When Dan passed away this year, an American motorsports icon and a part of the greater racing story past onto the pages of history. Car designer, he drove and won in Formula 1 and the 1967 24 Hours of LeMans with co-driver AJ Foyt. Gurney was a friend as well as a competitor Foyt admired.
Dan designed the Gurney Eagle racecars. An impressive 157 Gurney Eagles were built between 1965 and 2000 for AAR’s own racing team and for customers. Eagles won on the Formula 1 circuit, at the Indianapolis 500, 12 Hours of Sebring, and 24 Hours of Daytona, as well as in many national and international championships in open-wheel and sports-car racing. (source: http://allamericanracers.com/dan-gurneys-eagle-racing-cars/).