Established a world's kilometer record of 143.9 miles per hour at Ostend with a 300 -hp Fiat
Born: February 9, 1882 New York City
Died: February 11, 1954 72 Years
Dec 02 2016
Since the next Long Island car show is now over four months away, it is time to introduce a new VanderbiltCupRaces.com series: Driver of the Week. First up is Arthur Duray, a French driver who participated in the 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Jun 21 2016
Professor Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has forwarded an article on the Vanderbilt Cup Race from a December 1906 French magazine Les Sportes Modernes. Sam Berliner III has provided its English translation.
Mar 29 2016
Kim Marie has written an article on the Vanderbilt Cup Races in the April 2016 issue of the Long Island Pulse.
Jan 23 2016
Professor Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has spent ten years researching Michelin's graphic history. In July 2015, Pau completed his doctorate thesis "The forgotten years of Bibendum: the American stage of Michelin in Milltown." Design, illustration and advertising at tire companies (1900-1930). .
Sep 26 2015
In 1941 Peter Helck created this marvelous painting of Joe Tracy in his Locomobile battling Ferenc Szisz in a Renault at Bulls Head Turn in Greenvale during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Aug 18 2015
Brian McBride forwarded this weekend's Mystery Foto and asking for help in identifying it.
Mar 14 2015
The Vanderbilt Cup Races made headlines in newspapers and automobile trade journals throughout the United States. The October 11, 1906 issue of The Motor Way featured a 12-page cover story on the 1906 race including these images and illustrations.
Jun 16 2014
Bill Bellmer, member of the Village of Garden City Planning Commission, forwarded this week's Mystery Foto.
Jan 29 2013
One of the six exciting turns in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the intersection of Lakeville Road and Jericho Turnpike.
Aug 28 2012
As part of the lecture series sponsored by the Roslyn Landmark Society, tonight I will be presenting an overview of the Vanderbilt Cup Races with a focus on racing in the Roslyn area.
Aug 16 2012
Presentation:“The Incredible Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island: Racing on Roslyn Roads”, Roslyn NY
As part of the lecture series sponsored by the Roslyn Landmark Society, Howard Kroplick will be presenting an overview of the Vanderbilt Cup Races with a focus on racing in the Roslyn area.
Jan 31 2012
Krug's Hotel, on the north-west corner of Jericho Turnpike and Willis Avenue in Mineola, was a favorite viewing site for the 1904, 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races. This Then & Now look found a rarity- A building on the Vanderbilt Cup Race course that is still standing!
Jun 29 2011
Eric M: "Can you provide a sampling of your favorite Vanderbilt Cup Race and Long Island Motor Parkway images?":
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: February 1, 2012):
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: Febraury 1, 2012):
Dec 30 2009
For the last post of 2009, here are the 17 cars that competed in the third Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 6,1906. The race was won by the #10 Darracq driven by Louis Wagner. Remember to click on the photos to enlarge the image.
Dec 19 2009
These 19 cars competed in the second Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 14, 1905 won by the #18 Darracq driven by Victor Hemery. Remember to click on the photos to enlarge the image:
Apr 12 2009
One of the stirring moments that built the legend of the Vanderbilt Cup Race occurred at the Hairpin Turn during the1906 race. A spare tire and rim strapped to the back of the #18 Lorraine-Dietrich broke loose and began to thrash the gas tank. Riding mechanician Franville clutched the heavy mounted