Anglo American Racers
|Based in: Rye, Sussex & Santa Ana, California
Founded: 1964 (active 1966-1969)
Principal: Dan Gurney
Anglo American Racers was formed by Dan Gurney with the help of a fellow American driver - Le Mans winner Carroll Shelby. Their aim was to attack Indianapolis although Gurney still had ambitions in Grand Prix and formed his team on the other side of the Atlantic at Weslake's engine workshop.
In 1968 Gurney severed his links with the engine builders and moved to a new workshop to develop his own engines. Funds became very tight and Gurney abandoned his F1 aspirations and returned to America where during the 1970s Eagles scored many USAC victories including three Indianapolis 500 wins. An attempt to compete in the North American F5000 series ended with no reall success and Gurney turned away from single seater racing
The lure eventually proved to be too great and the team returned to contest the Indycar series. The All-American name is still a prominent feature of the series with a Toyota-powered machine.