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Having been granted unprecedented access to hitherto unpublished archive material by the Cunningham family and the families of the team members, author Richard Harman has been able to trace the history of most of the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



1,500+ IMAGES




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


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Leno restoration project

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Leno restoration project


Breaking News!



Post War Cunninghams -
Class P

1st - C2R roadster -
T. G. Mittler

2nd - C-3 Coupe - Jim Taylor

3rd - C4R roadster -
Fred Simeone

Briggs Cunningham Trophy

C5R – roadster - Miles Collier

Others in attendance:

C6R - roadster -
Miles Collier

5206X Coupe –
Peter Hosmer

C-3 Coupe –
Michael Hammer

C-3 Cabriolet –
Dennis Nicotra

Lister Jaguar BHL123 –
Jeffrey Lottman

Fiat Abarth 1000 –
Race #8 –
Jeffrey & David Brynan

Historic Racing:

Cooper Monaco (Buick engine) –
Jeffrey Heller

Maserati Tipo 151 –
Laurence Auriana

A great showing by the Cunningham group, along with increase in name recognition.

At the premium ticket - Club D'Elegance outstanding breakfast & luncheon tent venue - there were (2) Cunningham flag logos on the front wall, each flanked by a larger Pebble Beach logo.

Many people requested Cunningham directions to the website.

We were able to reunite Lynn Cunningham Maddock (Mr. "C"'s youngest daughter) with her niece Lise Cunningham Heller. Lynn brought (2) of her grandsons - Briggs, age 7 and Ford, age 5 - to see some of their great grandfather's (Mr. "C") race & road cars.

The boys had their photos taken while sitting in each of the race cars. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect them with their heritage.

  Tale of an American Sportsman Photo: Alix Lafontant

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.

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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!


Boston Cup Concours Show -
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Best of Show - American

Best of Show – American went to the 1953 Cunningham C-3, which is the lead image in our MMR Newsletter September 7, 2015 Monterey issue. Hard to believe that this beautiful car is over 60 years old. Congratulations to Dennis Nicotra of Fairfield, CT.



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