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Video: Dan Gurney returns to Spa

Submitted by on September 27, 2013

When Dan Gurney won the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix driving the Eagle MK1 it was a pretty big deal. It is still considered to be the first and only an American car to have won an F1 GP, and it was the second time that a race had been won by a driver who had constructed the car they were driving. In this video, Dan Gurney explains a little bit about what it was like to race at Spa.

The Eagle MK1 was initially conceived with a four cylinder power plant, however by 1967 the car was running an in-house Gurney-Weslake V12. Displacing three litres, the engine made 400hp and as Gurney explains in this video, took the car to 196mph at the fastest point of the track. It truly is incredible to listen to a man talk of a time when he was able to win a Formula 1 race with his own name on the cam covers. Drink in the sights of one of the most beautiful race cars ever built, and enjoy.

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