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Dan Gurney racers
Lens: Various Camera: 6D Photo Location: Lyon air museum ISO: 400 
Posted By: SpecialK, 07-28-2018, 03:38 PM

Lyon air museum at John Wayne airport is hosting a group of race cars.

Gurney's 1968 Eagle. Eagles finished 1,2 and 4 at Indy that year.




1970 Porsche 914-6 GTU did not have great race results, although in 1976 it had one Top 10 overall and a few Top 5 finishes in its class.




1972 Gurney Mystery Eagle was the first to break the 200 MPH average lap speed while qualifying for the Ontario 500.




A Bugatti and Alfa Romeo.


Porsches and the B-17 Flying Fortress, "Fuddy Duddy".


1957 Porsche 357A Speedster cost $3,200 when new. This one was converted for racing by Hubert Kinzler in the mid-60's and had very good success.






1927 Bugatti Type 35B could go 130MPH. It was owned by Le Mans winner Duncan Hamilton 1947-52, and it occasionally gets out for historic races.


1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2. It raced all the endurance races including Monza, Le Mans, Sebring, Nurburgring and finished 10th overall and 2nd in class in the 1966 Targa Florio. Only 11 were built in this configuration.


1963 Shelby Cobra "Sebring" and 1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL, and a DC-3.


Life of Dan Gurney.


Vintage racing.


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First class photos, Kyle. Lots of good detail shot of some very interesting cars.

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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
Lyon air museum at John Wayne airport is hosting a group of race cars.

Gurney's 1968 Eagle. Eagles finished 1,2 and 4 at Indy that year.

1972 Gurney Mystery Eagle was the first to break the 200 MPH average lap speed while qualifying for the Ontario 500.
Those "Eagles" were special race cars. Thank you for these photos of them.
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Thanks. Some of those really bring back memories. I was a Dan Gurney fan.

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First class photos, Kyle. Lots of good detail shot of some very interesting cars.

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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Those "Eagles" were special race cars. Thank you for these photos of them.
QuoteOriginally posted by patrick9 Quote
Thanks. Some of those really bring back memories. I was a Dan Gurney fan.
Thanks for the nice comments. Here are a few more.

This was about 2-1/2 stops underexposed.








1974 Kremer "Samson" 3.0 Porsche RSR was raced by the Kremer brothers all around Germany with many top 10 finishes.


Hand crank...




The Shelby Cobra debuted at 1963's Sebring and #15, one of three in the race, was driven by Dan Gurney. Gurney subsequently won 5 races driving Cobras in 1963-64.


The 1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL (Gran Turismo Leicht) was a lightweight design by Carlo Abarth. It had multiple class victories at Le Mans, Targa Florio, and Sebring, and it was the first 1600cc to break the 10-minute time on the 14-mile lap at Nurburgring.

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Wow - I've never seen an Abarth Porsche - another group of terrific pics.

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Wow - I've never seen an Abarth Porsche - another group of terrific pics.

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I'm glad you saw something new! Cheers.
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Great images of amazing fests of engineering!

I meant feats!


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Great images of amazing fests of engineering!
Thank you. They are mechanical miracles :-)
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WOW! really great images!!! Thanks for posting I may be mistaken ,but wasn't Dan Gurney the First american to win a Gran Prix event in an all American built car that he helped to design and build? He was a great driver in his Time .
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Me WOW too! Great images of some great cars and commentary too.
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I may be mistaken ,but wasn't Dan Gurney the First american to win a Gran Prix event in an all American built car that he helped to design and build? He was a great driver in his Time .
It sounds likely.
Gurney was the first driver to win races in Sports Cars (1958), Formula One (1962), NASCAR (1963), and Indy cars (1967), first to spray champagne while celebrating on the podium, the first to put a simple right-angle extension on the upper trailing edge of the rear wing, called a Gurney flap, increasing downforce with only a relatively small increase in aerodynamic drag, and the first driver to use a full face helmet in Grand Prix racing.

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Me WOW too! Great images of some great cars and commentary too.
Thank you.
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