Having been granted unprecedented access to hitherto unpublished archive material by the Cunningham family and the families of the team members, author Richard Harman has been able to trace the history of most of the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.
The International Motor Racing Research Center, Watkins Glen, NY
is pleased to announce that the Cunningham Family, long supporters of the IMRRC, have generously permitted the Estate gift planning fund to be named the Briggs S. Cunningham Legacy Society. The purpose of the fund will be to assist in providing
for the Center’s future. More details to follow when available.
It is with sincere regrets that we inform you of the recent passing of a great lady & a special friend. She very much enjoyed being the middle of the three (3) offspring of Briggs Swift Cunningham II and Lucie Bedford Cunningham. Also, she has had much joy from her family & from her two (2) Cunningham C-3 Vignale cars.
Funeral to be at:
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
4670 Congress Street
Fairfield, CT 06824
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM
A recent article in the June 2014 issue of Road & Track magazine tells the entertaining story of two men who took a 1958 Lister-Jaguar sports racer (once owned by Briggs Cunningham) into the desert for a 1,000-mile, four-day jaunt in Arizona’s Copperstate 1000 classic-car rally.
"An event early in Briggs Cunningham's life helped shape his lifelong passion for autos and auto racing: As a youngster after World War I, he went street racing with his uncle in a Dodge touring car powered by a Hispano-Suiza airplane engine.
'Yes, I guess you could say my uncle influenced me towards automobiles and racing,' he told author Dean Batchelor for his book Cunningham." - more
Cunningham SmugMug Gallery
We have begun putting together a gallery of Cunningham pictures on SmugMug. The images are categorized under Cunningham Cars, Cunningham People, and Cunningham Sailing.
This is a work in progress, as we hope to receive more images submitted from other Cunningham enthusiasts that we can add to the gallery.
Click on SmugMug to view the gallery so far. Please submit any of your own photos by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a caption and any photo credits.
John Cooper Fitch
August 4, 1917 - October 31, 2012
Inventor, Race Track & Highway Safety Innovator, Fighter Pilot, Race Car Driver & Special Friend
John Fitch in a Cunningham C4R at Limerock Park Vintage Festival 1997