Trip in Paradise Dan Gurney Legendary Racer Passes Away at 81

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Legendary Fomula One, IndyCar and NASCAR racer, and creator of the Alligator bike handed away this Sunday, January 14, after succumbing to pneumonia. He was 86. Trip in paradise, Dan.

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January 15, 2018 – Legendary auto racer Dan Gurney, who additionally designed and constructed the Alligator bike, died Sunday, Jan. 14. He was 86.

Gurney was the primary driver to notch wins in Method One, IndyCar and NASCAR. He retired from racing in 1970 with 51 victories.

Within the early 2000s, Gurney invented the Alligator bike, which featured a lowered using place and a foot-forward design.

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Dan Gurney Introducing the Alligator Motorbike on the Peterson Auto Museum. Photograph courtesy of All American Racers Inc.

Dan Gurney Alligator bikes Inc., a division of All American Racers Inc., constructed 32 of the bikes in 2002.

The Alligator web site says Gurney “set about engaged on a using place that was a lot decrease ‘into’ the bike and this had the additional advantage of decreasing the middle of gravity dramatically. This can be a acquainted idea in race vehicles however not one thing that has been explored tremendously on bikes.”

“Within the modern-day world of design by pc, committee and consensus, this machine is the product of 1 man’s concept within the custom of the nice motor males of the previous like Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, Tucker, Bloor, Britten and Honda,” Alligator says.

The Alligator challenge continues, with prototypes being up to date and ridden on Southern California roads.

Dan Gurney

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