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Having been granted unprecedented access to hitherto unpublished archive material by the Cunningham family and the families of the team members, author Richard Harman has been able to trace the history of most of the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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Cunningham Book Now Available

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Press Release


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.


Jay Leno’s Restoration of a
Cunningham C-3 Coupe


Follow the progress by clicking here to watch the "Jay Leno's Garage" video.

Leno restoration project

Below is a model of what the original 1953 Cunningham car looked like.

Cunningham model front

Cunningham model back

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Breaking News!


Judge Oks deal to end fight over ownership of 1960 Cunningham Corvette race car #1

1960 Corvette Le Mans #1

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  Tale of an American Sportsman Photo: Alix Lafontant

Cunninghams at Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach Concours

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Ferraris return to compete on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links this August 16 when the marque of
the Prancing Horse takes center stage at the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Additional Features at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours include the following:

Postwar Cunninghams: Briggs Cunningham, who served among honorary judges at the Concours, was an American sportsman who won the America’s Cup and built race cars in an attempt to win at Le Mans. In addition to his rare race cars, examples of his exceptional Vignale-built C3 sports cars will be exhibited.

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Jay Leno Interviews Author Richard Harman


Cunningham Video

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A Cunningham owner and highly-regarded expert – Chuck Schoendorf, of Rowayton, Conn. – provides some very interesting info about Briggs Swift Cunningham and his famous cars.


Dan Gurney Receives
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.”


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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