Iconic race driver, team owner and constructor Dan Gurney died Sunday at the age of 86. Gurney passed away due to complications from pneumonia.
“With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today, January 14, 2018,” Gurney’s wife Evi and family said in a statement. “In deepest sorrow, with gratitude in our hearts for the love and joy you have given us during your time on this earth, we say ‘Godspeed.’”
Born in New York but raised in Southern California, which remained his home for the rest of his life, Gurney was renowned as one of the fastest and most versatile drivers in the sport’s history.
The two driving feats for which he is best remembered – the 24 Hours of Le Mans victory that he shared with A.J. Foyt in 1967, followed by a win (a week later) at the Belgian Grand Prix in an Eagle Formula 1 car of his own construction … More
It’s official. Bloodhound SSC will finally make a run at South Africa’s Hakskeen Pan later this year, but don’t get your hopes up on watching a world land speed record attempt just yet. This planned pass will be a shakedown run only.
The supersonic project was first announced in 2008, and was initially scheduled to make its official record run in 2011, but funding issues have seen many postponements over the past ten years. The British team, which also holds the current land speed record at 1228km/h with another car called Thrust SSC, has now secured enough sponsorship to … More
It’s time to take the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest vehicle drift – 8 hours. Please join BMW in commending World Record Driver Johan Schwartz, Refuel Driver Matt Mullins, and Refueler Matt Butts, for a triumphant performance.
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