Dan Gurney's new Alligator motorcycle
Posted 26 April 2002 - 18:23
check it out on the AAR website
Posted 26 April 2002 - 19:15
They had all the iterations of the Alligator on display, starting with the A-1 up through the A-6, the "production" version. Dan's son Justin did a lot of the packaging and bodywork design. Justin had the honor of hatching the Alligator from the egg and riding it up to the presentation area.
Dan made a short speech about the evolution of the concept, proudly reflecting on two decades of work! Serial number 1 was presented to Mr. Peterson, for permanent display at the museum. New owners who gave speeches included Bruce Meyer, Reeves Callaway, and Perry King (the actor).
The crowd contained individuals from various forms of racing (Phill Hill, Don Prudomme, Eddie Lawson) and journalism (Denise McCluggage, Tim Considine, Jesse Alexander (who I had a chat with )). I did not recognize most of the faces there, but given those I did see, there had to be more . Local media covered the event as well as the Speed Channel, so hopefully they will have a piece soon.
Dan invited us to sit on the A-6. Unusual seating position. Forward visibility not a problem, yet the rearview mirrors are small.
A very, very memorable occasion to say the least!
Posted 29 April 2002 - 21:23
Posted 01 May 2002 - 18:54
If I come down to the factory this summer, will you let Kathy take me for a ride on an Alligator
Posted 01 May 2002 - 23:06