Starting Lineups


  • Feb 06 2010

    Starting Lineup: The 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    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 (3 comments)


  • Jan 22 2010

    Starting Lineup: The 1908 Garden City Sweepstakes Updated: 2/15/16

    On September 10, 1908, the AAA Race Commission announced plans to christen the Motor Parkway with an event called, “The Long Island Motor Parkway Sweepstakes.” Five concurrent stock car races were scheduled for October 10, 1908. The idea was to create an opportunity to test the new course, timing systems, and crowd control for (0 comments)


  • Dec 19 2009

    Starting Lineup: The 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    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: (2 comments)


  • Dec 15 2009

    Starting Lineup: The 1905 American Elimination Trial

    Twelve cars were scheduled to compete in the 1905 American Elimination Trial. The race was held on September 23, 1905 to help determine the five American entrants for the Vanderbilt Cup Race: (0 comments)


  • Nov 20 2009

    Starting Lineup: The 1906 American Elimination Trial

    As in 1905, an American Elimination Trial determined the five racers to represent the United States in the Vanderbilt Cup Race. Of 16 entries, 12 cars survived the practice runs to race on Saturday, September 22, 1906. Here are images and profiles of all 16 cars. (Remember to click on the photos to enlarge): (2 comments)




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