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 Post subject: Dan Gurney : 1931-2018
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:43 pm 
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Highly talented and influential American racing car driver, constructor and team owner Dan Gurney has passed away in California from complications of pneumonia.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/42688070

Successful as a driver and owner in F1, Nascar, at Indy and in sports, endurance and Trans-Am cars, Gurney also drove and was behind the development of one of the most attractive F1 cars of the pre-wing era, the Gurney-Westlake V12 powered Eagle Mk 1.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:09 pm 
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"With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon, January 14, 2018."
What a lovely comment.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 pm 
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Proper gentleman, an awesome driver and incredible engineer.
A sad and premature loss to motorsport.
It was a pleasure to know him and work with him.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:02 pm 
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I still have model of one of his cars from when I was a kid!!


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