed. At Sebring I was teamed with Stirling Moss and we had built up a substantial lead, but then with four hours to go, the rear end broke. That was a constant problem, so the factory worked hard to find a solution prior to the 1,000-kilometer race at…
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