There are many, many valid reasons to hate the internet. We could start the list but frankly we don’t have that kind of time. What we can do though is give you a primary reason why the internet is awesome in the form of this video. What you are about to see is two late legends. The great journalist Robin Miller and the incomparable Dan Gurney talking about the day that Jerry Grant made the first 200mph closed course lap in racing history at Ontario. This is an informal discussion and chat between two guys who had known each other for a lifetime and had mutual respect. In other words, it is magic.
Yeah, the internet needs to be praised for stuff like this because otherwise, where would it be? In the ether somewhere. Unless someone trips over the power cord for the damned thing and sinks the whole works, this video will stand a long test of time and be seen by loads of interesting people over the years. People who would otherwise never have the chance to hear Miller’s acerbic wit and Gurney’s tack sharp memory.
This is not an elaborate video but it’s the way you want to hear racing stories told, right? Informally and in a fun way. The story about the fasteners failing, the mention that Grant and Unser didn’t like each other. This is all gold. Enjoy every second. We did.