Dan Gurney's movie star looks and 6'3" stature would have ensured he stood out in the 1960s Grands Prix paddock regardless, but he was also a supremely talented driver, so much so he is said to be the only one of his peers that Jim Clark feared.
Taking Porsche to its only F1 win put him in the history books for the first time, winning Le Mans with A.J. Foyt in the Ford GT40 cemented his reputation. He also became the only American driver to win a Formula One race in a self-built car (in fact, he and Jack Brabham are the only drivers to have won in their own cars) driving the American Eagle/Weslake.
Talented, innovative and adaptable Dan Gurney has created a legacy in driving and construction that will last for many years, from the Gurney Flap in aerodynamics to the invention of spraying champagne to celebrate winning