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Dan Gurney as 2014 celeb driver?

Discussion in 'Crescent Classic Ferrari Tour' started by David Lind, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. David Lind

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    Just a thought!!!!!! Great guy, fine raconteur, done it all ... why not?
     
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    That is a good idea, I really wanted James Garner but his age and health will not allow it. Garner is the last of the three Actor/Drivers, Newman/McQueen/Garner. We should have started with Garner!
     
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    #3 DIGMAN52, Oct 29, 2013
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    I second the Gurney vote. Still my biggest car hero of the 60's.

    Was in his All American Racer's Club, and got this pic.

    In 1967, he was sitting in a Town Car backseat at Green Valley Raceway near Dallas, and he talked to me for 10 minutes about how he got started in racing.

    He beat Parnelli Jones in the other Team Cougar by the closest margin in Trans Am that year.

    Would love to get him to sign the dash of the Ford GT !
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    He could start a new tradition at Crescent Classic with spraying champagne in the Paddock tent and showing us all how to perfect the "chicken-**** braking" technique.
    Great suggestion for a driver.
     
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    And one other reason for my "nominating" Dan: in his 23rd ever car race, he was driving for Ferrari in a F-1 GP race. He drove 4 GP races for Ferrari and had a 2nd, 3rd, & 4th. And in his last year of competitive driving, he drove a 512 at the Daytona 24 hours.
     
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    Met him and Garner at Riverside in the 70s. They'd come over to talk to us after the sidecar race. We'd finished 5th, I think. We'd switched driver/passenger on the back straight, not slowing down. Nice man. Funny too. Also talked with him over the phone a couple years back over a case that I had.

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    Jody Scheckter?. Is he still alive?.
     
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    I do like the idea!
     
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    Dick Smothers. :)
     
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    He also, if I recall correctly, won the only Porsche factory formula one which they ever achieved.

    And of course, his efforts with the F1 Eagle are legendary.
     
  14. David Lind

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    Any news on the celeb driver?
    Thanks!
     
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    John,

    Thanks soo much for posting the link!!

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