1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

  • May 09 2009

    Anderson Cooper’s Grandfather at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    CNN journalist Anderson Cooper's grandfather Reginald Vanderbilt was William K.Vanderbilt Jr's cousin. In this photo, Reggie Vanderbilt (second from the left) can be seen speaking to Willie K. at the start of the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The man with the binoculars is Jefferson De Mont Thompson, chairman of the (0 comments)

  • May 05 2009

    The “X” Mercedes Racer in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    A total of 116 cars participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island from 1904 to 1910. Only one car raced without a number- the "X" Mercedes driven by American Al Campbell during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race. As seen in this photo, the "X" car is making the "New Hyde Park Turn" (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)

  • Apr 12 2009

    The most dramatic image of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    One of the stirring moments that built the legend of the Vanderbilt Cup Race occurred at the Hairpin Turn during the1906 race. A spare tire and rim strapped to the back of the #18 Lorraine-Dietrich broke loose and began to thrash the gas tank. Riding mechanician Franville clutched the heavy mounted (3 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)

  • Mar 20 2009

    Film: A Tribute to Joe Tracy

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Joe Tracy , one of the best Vanderbilt Cup Race drivers. In tribute to Joe and his mechanican Al Poole, I have placed a five-minute film of their racing careers in the Blog. (3 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)

  • Jun 14 2008

    1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race Pin Sets An Auction Record

    A Vanderbilia record was set on June 7, 2008 when a souvenir pin from the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race sold for $2,805 on Ebay to a Long Island collector. (0 comments)

  • Mar 24 2008

    Fatalities Associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904-1910)

    Bob Miller, the well-known Long Island Motor Parkway historian, has raised the question of the exact number of deaths that occurred during the 1904-1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races. (0 comments)

  • Mar 10 2008

    Film “The 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    The 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was one of the most exciting sporting events of its era- drawing over 200,000 spectators to Long Island. This rare film shows the race action among the French, Italian, German and American cars at the grandstand on Jericho Turnpike in Westbury and the Hairpin Turn at Wheatley (6 comments)

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