Just looking at the cover of VR this month, you’ll realize something is different. For only the second time, in our 20 years of monthly publication, there is a person featured on the cover, rather than a car. The last time was in 2008, when Phil Hill passed away. Now, sadly, we’ve once again reached this somber territory with the passing of American legend Dan Gurney.
As a tribute, we devote this entire issue of Vintage Racecar to Dan and his legacy. You’ll read lots about his history and achievements throughout this issue, so I’m not going to waste space regurgitating any of that here. In fact, the only unique thing that I can offer is a window into a number of personal interactions I was fortunate to have with Dan over the past 36 years.
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