Sport: Cunningham & Co.

Millionaire Sportsman Briggs Cunningham, the only U.S. builder of first-class sports cars, tried a year ago to crack the European monopoly. He entered three cars in the 24-hour Le Mans race, the No. 1 event of sports-car road racing, and the most grueling. One Cunningham Special skidded off the road and cracked up; the second was forced out with a mechanical failure; the third finished 18th. Last week, loaded down with twelve tons of spare parts (including 25 spare tires and wheels, 1,500 spark plugs) and an entourage of 20 dedicated people (drivers, mechanics, an electrician and a trained nurse),...

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