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The Briggs S. Cunningham Legacy Society of the International Motor Racing Research Center, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is composed of those who have designated the IMRRC’s Endowment Fund and/or collections as one of the beneficiaries of their estates. It was created by the IMRRC’s Governing Council, with authorization of the Cunningham Family, in honor of legendary racer and sportsman Briggs S. Cunningham.

The International Motor Racing Research Center represents the belief that the preservation of the history of racing is crucial to the vitality of the sport.

Its mission—its passion—is to archive the records and materials of all forms of automotive competition from oval to road circuits from this country and abroad. The Racing Research Center’s collections, maintained at the highest standards, include original race results, photographs, films, books, periodicals and oral histories, as well as personal papers of drivers and constructors. The breadth of these items ranges from Laguna Seca to Le Mans and from Indy cars to NASCAR and dirt track to Formula One.

24 Hours of Le Mans

In its 15 years, the IMRRC has received and catalogued thousands of collections that may have otherwise disappeared. Open to the public, its beautiful, purpose-built library has attracted tens of thousands of individuals, from casual race fans to serious researchers. Inquiries from around the world are routinely received, and the staff provides significant response information to all manner of interested parties, from film/TV producers to book authors, race teams to racing-involved corporations.

In order to secure its future as a leader in the preservation and public display of our motor-ing heritage, the IMRRC has recently established the new estate donor program, the Briggs S. Cunningham Legacy Society, named for the dominant figure in post-war road racing—driver, constructor and leader of America’s challenge at Le Mans.

Membership in the Cunningham Legacy Society may be obtained by executing a pledge commitment and agreement providing for a gift in your estate in order to ensure certainty of your contribution. In the alternative, you may simply add the IMRRC as a beneficiary in your will and notify us that you have done so.
Gifts may be either financial or material, such as automobiles and significant motorsports collections, subject to acceptance by the IMRRC. Your participation will be acknowledged appropriately unless you direct otherwise.

Laguna Seca

Dedicated in 1998, the Racing Research Center was created through the efforts of the inter-national racing community and spearheaded by John and Peg Bishop, the Argetsinger family, Watkins Glen International and the Watkins Glen Public Library. Since its opening the archive has experienced not only tremendous growth in its treasure trove of racing material, but has also received significant support from around the world, enabling it to be debt-free.

While the IMRRC successfully conducts annual fundraising to underwrite its yearly operations, it is through efforts to increase its endowment that will ensure that it will be a resource for future generations.

Your participation in the Cunningham Legacy Society will greatly assist in achieving this goal. For further information, please contact IMRRC Executive Director Tom Weidemann.

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