Vanderbilia


  • Apr 06 2009

    Brochure “Harry Grant’s Own Story”

    Richard, in 1911, American Locomotive Company published a promotional brochure The Vanderbilt Cup Race-Grant's Own Story. The brochure described Harry Grant's strategy in winning the Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1909 and 1910. He also gave credit to your grandfather: (2 comments)


  • Feb 22 2009

    The Vanderbilt Cup Race Brassards

    During every Vanderbilt Cup Race, all officials wore silk brassards (armbands) to allow them on the course. This latest acquistion to my Vanderbilia collection was a brassard worn by two officials. (0 comments)


  • Sep 01 2008

    Vanderbilia: The 1910 Cole Plaque

    I have an embossed shield with a pressed design on it that says "Massapequa Sweepstakes in Vanderbilt Cup Race Trophy 1910" with the embossing of what appears to be a trophy with a race car and driver on top and below the trophy it says "Won by Cole 30" 126.4 Miles Time 138 min 4.32 (5 comments)


  • Aug 22 2008

    Ebay Auction of a 1906 Press Ribbon Sets Vanderbilia Record of $3,051

    An eBay auction set a record for a Vanderbilt Cup Race ribbon. A press ribbon for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was sold for $3,051. (0 comments)


  • Aug 15 2008

    Question of the Week: Can you Identify this Signed Willie K. Photo?

    I have a photo signed by William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. taken, I believe, at Daytona Beach, Florida. The caption reads "Official world's record made by W.K.V.Jr. in this Mercedes car. From 1 to 50 miles, the latter distance accomplished in 40 min. 49 4/5 sec. Date Jan. 1904. W.K. Vanderbilt Jr. " (3 comments)




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