Few people have had as great an impact on motorsports as Dan Gurney. He's been a driver, team owner, and manufacturer, and has won races doing all at the same time. Gurney has competed successfully at Daytona, Sebring, the Nürburgring, Indianapolis and Le Mans.

In August, Gurney's race exploits will be honored when he's featured as the first guest at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, known until last year as the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Gurney's history with Laguna Seca dates back to the first professional race held at the track, and won there in 1962. The Reunion will host a display of Gurney-related vehicles from Formula 1, Indy, IMSA GTP, Can-Am and Trans-Am, and the man himself will be on hand for a public interview and an autograph session. Hit the jump for more details on Gurney and the event.


1964-1971  FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
  • 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
  • 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
1982 Porsche 956
  • 1982 Porsche 956
  • 1982 Porsche 956
1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
1954 Maserati A6GCS
  • 1954 Maserati A6GCS
  • 1954 Maserati A6GCS
1960 Porsche 356B
  • 1960 Porsche 356B
  • 1960 Porsche 356B
1960 Porsche RS-60
  • 1960 Porsche RS-60
  • 1960 Porsche 356B
1904-1940 Sporting Cars
  • 1904-1940 Sporting Cars
  • 1904-1940 Sporting Cars
1904-1940 Sporting Cars
  • 1904-1940 Sporting Cars
  • 1904-1940 Sporting Cars
1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
1928 Bugatti T-35B
  • 1928 Bugatti T-35B
  • 1928 Bugatti T-35B
1930 Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3"
  • 1930 Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3"
  • 1930 Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3"
1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 1500cc
  • 1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 1500cc
  • 1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 1500cc
1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 1500cc
  • 1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 1500cc
  • 1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 1500cc
1952 Porsche 356
  • 1952 Porsche 356
  • 1952 Porsche 356
1955 Triumph TR2
  • 1955 Triumph TR2
  • 1955 Triumph TR2
1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc
  • 1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc
  • 1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc
1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc
  • 1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc
  • 1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc
1957 Porsche Super 90
  • 1957 Porsche Super 90
  • 1957 Porsche Super 90
1957 Porsche Super 90
  • 1957 Porsche Super 90
  • 1957 Porsche Super 90
1960 Porsche Arbath GTL
  • 1960 Porsche Arbath GTL
  • 1960 Porsche Arbath GTL
2010 Porsche Panamera Pace Car
  • 2010 Porsche Panamera Pace Car
  • 2010 Porsche Panamera Pace Car
1960 Porsche RS-60
  • 1960 Porsche RS-60
  • 1960 Porsche RS-60
1958 Lotus 11 LM
  • 1958 Lotus 11 LM
  • 1958 Lotus 11 LM
1959 Byers-Volvo
  • 1959 Byers-Volvo
  • 1959 Byers-Volvo
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
1956/1959 Aston Martin DB3S
  • 1956/1959 Aston Martin DB3S
  • 1956/1959 Aston Martin DB3S
1954 Jaguar D-Type
  • 1954 Jaguar D-Type
  • 1954 Jaguar D-Type
1958 Echidna Special
  • 1958 Echidna Special
  • 1958 Echidna Special
1957 Maserati 250SI
  • 1957 Maserati 250SI
  • 1957 Maserati 250SI
1958 Ferrari 250 TR
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 TR
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 TR
1957 Aston Martin DBR-2
  • 1957 Aston Martin DBR-2
  • 1957 Aston Martin DBR-2
1970 Ferrari 512S
  • 1970 Ferrari 512S
  • 1970 Ferrari 512S
1969 Porsche 917K
  • 1969 Porsche 917K
  • 1969 Porsche 917K
1968 Alfa Romeo 133/2
  • 1968 Alfa Romeo 133/2
  • 1968 Alfa Romeo 133/2
1969 Chevron B16
  • 1969 Chevron B16
  • 1969 Chevron B16
1988 Porsche 962
  • 1988 Porsche 962
  • 1988 Porsche 962
1985 Porsche 962
  • 1985 Porsche 962
  • 1985 Porsche 962
1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
  • 1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
  • 1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
  • 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars
1938 Alfa Romeo Volpi Spl.
  • 1938 Alfa Romeo Volpi Spl.
  • 1938 Alfa Romeo Volpi Spl.
1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 2000cc
  • 1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 2000cc
  • 1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 2000cc
1959 Porsche 356
  • 1959 Porsche 356
  • 1959 Porsche 356
1960 Maserati T-61 Birdcages
  • 1960 Maserati T-61 Birdcages
  • 1960 Maserati T-61 Birdcages
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
  • 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
1957 Ferrari 250 TR
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 TR
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 TR
1956/1959 Aston Martin DB3S
  • 1956/1959 Aston Martin DB3S
  • 1956/1959 Aston Martin DB3S
1958 Scarab MK1
  • 1958 Scarab MK1
  • 1958 Scarab MK1
1958 Ferrari 250 TR
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 TR
  • 1958 Ferrari 250 TR
1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
  • 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
  • 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
  • 1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
  • 1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
1992 Mazda RX792P
  • 1992 Mazda RX792P
  • 1992 Mazda RX792P

