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This 1968 USAC Pen-Can Ltd. Sunoco Chevy Eagle helped pioneer the small block Chevy race engine. The car was constructed by Dan Gurney's All American Racers and is Chassis #406. It was originally purchased by Roger Penske for Mark Donohue as their first Indy car as described in Mark Donohue's book 'The Unfair Advantage,' chapter 13.

In 1969, the car was sold to Wineberger Homes, their driver being Ron Buchnum. It was then sold to owner/driver Arnie Knepper and raced by him in the 1971 and 1972 season, including at the Indy Speedway, repowered with an Offenhouser motor. It was then sold to Precision Racing (LaWare Family) and repowered with Chevy motors and raced in 1974 and 1975.

After 1975, the car was relegated to the back of the LaWare facility until being purchased in 1999 and fully restored by J.D. Pinotta (Vintage Motorsports).
Gurney Eagle Indy 500 Car Sets the Pace at Russo and Steele Monterey '14!
Gurney Eagle Indianapolis '500' Car Driven by Speedway Legend Roger McCluskey to Set the Pace at Russo and Steele's Monterey '14 Auction Scottsdale, Arizona (June 6, 2014) – In keeping with our tradition of attracting some of the finest and most historic competition cars to the Monterey Peninsula each year, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions announces the offering of the first Indianapolis Eagle (Chassis 40-1) built in 1968 by Dan Gurney's All American Racers (AAR) f...[Read more...]
Mario Andretti honored by RRDC in Long Beach
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2014) - In front of a capacity crowd of auto racing dignitaries, sanctioning group and series' representatives, corporate executives and champion race-car drivers, Mario Andretti was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Evening with Mario Andretti presented by Firestone' prior to the running of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. It was the RRDC's sixth consecutive annual banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders. Previo...[Read more...]
MARIO ANDRETTI TO BE HONORED BY RRDC AT LONG BEACH
• Firestone returns as presenting sponsor
HILLIARD, Ohio (March 7, 2014) - Mario Andretti, the world's most recognized race-car driver, will be honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club at the 'RRDC Evening with Mario Andretti presented by Firestone' in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday, April 10, prior to the running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. This is the RRDC's sixth consecutive annual banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders. Previous honorees were ...[Read more...]
RRDC VOTES IN 37 NEW MEMBERS FOR 2013
 HILLIARD, Ohio (Nov. 7, 2013) - Thirty-seven race-car drivers and motorsports professionals have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2013. The group includes 13 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, 20 Associate Members and four Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC members now numbers 440. Voting was held among all current RRDC members. 'This year's crop of new Regular Members truly represents the spirit of the RRDC, as each driver has de...[Read more...]
Firestone Returns As Presenting Sponsor of RRDC Evening With Brian Redman in Long Beach
The Firestone brand will return as presenting sponsor of the Road Racing Drivers Club's fifth annual West Coast banquet honoring auto racing's most influential leaders. This year, on Thursday, April 18, prior to the running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 'RRDC Evening with Brian Redman presented by Firestone' will highlight the career of one of the sport's most popular, talented and successful race-car drivers. This is the Firestone brand's fourth straight year as a supporter of the...[Read more...]
1967 Can-Am Road America: The Beginning of the 'Bruce and Denny Show'
While Formula One will be forever considered the pinnacle of motorsport, from a period between 1966 and 1986 there existed a series that would likely be the closest to 'anything goes' as any motor racing series could truly get. Based upon the FIA Group 7 cars but allowed to showcase unlimited engine sizes and unfettered aerodynamics, the Can-Am cars would have to be considered the pinnacle of motorsport technology and power of their era. And for more than a couple of years there would be one tea...[Read more...]

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