Dan Gurney is arguably one of the best race car drivers in our lifetime. We all know Ford honored him in several ways but did you know he raced in the Cannonball Run, won Le Mans or built very successful race cars?
Listen carefully to the video and hear what he has to say about the much love Wood Brothers race team.
It was my humbling honor to sit down across the desk from Gurney in his office many years ago. I am not easily impressed with others but Dan Gurney was an extremely special person. I enjoyed our visit immensely and remember it like it was yesterday. I remember that he was very real, not at all standoffish. Once I got over the intimidation of actually be sitting down with Dan Gurney it was like talking with any other car guy.
I met the man, I visited his trophy room and more but what impressed me the most about the man was his employees. I visited with several and every one of them talked about Dan like he was a loving father. They all adored him.