Drivers


  • Nov 04 2009

    Driver Profile: William Luttgen Part I: The 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Lisa, thanks for the email. William Luttgen participated in four Vanderbilt Cup Races, three as a driver (1904, 1906, and 1908) and one as a mechanician (1905). According to the magazine Antique Automobile, when he died at the age of 88 in 1965, he was “the last living participant in the first Vanderbilt Cup Race”. Here (2 comments)


  • Jun 24 2009

    Chevrolet Challenges Heath during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Louis Chevrolet in a FIAT challenging George Heath in a Panhard during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was captured in this dramatic photo published in the French publication Les Sports Modernes in October 1905. (0 comments)


  • Jun 24 2009

    Vanderbilt Cup Race Drivers on the Broadway Stage in 1906

    Last week, a photo was posted of Elsie Janis on stage for the 1906 musical The Vanderbilt Cup. The above recently restored photo was taken during the same night as the drivers and mechanicians posed with Elsie Janis after the show. (0 comments)


  • Jun 20 2009

    Louis Chevrolet, Joe Tracy and the 1908 Matheson Team

    The Matheson Automobile Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania made a strong effort to win the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race. They hired Louis Chevrolet as one of the drivers for their two entrants and selected retired veteran driver Joe Tracy as their team manager. (0 comments)


  • May 15 2009

    The Great Tazio Nuvolari in the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    In 1936 the Vanderbilt Cup Races returned to Long Island with the new Roosevelt Raceway built in Westbury.The winner of the race was the great Italian driver Tazio Nuvolari in #8 Alfa-Romeo. His victory was captured in this exciting newsreel. (2 comments)


  • Mar 21 2009

    Joe Tracy Honored By Race Fans

    On the 50th anniversary of the death of Joe Tracy, a group of race fans honored the Vanderbilt Cup Race driver with a visit to his gravesite on Long Island. Led by Tony Carroll, Secretary of the Vintage Sports Car Club of America, Joe was honored yesterday with a toast (0 comments)


  • Aug 10 2008

    Driver Profile: Ralph DePalma

    Excellent article from emercedesbenz.comon Ralph DePalma, winner of the 1912 and 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Races. (0 comments)


  • 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)




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