1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

  • Mar 30 2010

    The Six Winners of the Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904-1910)

    These are the six winners of the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910: (0 comments)

  • Feb 18 2010

    Then & Now: The Locomobile Factory in Bridgeport

    Old 16, the first American car to win a Vanderbilt Cup Race, was manufactured directly across the Long Island Sound in Bridgeport. Here are some photos of the Locomobile factory, one of the largest automobile manufacturing plants of its era. Remember to click on the photo to enlarge it. (2 comments)

  • Dec 25 2009

    Then & Now: Lake Success during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    As shown in this map of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Lakeville Road in Lake Success and New Hyde Park made up the western section of the course. (0 comments)

  • Dec 19 2009

    Starting Lineup: The 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    These 19 cars competed in the second Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 14, 1905 won by the #18 Darracq driven by Victor Hemery. Remember to click on the photos to enlarge the image: (2 comments)

  • Dec 08 2009

    Driver Profile: Victor Hemery- The 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race Winner

    Revised: October 31, 2010 Victor (August) Hemery was born in Sillé-le-Guillaume, a small town in La Sarthe, about 22 miles northwest from Le Mans, on November 18, 1876 He became a seaman as a young man, but was drawn to auto racing. His first appearance in motor racing was in the "Circuit du Nord" (0 comments)

  • Nov 26 2009

    Louis-Joseph Chevrolet and the Vanderbilt Cup Races- Part I

    Only four drivers particpated in half of the six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island; Herb Lytle (1904, 1905, and 1908), William Luttgen (1904, 1906,and 1908), Joe Tracy (1904, 1905, and 1906) and a driver whose name would become one of the most famous brands in American car history- Louis Chevrolet. Known for his daring, fearless and, (0 comments)

  • Nov 17 2009

    Driver Profile: Vincenzo Lancia

    A natural mechanical engineering genius, Vincenzo Lancia was born in Fobello, Italy August 21, 1881, the son of a wealthy country squire and soup canner. He received his formal education at the Turin Technical School studying bookkeeping. That background proved a poor predictor of his life’s direction. (0 comments)

  • Nov 13 2009

    Driver Profile: John Walter Christie: Front-Wheel Drive Pioneer

    The struggle of the Christie team in the 1905 and the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races was a kind of metaphor for (John) Walter Christie’s life. Born in River Edge, New Jersey on May 6, 1866, Christie spent his youth working as a machinist and studying mechanics. As a teenager, he worked at the (5 comments)

  • Nov 11 2009

    The Christie Front-Wheel Drive Car in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Among the most unique entries for the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the front-wheel drive Christie, named after its owner and creator, J. Walter Christie. One of just two cars to use Goodrich tires it was the first front-wheel drive car. Spur gears on each end of the crankshaft applied the (0 comments)

  • Nov 06 2009

    Driver Profile: William Luttgen Part II:  The 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    In a request from his granddaughter, yesterday I began a profile on William Luttgen, who participated in four Vanderbilt Cup Races from 1904 to 1908. Today's second installment focuses on the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race. (0 comments)

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