Gurney (cowboy hat) and his pal Skip Hudson (white cap) got their feet wet drag racing with hot rods, and also set off on this low-budget trek to the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1950 with their friends Ted Bear (holding manifold) and RayTorres. Dan ran more than 130mph in the Ford Model A roadster #9c.
Photo: Roma Gurney
Dan Gurney’s motor racing career as a driver, car constructor and team owner is just about as star-spangled as his country’s flag. After Phil Hill, he was the second American to win in Formula 1, and is considered the equal of that other American superstar, Mario Andretti. He is also the first driver to have won in F1, Sports Cars, NASCAR and Indycars, and as a constructor his Eagle-Toyotas won 17 consecutive IMSA GTP races and back-to-back drivers and manufacturers…
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