We also understand that the maxim ‘Go Gurney!’ used to encourage the great man during his long and illustrious on-track career.

Dan raced in Formula 1 for Ferrari, BRM, Porsche, Lotus, Brabham and most famously his own Eagle Anglo American Racers team, but he ended his F1 career for McLaren, at nearly 40 years of age, bravely taking over Bruce McLaren’s McLaren M14A in three 1970 grands prix after our founder had been killed in testing at Goodwood in June of that year. Impressively, despite his advancing years, Dan finished a fine sixth on the daunting Charade circuit near Clermont-Ferrand (France) in July.

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