Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1967, Dan Gurney, Eagle, IndyCar, Spark

1967 Eagle Mk3 – Ford Gurney

The 1967 Indy Eagle (Mk3) was only the slightest of enhancements over the 1966 model, and the chassis numbering actually continued from the earlier car. Four customer cars were built by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers (AAR) in 1967, and were delivered to Leader Card Racers for Bobby Unser to drive, to Lindsey Hopkins for Roger McCluskey, to stock car mechanic ‘Smokey’ Yunick for Denny Hulme, and to John Klug’s Pacesetter Homes for Jochen Rindt. The AAR team also retained two cars for its own purposes, and these were entered at the Indy 500 for Dan Gurney and Richie Ginther. Bobby Unser’s Rislone/Leader Cards car was the most successful of the batch in 1967, winning two races of the USAC National Championship. In Indy 500 Bobby finished 9th, flagged after 193 laps completed. 

The #74 AAR entry for Dan Gurney at the 1967 Indy 500 was fitted with a Ford V8 engine. Gurney qualified the car to first row, recording 167.224, and started the race from second position. The race was dominated by Parnelli Jones in STP-Paxton turbocar, and Gurney,  A. J. Foyt, and Al Unser, Sr. chased Jones. Dan’s race ended after 160 laps due to broken piston. Gurney was classified 21. Later that season Gurney won his first USAC Championship race, winning at Riverside with road-racing version of the Mk4. He raced only episodically in USAC Championship, but won six more races in his Eagle in 1968-1970. Totally Gurney has 28 starts and seven wins in USAC Championship in 1962-1970.

1967USAC National ChampionshipRex Mays 300 Riverside
Driver No.Entrant
Dan Gurney48Dan Gurney
ChassisEngineCar Name
Eagle Mk3FordOlsonite Eagle
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity

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