Jun 24 2009

Chevrolet Challenges Heath during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Louis Chevrolet in a FIAT challenging George Heath in a Panhard during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was captured in this dramatic photo published in the French publication Les Sports Modernes in October 1905.

The photo was taken at the New Hyde Park Turn at the corner of Lakeville Road and Jericho Turnpike. Note how close the spectators are to the cars, which are making the turn at speeds of over 50 miles per hour.

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