Chadwick #4 (1908)
The "Big Six" -first supercharged racing car participated in both 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race and American Grand Prize
Mechanician: E.A. Lindquist
Finish Place: 10
Dec 23 2016
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.
Feb 15 2016
This weekend's Mystery Foto featured a very busy viewing site for the Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Nov 02 2015
The owner of this important Peter Helck painting forwarded these images for this weekend's Mystery Foto.
Jan 14 2015
The Velocity Channel's 2013 AmeriCARna "Vanderbilt Cup" episode focused on the six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island and the Vanderbilt Cup trophy. This three-minute segment highlighted the Elllison Avenue LIRR Bridge on the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race course and the creation of the Long Island Motor Parkway.
Dec 15 2014
Mystery Foto #98 Solved:The #4 Chadwick on the Ellison Ave RR Bridge During 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race
Frank Femenias has forwarded this weekend's Mystery Foto that he discovered while searching the Detroit Public Library's National Automotive Collection.
Nov 24 2014
This weekend's Mystery Foto was courtesy of the Detroit Public Library Digital Collections.
Oct 30 2013
The 39th bridge in the series documenting the 60 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the Newbridge Road Bridge in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown).
Feb 23 2012
An original Peter Helck painting of William Haupt driving the Chadwick Six at a 1908 Wilkes-Barre Hill Climb is available for sale at the l'art et l'autombile website. Haupt drove the Chadwick at the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jun 23 2010
One of the most spectacular vantage points of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race course was the Long Island Rail Road Bridge on Ellison Road in Westbury. Drivers mounting the sharp grade of the bridge would often find the wheels of their cars lifting off the road as if they were about
Feb 06 2010
These are the 17 cars that raced in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 24, 1908. The race was run over a 23.46 mile course including 8 miles of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The winner needed to complete 11 laps of the course for a total of 258.06 miles. Remember to click on the photos