Briggs Cunningham
Driver/Car Builder
Class of 2014

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Calling Westport, CT home for most of his life, he was an American sports-car racing pioneer, a competitor, patron, sponsor and car builder.

Starting as a driver in the 1930s, he began building often exotic racing machines in the 40s. Determined to put America on a level with the Europeans, he produced a list of high-performance prototype machines in the 1950s and competed on the international stage at LeMans and Sebring, his entry posting a fourth at the former and winning at the latter. He passed away in 2003.


Cunningham in 1932, in his only sprint
car, the Frontenac Spl.