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Old 16 Jan 2018, 18:12 (Ref:3793146)   #16
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Old 17 Jan 2018, 17:23 (Ref:3793360)   #17
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A later memory of Gurney was him saying he retired when he could count 50 friends that died racing. Different days/different world.
I had forgotten this and it goes without saying that the likes of Dan, Jackie, Phil and many others had to have some luck on their side during that time.
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Old 18 Jan 2018, 15:06 (Ref:3793575)   #18
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Read a great article this morning about Dan's early days of motoring after his family moved to California, where he got started into racing as a Hot Rodder. He built cars from junk parts, would be recruited to drive others' cars because of his abilities and there's racing on SAC bases involved - the essence of post war motor racing!

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/0709sr-dan-gurney/

There wasn't much he didn't on 4 wheels...

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Thanks for posting that. I knew some about Gurney's background, but not all of that.
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Thanks for posting that. I knew some about Gurney's background, but not all of that.
He was doing what many Cali gear head kids back then were doing, but he and Phil Hill were the standouts.
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