This is the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 car race. My cousin Dan Gurney and his team made a major contribution to the Indy 500 in the 1960s and ‘70s.
The Eagle race cars that he manufactured won the race in 1968, 1973, and 1975. As a driver, Dan came in 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd in 1968, 1969, and 1970. Dan, who just turned 80, is at the Indianapolis Speedway this weekend participating in the ceremonies.
That’s me and Dan at a race in Lime Rock, CT a while ago. Today, Jeanette and I are going to Lime Rock to watch Dan’s son Alex racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Series.
Book on Dan Gurney's Eagle Racing Cars
Gurney's All American Racers (official website)
Posts tagged "Dan Gurney" on the official blog of the Indy Speedway
Previous GJ post on ancestor Goldsworthy Gurney