Petersen Museum honours Dan Gurney


The renowned Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will honour the great Dan Gurney in an impressive exhibition marking the 50th anniversary since the F1 legend's banner 1967 year.

As one of the greatest all-rounders in motorsport, Gurney competed on multiple fronts during his distinguished career and, more remarkably, was successful in all.

In 1967, Gurney kicked off his season in March with victory in the non-championship Race of Champions F1 race at Brands Hatch.

But in June later that year, the lanky American succeeded the incredible feat of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Belgian Grand Prix in the same week!

On June 11, Gurney and AJ Foyt, driving the mighty Ford Mark IV brought the US manufacturer its second triumph in the grueling endurance event.

And on June 18, Gurney triumphed in the Belgian GP at Spa, becoming the first and only American to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix in a car built and raced by his own team.

Details of the exhibit, called  "The Eagles Have Landed: Dan Gurney’s All American Racers",  have yet to be released but it will feature over ten AAR cars.

Several other machines associated with Gurney's career will also be on display, as well as treasured pieces of memorabilia, such as the bottle of Moet champagne which Dan uncorked and sprayed from the podium at Le Mans in ’67, initiating a tradition which still stands to this day.

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