1976 All American BMX Dan Gurney Hardtail Deluxe #4357, all buttoned up.
The Skyway wheels and Goodyear MTB tires somehow make it look like a 24" bike rather than a 20" BMX, which it truly is.
Special thanks to @larock65 for the repop decals, @44tooth for his vintage BMX expertise and Jake Jacobs for his help as well.
The Commander Eagle will be back on the ground next week after a thorough redo (Pauljayus Throwsawrenchus).
Thus, it was time to polish.
It was a stellar weekend at @roadamerica. Although Eagle #8101 didn't turn any laps as its still awaiting a few mechanical bits, more people left the track with knowledge of the car and Chip Mead than they did prior.
That is a win. That is what keeping history alive looks like in the simplest terms. See you in July RA.
Its always cool meeting the kids of drivers who raced Eagles we bring to the track. In this case Christian Kneifel, the son of Chris Kneifel, came by and we shared stories of his father driving #8101 in the summer of 1982.
The past is always in the present.
This weekend marks the first time All American Racers Eagle #8101 has been to Road America since the inaugural CART Road America 200 race at RA in September, 1982, when Chris Kneifel drove the #47 Metametrix-backed machine for Jamieson Racing.
After a stellar run in a wet practice session, firmly in the top five; the Cosworth-powered-Eagle qualified 19th and fell out after four laps with ignition issues.