Cunningham Sports Cars, American Racing Legends 1951-1955 by Ludvigsen Karl
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Cunningham Sports Cars, American Racing Legends 1951-1955
By Ludvigsen Karl

Cunningham Sports Cars, American Racing Legends 1951-1955

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Cunningham Sports Cars, American Racing Legends 1951-1955 by Ludvigsen Karl

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Time magazine cover hero and Americas Cup yachtsman Briggs Cunningham cut a swathe through the post-war sports-racing scene with his magnificent Cunningham sports cars. He burst into view in 1951 with his Chrysler-powered C-2 sports-racers and in 1952 launched the production C-3, a Vignale-bodied car built as both a coupe and cabriolet. Some two dozen were made. The C-4R was his 1952 racer, still Chrysler-powered, which performed well at Le Mans and with Phil Walters and John Fitch was all but unbeatable in American racing. Radical with its solid-axle front end and colossal drum brakes, 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, beautifully engineered by Briggs Weaver and Offenhauser powered. Fabulous unpublished pictures from the Ludvigsen Library show these great cars on the track and at rest.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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781583881095
ISBN-10: 1583881093
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 260mm x 13mm)
Pages: 125
Imprint: Iconografix,U.S.
Publisher: Iconografix,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ludvigsen Karl

Karl Ludvigsen has a distinguished record of accomplishment at senior levels throughout the worldwide motor industry. He has received wide recognition for his work as an editor, journalist, historian and author. Not only has he been employed at senior levels with Ford of Europe, Fiat North America, and General Motors, but he has also been involved in editorial roles with Motor Trend magazine, Auto Age, and Sports Car Illustrated and Car and Driver. Ludvigsen is in demand from the press of North America and Europe as a source of information on industry trends, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences. Currently, Ludvigsen acts as Chairman of Ludvigsen Associates Limited (a consulting company), Managing Director of Euromotor Reports Limited and Director of Ludvigsen Library Limited.

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