As we remember Dan Gurney, here is the fourth episode of a six-part 2014 video series, 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 fourth episode, Gurney tells Robin about his final season as a driver, when he took over Bruce McLaren’s M8D Can-Am car following the team founder’s death. Gurney won – but only after a battle with Jackie Oliver’s more powerful Autocoast Ti22, and a very near miss…
Dan Gurney: All American Racer, was produced by Adam Friedman’s Vertical Assent for RACER.