A stock looking 1950 Cadillac along with a bizarre appearing envelope bodied 1950 Cadillac raced in the 1950 Le Mans 24-hour race.
This Cadillac was called Le Monstre by the French because they said it looked like a monster.
The Cadillac “Le Monstre” driven by Briggs Cunningham and Phil Walters placed 11th. There were 60 cars entered but only 29 finished the race.
The stock appearing Cadillac driven by Miles Collier and Sam Collier placed 10th.
Samuel Collier was killed while leading the 1950 Watkins Glen Grand Prix. His brother, Miles Collier, gave up racing soon after and died of polio within a few years.
Phil Walters also raced under the name Ted Tappett. He retired from racing after the 1955 Le Mans race. A tragic crash during the 1955 race at Le Mans killed eighty-three spectators and a driver. Another 16 spectators died later. Phil Walters was not involved in the accident but that was his last race. Walters died in 2000 at the age of 83.
Briggs Cunningham died in 2003 at the age of 96.