In a continuation of the series of the cars owned by William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., this is a profile of one of his classic automobiles.
The first Grand Prix was held on a 60-mile course near LeMans, France over a two-day period in June 1906. The winner was Ferenc Szisz in a new Renault Type AK powered by a large 13-liter, four-cylinder drive with a shaft drive.
William K. Vanderbilt Jr. was so impressed with the performance of this racecar that he requested Renault to build smaller 35/45 HP versions for him and his friends. A total of 10-15 Renault Vanderbilt Racers were produced with five known to exist today.