Vroom, vroom - Dan Gurney fans invited to Laguna Seca event honoring legendary Dan Gurney
06, Aug, 2010 by The Inns of Monterey
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Considering that Dan drove over 50 different types of cars in 312 events worldwide, and that his All American Racers (AAR) Team designed, built and campaigned 157 racing cars with 66 different drivers behind the wheel during 35 years of competition, selecting the entrants was quite a challenging task. Many of these cars are still in existence today, owned by car collectors or driven on the vintage circuits by racing enthusiasts.
Many of the people who worked at AAR through the last decades will join the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion including many AAR team drivers and Eagle customers who drove the marque to fame and victory.
The exhibition presents a sample of the incredible variety of cars built and driven by Dan Gurney: Formula 1, sports cars, NASCAR, Indy, Trans Am, Can-Am, Formula Ford and Formula 5000. The cars have been beautifully restored by their present owners and are a stunning testimony to the ingenuity, hard work and perseverance of Dan, his family and his AAR team.
In addition to the Gurney display, more than 600 historic racing cars from 13 countries will compete in 19 groups at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. This year's featured races are Formula 1, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year; Trans-Am; and for the first time ever, Stock Cars (with drum brakes) that competed between 1959 and 1975. Additionally, there will be a dedicated grid of Bugatti race cars in the Bugatti Grand Prix, with some coming from as far away as Australia, France, Germany and Switzerland.
For Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion tickets and information, please visit www.MazdaRaceway.com or call 800-327-7322.