Dec 23 2016

Driver of the Week: Willie Haupt (1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race)

Driver of the Week is William (Willie) H. Haupt who drove the Chadwick "Big Six", the first supercharged racing car, to a 10th place finish in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.


Howard Kroplick

Courtesy of the book "The First American Grand Prix" by Tanya A. Bailey

1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Haupt in the #4 Chadwick finished 10th. Running in lap 9 when race was called.

At the starting line in front of the grandstands.

Climb the LIRR Bridge on Ellison Road in Westbury.

On top of the Newbridge Road Motor Parkway Bridge.

At the bottom of the same bridge.

The Chadwick developed a magneto problem on lap 7.

The Chadwick battling the Locomobile Old 16 as depicted in another Peter Helck classic.


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