Just for One Grand (Prix) Moment... [PIC]
Winning the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix, Dan Gurney and his Eagle Gurney-Weslake Mkl Formula one car became the first American Driver to win in his own American car. It was the only stunning success for him and his Eagle F1. His car was doing spectacularly in the following German Grand Prix until an axle snapped and he was a DNF. His F1 team was out of money so the dream ended there. His Indy Eagles however, lived on to dominate the '70s.
Impressive model well photographed. Dan Gurney was my favourite American driver. Nice guy too. Thanks for posting this one Rich.
@david-green Thanks again, David, for the feedback. It's hard to know what people are interested in. There's nothing worse than putting up a set of pics and getting no response at all.
Years ago, while an official with SCCA, I met Dan Gurney at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I asked him if Mr. Ferrari was really a " bastard", and he said..without a doubt !!
Beautiful model that I've never really looked at. That engine detail & bundle of snakes is fantastic.
Nice model and photos Rich. Who made the 1/12 model? I've been trying to add a Dan Gurney driven model to my collection for a while now. The 1/18 scale versions offered by Carousel and Exoto usually go for sky high prices now. I don't know if Shelby Collectibles did a Gurney driven Daytona coupe or a Ford GT, guess I could look to see if they did, but I'd prefer a Carousel or Exoto.
@old-caddys The model is by Automodello and comes with its own display case.