[Source: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca]

PRESS RELEASE:

MONTEREY, Calif., February 18, 2010 – The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion enters a new dawn of historic racing by honoring one of the true legends of motorsports– Dan Gurney – the Cars He Built, the Cars He Drove – August 12-15 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

"We are proud that Dan has accepted our invitation to be our first featured guest at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion," said Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will feature a display of Gurney Eagle Racing Cars: Formula 1, Indy cars, IMSA GTP prototypes, Can-Am and Trans-Am machines. Gurney will share some of his favorite stories with the fans through public interview and autograph sessions on Saturday, August 14.

Gurney's career at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca spans 50 years of winning there as a driver, manufacturer and team owner. He drove in the first professional race ever held at the track – the 1960 Pacific Grand Prix. He competed twice more in that event, piloting a Lotus 19 to victory (which will be one of the cars on display) in the first of the two-heat race in 1962. Gurney competed in several Monterey Grand Prix Can-Am races in the late sixties, before his worldwide racing ambitions kept him away from the track for several years.

As a driver, Gurney put his name in the record book with victories in the sports car races at Daytona, Sebring, the Targa Florio, the 1000 km at the Nuerburgring and Le Mans. He won four World Championship Grand Prix, in France, Belgium and Mexico, three additional Formula 1 races, seven Indianapolis road races and five NASCAR 500 Stock Car races. He was twice runner-up in the Indy 500. Gurney has the distinction of being the only U.S. citizen in the 100 year history of Formula 1 racing to win a World Championship Grand Prix in a car of his own construction. At Monterey, his All American Racers team won some splendid races with GTU and GTO Toyota Celicas, as well as the Eagle GTP Prototype sports car.

Gurney is the owner, chairman and CEO of All American Racers, Inc. founded in Santa Ana, Calif. in 1965. The company designed and built 157 Eagle racing cars between 1965 and 2000. This includes: four Formula 1 Eagles, 106 Indy Eagles, 20 Formula 5000 Eagles, 13 IMSA GTP Eagles, 13 Formula Ford Eagles and 11 other race cars including two Trans-Am Plymouth Barracudas, three IMSA GTU Toyota Celicas, three IMSA GTO Toyota Celicas, two Can-Am McLeagle and a Lola Can-Am race car.

Dan Gurney's All American Racers is the only constructor in the U.S. that has designed and built a winning F1 grand prix car, a winning Indianapolis 500 car and a winning sports car.

All American Racers' factory team employed 66 drivers winning 78 victories, the "Indy 500," 83 pole positions and eight Championships.

In 2002, Gurney surprised the automotive world and introduced his revolutionary single cylinder ALLIGATOR motorcycle, a project in the making for two decades. He rides with his sons and a few friends almost every Sunday. For more information, visit www.allamericanracers.com.

Gurney was inducted as the first Legend of Laguna during the season-opening U.S. Sports Car Invitational May 2007, where his son Alex was driving a Daytona Prototype in the Grand-Am race. Gurney was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, is a member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame and the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

More than 400 historic racing cars will compete in 14 groups at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. This year's featured races are Formula 1, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year; Trans-Am; and for the first time ever, Stock Cars (with drum brakes) that competed between 1959 and 1975. Additionally, there will be a dedicated grid of Bugatti race cars in the Bugatti Grand Prix, with some coming from as far away as Australia, France, Germany and Switzerland.

Formerly known as the Monterey Historic Automobile Races®, the event is now produced by SCRAMP (Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula), a not-for-profit 501(C)4 corporation established in 1957. A professional staff is supported by thousands of community volunteers and a volunteer board of directors who are the backbone of every event.

For Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion tickets and additional information, please visit www.MazdaRaceway.com or call 800-327-7322.

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