The Alco Black Beast
The restored racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races and raced in the first Indy 500
Nicknamed “the Black Beast,” this was one of the most famous race cars of its era. A two-time winner of the Vanderbilt Cup, a major event in the early years of American motorsport, the car was the favorite to win the first Indianapolis 500-mile race in 1911.
Dec 02 2013
Last week's Mystery Foto featured a shaft driven Alco racer.
Oct 28 2013
Hugh Nutting submitted this week's Mystery Foto, a previously unpublished photo of a race car.
Oct 08 2013
This four -minute news clip on the Alco Black Beast was created by videojournalist Louis Dane for FiOS1 Long Island.
Aug 28 2013
The Black Beast will be the January 2014 car for Hemmings Classic Car 2014 Calendar.
Aug 06 2013
Roger Patterson submitted this Mystery Foto of the one-of-one 1938 Phantom Corsair...considered by many experts to be the most futuristic car of the 1930s.
Aug 01 2013
Hear the Alco Black Beast roar in 2014!
Jun 29 2013
Based on YouTube views, below are the top 15 videos featuring the Alco Black Beast. Amazingly, over 37,000 people have viewed the 5-minute clip of the Black Beast in the 2012 History Channel's series "Men Who Built America."
Jun 24 2013
It was another wonderful vintage motocar festival at Klingberg Family Center on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in New Britain Connecticut.
Jun 12 2013
One of the favorite locations to watch the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races was the Old Country Road Turn in Hicksville. Here is a "Then & Now" of the turn and another Vanderbilt Cup Race discovery.
May 31 2013
Over the last two years, VanderbiltCupRaces.com has attempted to document the Alco "12"- the 12 reported existing rebuilt and restored cars made originally by the American Locomotive Company in Providence, Rhode Island.