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rexcramer 01-17-2018 06:18 PM

Dan Gurney
 
Dan Gurney: Pioneering F1 driver dies aged 86 - BBC Sport

boxsterboxster 01-18-2018 07:21 PM

Thanks for the link, a sad day mixed with many great memories.

PaulE 01-18-2018 07:32 PM

Porsche’s only F1 win
The Gurney Bubble
All American Racers
The Gurney Flap

Thanks for sharing

Topless 01-18-2018 08:15 PM

He was a home town hero raised in Riverside CA. My dad went to school with him and they used to run around in rat rods together for a while. Gurney was always faster :)

RIP as you go airborne one more time Dan.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHU1fKjVwAABgfo.jpg

coreseller 01-19-2018 08:30 PM

Very sad to hear, a true pioneer in motorsports.

rexcramer 01-20-2018 10:17 AM

Topless, your autographed picture is a real treasure.

kirkandorules 01-20-2018 03:17 PM

A Cannonball winner too! He could drive anything.

boxsterboxster 01-20-2018 08:41 PM

Hey Topless,
Your dad wasn't Skip Hudson by any chance?
I grew up in Berdoo, not far from Riverside.

Topless 01-21-2018 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxsterboxster (Post 560692)
Hey Topless,
Your dad wasn't Skip Hudson by any chance?
I grew up in Berdoo, not far from Riverside.

Nope, Bobby Hockett. He ran around with Bert Leithold and a few other well known hot rodders from the area in the late 40s early 50s. Once I came along he sold the model "A" rat rod and settled into an engineering job.

This is a story about Bert's car with pics that likely included my dads and Dan Gurney's. At some point in the mid 50s Dan made the switch to sports cars and was seen in the 356 Speedster in that pic below. The rest is history and he became one of the winningest drivers in the US.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/his-story-of-stan-back-the-roadster.1012117/

Topless 01-21-2018 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxsterboxster (Post 560692)
Hey Topless,
Your dad wasn't Skip Hudson by any chance?
I grew up in Berdoo, not far from Riverside.

Delete duplicate post

Topless 01-21-2018 07:35 AM

Delete duplicate, website hanging.

boxsterboxster 01-21-2018 07:36 PM

Dan and Skip had matching speedsters and raced each other on local desert roads.

morgal48 01-22-2018 08:34 AM

A copy of him in the 804 is pinned to the wall in my office. Those tires! My favorite era of motor racing. No big wings, but a couple of big other things squeezed into the cockpit!


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