All cars were raced and/or designed by Gurney and his team. Most notable is the 1967 Gurney Eagle Westlake that won at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, but several other cars earned podium places in international races.
Dan Gurney built an incredible career as a driver and a constructor with countless wins in both open wheel and sports car series. After a catastrophic accident, Dan developed a distrust for engineers and became intimately involved in the design of all his cars. He is a technical innovator, with inventions such as the Gurney Flap aerodynamic aid that was immediately adopted throughout racing. In his spare time, Gurney designed a motorcycle with an extremely low riding position called “The Alligator”. Only 35 were ever produced and the Petersen has one at the center of the exhibit. Dan Gurney’s contributions to motor racing are so large as to be almost indescribable.