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AJ Foyt, Dan Gurney and Ford at Le Mans

Who is Dan Gurney?

AJ Foyt and Dan Gurney talk about winning Le Mans!

Do you know why Dan Gurney was selected to be honored by Ford/Mercury with some very special production cars with his name on them? Do you know Dan’s history of automobile racing? He is arguably of the greatest all-around racers of all time. But, one of his greatest achievements was as a car builder and owner. He could do it all, design, build, and race!

This video puts AJ Foyt and Dan together to talk about history. Dan is a humble guy.

Here is another that explains his various talents.

Richard

Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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