The Collier Family Collection, provided by Collier brothers C. Miles, Sam and Barron along with their friend Briggs Cunningham, who are recognized for their contributions to American road racing. Included are documents and photographs from the 1930s through the 1950s that reveal interesting perspectives about Americans at Le Mans, Grand Prix Racing at Watkins Glen and other courses. The Collier brothers were instrumental in forming the Automobile Racing Club of America ( ARCA ), the predecessor organization to the SCCA.
Collier Brothers at the Rod and Gun Club, Everglades City, l to r Samuel Collier, C. Miles Collier, D. Graham Copeland, Barron Collier, 1940s
Collier Brothers, Le Mans, France 1950, Miles (l), Sam (r)
American road racers, Miles and Sam Collier (both center in black), fill up at a Watkins Glen service station – late 40s.
C. Miles Collier at the wheel of his #26 Bu – Merc at the 1939 New York World's Fair ARCA Race—October 6, 1940. The 'Bu–Merc' is a Mercedes SSK body with a Buick Century Straight Eight engine.
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Briggs Cunningham was one of the first to use two-way radios at Le Mans in 1950 by installing them in both the LeMonstre and the Petit Pataud. You can see both cars at Revs. Learn more