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Remembering Dan Gurney, 1931-2018

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Like everyone else in the motorsports community we are mourning the loss of legendary driver, car builder, and innovator Dan Gurney, who died last Sunday at age 86. 

Dan's legacy is almost too rich and varied to summarize succinctly.  As a driver he scored multiple victories in Formula One, Indy Cars, and NASCAR, along with major sports-car wins at Sebring, the Nurburgring, and Le Mans.  In 1965 he partnered with Carroll Shelby to launch All American Racers, whose Eagle cars would compete successfully in F1, Indy Car racing and other series for decades.

Dan was also a longtime friend of David Bull Publishing.  In 2007 he worked closely with author John Zimmermann to produce Dan Gurney's Eagle Racing Cars. He also contributed a foreword to that book and several others. Most recently Dan was one of six drivers and team managers to autograph the Publisher's Edition of our 2016 book Trans-Am Era.

Our condolences and best wishes go out to Dan's wife Evi, and the rest of the Gurney family.


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Dan Gurney aboard his own All American Racers Formula One car before the 1966 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.  The photo is from David Bull Publishing's 2013 book McLaren From the Inside: Photographs by Tyler Alexander.