Author: Barry Scott / Published Date: 11 January 2012
Categories: Team Updates
In 1967, the 24 Hours of LeMans was won by Dan Gurney and his co-driver A.J.Foyt. The team had been put together by Henry Ford II and Carol Shelby, and the high profile attempt had been slated by the press.
Upon taking the podium, Dan and AJ shook up their magnum of champagne and sprayed the crowd in celebration. It was the first time this had ever been done, and the act has been repeated in victory celebrations across the world, across all kinds of endeavour, ever since.
Dane Silk won LeMans last night, we bought him a beer instead of champagne, and asked him to drink it instead. Thankfully he obliged.