Images and Photo Galleries

  • Aug 01 2010

    Archives: 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Links to posts related to the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race (Updated: December 31, 2011): (0 comments)

  • May 06 2010

    From the Drennan Collection: The 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race Awards Ceremony

    Yesterday, I described the discovery of a treasure box of Long Island auto racing photos by the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Among the events covered by photographer John Drennan was the awards ceremony for the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race winner Tazio Nuvolari. I believe these photos have never been previously published . (2 comments)

  • Apr 09 2010

    1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race: Photos from the Nassau County Division of Museum Services

    Last month I spent a day exploring the photo archives of the Nassau County Division of Museum Services. These 12 photos were taken at the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race held at the new Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury. (15 comments)

  • Mar 23 2010

    Never Before Published Vanderbilt Cup Race Photos from a 1904 A.L.A.M. Scrapbook

    On Friday, October 7, 1904, the day before the first Vanderbilt Cup Race, superintendents and engineers of the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers (A.L.A.M.) gathered for a 65-mile "meet" covering Manhattan, Bronx and Westchester. At 10:00 AM, 17 cars lined up in front of the Locomobile headquarters, at 76 Street and Broadway (2 comments)

  • Mar 17 2010

    Amazing Photos from the Archives of the Nassau County Division of Museum Services

    Last week I had the opportunity to review the photo archives of the Nassau County Division of Museum Services. These photos are just a sampling of the treasures that I found including this aerial of the Garden City Hotel, the headquarters for Vanderbilt Cup Races from 1904 to 1910.(Remember to click (9 comments)

  • Dec 11 2009

    The Fairchild Collection of the NY State Archives-North Hempstead

    The latest favorite website on The Fairchild Aerial Survey Collection in the New York State Archives,forwarded by Bill Bellmer, provides hundreds of historic aerial photos of New York. Last Thursday's post highlighted several Motor Parkway aerial surveys in Queens. A few more Motor Parkway treasures can be (0 comments)

  • Sep 18 2009

    Five More Vanderbilt Cup Race Photos from the Pickering Collection

    As discussed this week, on Wednesday I met with Catherine Pickering, the granddaughter of William Pickering, one of Long Island's first photographers. Our examination of her grandfather's photo collection revealed several Vanderbilt Cup Race photos, many never published before. In an exclusive to, five more race photos are (2 comments)

  • Jul 21 2009

    Three More Spectacular 1904 Photos

    I am posting three more previously unpublished 1904 photos from a scrapbook album which I recently acquired. The above photo is probably the sharpest image ever shown of the spectators at the Westbury grandstand at the first interrnational raod race held in the United States. (1 comments)

  • Jul 19 2009

    Rare Photos of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race Discovered

    I recently acquired a 1904 scrapbook of 65 never-before published photos including 15 amazing images of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The most significant photo in the scrapbook is the only known documentation of the difficulties of #10 Fiat driven by Paul Sartori and owned by Willie K's cousin Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt at the start (0 comments)

  • Apr 25 2009

    Guy Frost’s Favorite Vanderbilt Cup Race Photo

    Guy Frost, chairman of the Vanderbilt Centennial Celebrations, has selected this photo as his favorite Vanderbilt Cup Race image. Taken during the 1908 race, referee William K. Vanderbilt Jr. is seen discussing the action with retired driver Joe Tracy. Joe drove in three Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904, 1905 and 1906) and two American Elimination (1 comments)

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