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Cunningham - The Passion, the Cars, the Legacy

Gathered together for the first time, here is a comprehensive record of the motoring achievements and competition history of Briggs Swift Cunningham II. He was a competitor, patron and pioneering champion of road racing in the USA, and in addition to the cars that bore his name with pride and competed against the best in the world, the Cunningham team raced many other models in the late 1950s and early 1960s in both the USA and Europe.
Further, during his long life, Cunningham owned a large variety of vehicles ranging from the mundane to the spectacular.

Richard Harman has spent the past seven years researching this long overdue and worthwhile tribute to the accomplishments of the great man. He was granted unprecedented access to hitherto unpublished archive material by the Cunningham family and the families of the team members and has been able to trace the history of most of the Cunningham-owned cars in great detail.

This book (in 2 volumes) has been awarded the 2014 Cugnot Award by the Society of Motoring Historians and was shortlisted for the RAC Book of the Year Award 2014. It was also shortlisted for the 2013 International Historic Motoring Awards Publication of the Year.

Author:Richard Harman
Specs:844 pages, 30.5 x 22 cm / 12 x 8.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:1500+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Dalton Watson Fine Books (USA, 2014)
EAN:9781854432605
Book: Cunningham - The Passion, the Cars, the Legacy

Cunningham - The Passion, the Cars, the Legacy

Language: English

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Cunningham Sports Cars: American Racing Legends 1951-1955

Time magazine cover hero and America's Cup yachtsman Briggs Cunningham cut a swathe through the post-war sports-racing scene with his magnificent Cunningham sports cars.
Bursting into view in 1951 with his Chrysler-powered C-2 sports-racers and in 1952 with the production of the C-3, a Vignale-bodied car built as both a coupe and a cabriolet.
The C-4R was his 1952 racer, still Chrysler-powered, which performed well at Le Mans and was all but unbeatable in American racing. The C-5R of 1953 was a challenger to the Jaguars at Le Mans. In 1954, Cunningham raced a much-modified Ferrari with water-cooled brakes and, in 1955, introduced his C-6R.

Fabulous, unpublished pictures from the Ludvigsen Library show these great cars on the track and at rest. They carried the American flag at home and abroad with style and panache.

Author:Karl Ludvigsen
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 26 x 1.3 cm / 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:122 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2003)
EAN:9781583881095
Book: Cunningham Sports Cars: American Racing Legends 1951-1955

Cunningham Sports Cars: American Racing Legends 1951-1955

Language: English

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