There comes a time, all too often in history, when there arrives the “end of an era,” and with the sad passing of Dan Gurney so it has happened once more. Dan was part of that wave of American drivers from the ’50s sports car racing scene who all arrived in Formula One at about the same time.
Carroll Shelby, Richie Ginther, Masten Gregory, Phil Hill and Dan. What a mark they made on the world of Grand Prix racing. As we know, they all achieved much, following on from their time as works Formula One drivers—Carroll with Aston Martin, Masten with Cooper, while Richie, Dan and Phil were mainstays of the Ferrari team for a time, culminating in Phil’s World Championship.