Today marks anniversary of Dan Gurney’s legendary 1967 Spa win

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Hat tip to Haas F1 Team for pointing this out.

Today marks the anniversary of one of Formula 1’s most iconic and memorable victories, when Dan Gurney, in his own American Eagle chassis with a Weslake engine, took the win in the 1967 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.

Gurney, of course, famously had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans a week earlier, co-driving with A.J. Foyt in a Ford GT40. That race marked the premiere of champagne spraying on the podium.

Gurney, who is simply an American badass and was the architect of so many great American chassis from his All American Racers stable, turned 84 in April.

He recently made a trip to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the month of May, where a Gurney collection is on display to the public in the IMS museum.