Russ Toy: Gurney Eagle F1
When I was a pre-teen, Dan Gurney was my favorite driver! It seems amazing today to think
that someone could design, build and
drive a Formula 1 car - but Dan did it all!
Looks like Russ was influenced by the same Gurney mystique that grabbed me. --tja
Russ Toy writes:
This is the Dan Gurney’s Eagle F1 racer, an icon in the world of racecars.
I'm not sure what inspired me to build this car, but I want to see if I could
build a 1/24 F1 anglewinder. I laid out the basic design on cad to figure out
where to bend the wire frame. My first design was using a single rail, but
it had too much flex. So I took it completely apart and added a second inner rail
and that fixed the problem. The pans are the same as my regular VMRA production
F1/Indy chassis. The design was proven as it won its first race at Eddie's in
Vallejo, CA. It's still a work in progress, but this has to be one of the
coolest rides around.