New Cunningham Book

Cunningham book

Having been granted unprecedented access to hitherto unpublished archive material by the Cunningham family and the families of the team members, author Richard Harman has been able to trace the history of most of the Cunningham-owned cars in great detail.

Briggs Cunningham was a competitor, patron and pioneering champion of road racing in the USA. In addition to the cars which bore his name with pride and competed against the best in the world, the Cunningham team raced many other models in the 1950s and 1960s in both the USA and Europe.

Further, during his long life, Briggs owned a large variety of vehicles ranging from the mundane to the spectacular. When his racing days came to an end, he assembled his collection together to establish what was to become one of the best car museums in the world in Costa Mesa, California.



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Jay Leno’s Restoration of
Cunningham C-3 Coupe #5219

Leno restoration project

Click here or above to see the full story of the restoration and test drive from "Jay Leno's Garage".

For more videos on the restoration project, click here.


Vintage Motorsport C-4RK Article

Vintage Motorsport cover

Click here to read the
C-4RK article in the Jan./Feb. 2019 Vintage Motorsport Magazine.


Boca Raton Concours Show -
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

Best of Show - American

This 1953 Cunningham C-3 #5223 recently won the Historic Vehicle Association's (HVA's) National Automotive Heritage Award.

This was Briggs Cunningham's personal C-3 coupe, the one he never sold. It's the only Cunningham C-3 with power windows and automatic transmission.

To read more, click here.


2015 Pebble Beach
Gran Turisomo Award Winner

Gran Turisomo winner

1952 Cunningham C4R #5217R,
owned by Dr. Frederic Simeone
& shown by Robert Williams

Click here to read the full story as published by Andrew E. in GTPlanet.


2015 Pebble Beach

Larry Berman C4R

Click here for many, many great photos from the event.


Dan Gurney
Lifetime Award

Dan Gurney

The Henry Ford Museum awarded Dan Gurney the “Edison-Ford Medal for ingenuity and a lifetime of innovative and entrepreneurial spirit”.

While being interviewed by Charlie Rose (CBS), Gurney was asked how, after nine previous attempts, he finally was victorious at LeMans.

Dan said that even though he was a faster one-lap driver than Briggs Cunningham, that Briggs had always finished higher at LeMans than he did.

"Briggs realized that LeMans was not a race, but an endurance contest," he said. "Once I adopted Briggs' strategy of driving the race car tenderly, I finally put myself in a position to win."

  Tale of an American Sportsman Photo: Alix Lafontant

Cunninghams at Greenwich

Greenwich Concours d'Elegance logo

GREENWICH, Conn. (January 17, 2018) — Recognized as one of the most prestigious classic car shows in the United States, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 23rd year of showcasing significant cars, motorcycles and one-off automotive creations on June 1-3, 2018. Production and race cars created in the 1950s by the iconic Briggs Cunningham will headline the entire weekend.

The event takes place at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park overlooking the Greenwich, Conn. harbor on Long Island Sound. Miles Collier, one of America’s premier car collectors, and founder of The Revs Institute, has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s event.

Click here for more articles, photos, and videos of the Gathering III (2018).

Cunningham in
Hagerty Magazine

Cunningham in Hagerty Magazine

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Cunninghams at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach Concours

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 17, 2015) — An Italian Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet that once turned heads and garnered top prizes in the classic era glided to victory at the 65th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday.

The competition drew 219 cars from 16 countries and 29 U.S. states to the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. It also raised over $1.8 million to help people in need. Through the Pebble Beach Company Foundation, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, these charitable funds will benefit 100 local charities.

Click here to read the full Press Release.

Jay Leno Interviews Author Richard Harman


C-4RK Recreation Project

C-4RK book cover

Chuck Schoendorf is recreating
the C-4RK coupe.

Click here for the project story.

Click here to view project photos.

Click here to watch a video
of the engine running.


Press Release

Corvette Hall of Fame

The Corvette Hall of Fame has announced its 2019 Inductees, including Briggs Cunningham.

The event will be held on Aug. 31, 2019.

Briggs is being honored for his 1960 Corvette Team at Le Mans 24 Hour race in France.

Click here to read the full press release.

Click here to read the write-up by the National Corvette Museum.


Cunningham Model
Car Collection
Automobilia Resource Magazine,
July/August 2019

Cunningham Model<br />
Car Collection

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Cunningham 2014
Cugnot Award Winner!

2014 Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award

In October, 2014 it was announced that Cunningham author, Richard Harman, won the Society of Automotive Historians prestigious Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot Award.

The award is presented each year for the book which best advances the understanding of the history of the automobile in the previous calendar year.

Harman will be presented with the award at the SAH European Dinner in Paris at the Automobile Club de France on February 3rd, 2015.

Cunningham was also shortlisted for the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year for 2014 and the 2013 International Historic Motoring Awards Publication of the Year!

In honor of this outstanding book, Dalton Watson Fine Books has teamed up with Automodello, the elite producer of diecast collectible auto models, to bring you a very special limited offer!

Now available as a set that combines the Cunningham Regular Edition and a signed and numbered 1954 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet Tribute Edition Model by Automodello.

Patterned on the C-3 once owned by the Cunningham family, the model is two-tone red with a tan interior and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity, endorsed and signed by Lucie Cunningham, the daughter of the late Briggs Cunningham, is also included.

The regular retail price of both pieces is $504 if purchased separately. Save $105 by purchasing as a set. A perfect holiday gift idea for any auto enthusiast!

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