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Eagles Nest at the Petersen

January 30, 2017 In the News

Eagles Nest at the Petersen

A show honoring 50 years of success by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers has just opened at Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum.

Revs provided two of the display cars from the Collier Collection. One is the Formula 1 Eagle Gurney drove to victory in the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix. The other is Bobby Unser’s winning Eagle from the 1975 Indianapolis 500.

We attended the opening night of Petersen’s Gurney/Eagle show and wanted to give you a preview of the 12 Eagles on display.

Make it if you can, the display lasts throughout 2017.

Greeting visitors in the Petersen lobby are Bobby Unser’s 1968 Indianapolis 500-winning Eagle (left) and the 1972 Eagle Unser drove to up Indy’s record lap speed by 17 mph.

The Eagles are displayed in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery.

Gurney’s 1967 Belgian Grand Prix-winning Eagle.

1968 McLeagle Olsonite AAR Can-Am car.

1968 AAR Indy Olsonite Eagle.

1971 AAR Olsonite Eagle.

1971 AAR Olsonite Eagle.

1975 AAR Indy Jorgensen Eagle-Indy 500 winner.

1977 David Loring SCCA championship Eagle Formula Ford.

1981 AAR Indy Eagle “Pepsi Challenger”.

1993 AAR-Toyota Eagle MkIII GTP car-17 consecutive wins.

1999 AAR Eagle 997 Champ Car.

Dan Gurney’s famed Alligator motorcycle.

The Moët & Chandon champagne bottle with which Gurney started the spray-to-celebrate tradition at Le Mans in 1967.

Wait, we have one more photo. Dan Gurney was famous for being a hands-on guy with his cars. Seems to have started early in life…

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John Lamm started his automotive journalism career in 1965 as a racing photographer for Autoweek magazine. After a tour in Vietnam, he joined Motor Trend in 1969, then Road & Track in 1975, where he worked for 37 years. He has also written for Car and Driver and Automobile magazines. Credits include 10 books and Lamm has been honored with the International Motor Press Association’s Ken Purdy and the Motor Press Guild’s Dean Batchelor awards for writing. Lamm’s photo archives include hundreds of thousands of images ranging from an 1893 Benz Victoria to many of the latest automobiles. He is on the organizing committee for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and been a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for two decades. Lamm lives in San Clemente, California with his wife, Scheri.

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