Dan Gurney and A. J. Foyt Popping Cork of Victory Champagne, 24 Hours of Le Mans Race, 1967

Summary

Caught up in the excitement of having just won the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans race, driver Dan Gurney vigorously shook his champagne bottle and sprayed the sparkling wine over everyone within reach. "It was like a fire hose," Gurney later said, "and they were loving it." Gurney's spontaneous celebration started what is now a victory tradition.

Caught up in the excitement of having just won the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans race, driver Dan Gurney vigorously shook his champagne bottle and sprayed the sparkling wine over everyone within reach. "It was like a fire hose," Gurney later said, "and they were loving it." Gurney's spontaneous celebration started what is now a victory tradition.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Subject Date

June 1967

Collection Title

Dave Friedman Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.158.27

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Technique

Photographic processes

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 1.375 in

Width: 0.875 in

Inscriptions

Printed label on back of contact sheet reads:: Must Credit / The Dave Friedman Photo Collection / [address] Driver: / Machine: / Date and event: / This photograph is the copyright of Dave Friedman and must / not be reproduced without the expressed consent of the / photographer.

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