Dec 06 2010

Jimmy Snyder- One of the Great Chicago Auto Racers

Chicagoland has posted an excellent

biography of Jimmy Snyder who drove the #2 Boyle Special at the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race and is considered "one of the greats" in Chicago auto racing history".

As described by Stan Kalwasinski, "Snyder competed in the 1937 George Vanderbilt Cup Grand Prix race at New York’s Roosevelt Raceway. Snyder and his Boyle Special were not around for the finish of the 90 lap/300 mile event, dropping out of the race with gear lever problems after completing 39 laps." Chicagoland has also posted a photo scrapbook of Jimmy Snyder



Snyder is seen here leading the pack at Roosevelt Raceway. The Boyle Special was powered by a 268-cubic inch, two-valve, DOHC Miller developing 250 hp at 6,000 rpm.

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Index: 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race

A one-minute newsreel of the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race:


Jul 14 2013 Jonathan Snyder 1:32 AM

This was my great grandfather but I cant seem to find much more about him any help?

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