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As an example, these are captions of the images that can be found on the website using a search for Vanderbilt Cup Races:
George Robertson on the left, Ralph DePalma in the center and Ralph Mulford on the right are shown at the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup race on Long Island
This photo is showing the 1904 Packard “Gray Wolf ” that was driven by Charles Schmidt in the first Vanderbilt Cup Race which was held that year. Schmidt finished 4th in the race averaging 39.0 mph. The race was won by George Heath in his French Panhard.
An great car and driver are seen in these two photos, the car above is Ralph DePalma’s famous 90 hp Mercedes. Below the master driver is seen on his way to winning the 1914 Santa Monica Road Race which was held on February, 26 1914.
A great car and driver are seen in these two photos, the car above is Ralph DePalma’s famous 90 hp Mercedes. Below the master driver is seen on his way to winning the 1914 Santa Monica Road Race which was held on February, 26 1914.
Old 16, as she is known, is a 1906 Locomobile and is without a doubt the most famous American racing car ever. It was one of a pair of racers Locomobile built that year and is shown above with Joe Tracy who drove it in the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup race. One of the two cars set the fastest lap time in that race but they were hampered by their old fashioned non demountable tires in comparison to the foreign cars who used demountable rims.
Here is a neat photo of Hotchkiss Vanderbilt Cup racer and a matching pedal car. This is the car and driver that struck and killed a spectator during the 1906 race.
The Maxwell-Briscoe Company from New York decided to enter the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup by building two cars, one with eight cylinders and the other with twelve. The latter employed and engine of boxer layout with radiators attached to the cylinder head and extending upwards. The car did not employ a water pump or a flywheel. Drive was made through a multiple disc clutch, 2 speed transmission and onto a bevel gear in the rear axle. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite make it to the Elimination Trial while the eight cylinder car was involved in an accident prior to the race.
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Featured 2011 Car Event of the Day
Farmingdale State College SAE Car Show, Saturday, April 30, 2011 Hosted by Farmingdale Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)