1906 American Elimination Trial

  • Aug 02 2008

    Eddie Rickenbacker: America’s Ace of Aces and Vanderbilt Cup Participant

    Prior to becoming America’s World War I “Ace of Aces”, an aviation industry pioneer, owner of the Indianapolis Speedway and before changing his last name to Rickenbaker, Eddie was one of the leading race drivers in the country. He participated in one American Elimination Trial for the Vanderbilt Cup (1 comments)

  • Mar 15 2008

    Eddie Rickenbacker and the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    Was Eddie Rickenbacker ever a driver in the Vanderbilt Cup Races? My uncle, Clyde Virgil Latta, was a mechanic with Rickenbacker around 1915 and 1916. I don't know if Clyde was associated with Rickenbacker before those years or not. Clyde was an extremely short man, not more than 5' tall, probably made (3 comments)

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