Dan Gurney had already established himself as one of America’s dominant international racecar drivers when, in 1965, he set out on a path that select few drivers ever pursue—to build and win in a car of his own making. Back in Southern California, Gurney set up his All American Racers shop, and with the help of the likes of Phil Remington set about building the first Eagle—a gorgeous, yet menacing-looking machine that would indeed win the Belgian Grand Prix in 1967. While Gurney would eventually retire from active driving, he and his All American Racers went on to build a total of 157 racing Eagles that would compete and win in Formula One, endurance sports car racing, Formula 5000 and the Indianapolis 500.
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