1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race


  • Oct 31 2009

    Where in the stands is Horace A. Beale, Jr?

    H. Binney Peale: Do you have any photos of my grandfather Horace A. Beale, Jr. at the 1905 or 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races? (2 comments)


  • Oct 21 2009

    The “X” Mercedes Comes to Roslyn for the 1905 Race

    Only one of the 116 cars that participated in the six Long Island Vanderbilt Cup Races did not have a number...the "X" Mercedes driven by Al Campbell in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race. Campbell used the "X" instead of the unlucky 13 which he had drawn as the number and starting position (3 comments)


  • Sep 26 2009

    Chicken à la King, Foxhall Keene and the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The hometown favorite of the 1905 and 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Races was millionaire sportsman and Wall Street broker Foxhall Keene. Although proficient in auto racing, polo, equestrian riding, football and shooting, it was a food dish where Keene made his name. But first, let's discuss Keene's Vanderbilt Cup racing career. (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 VanderbiltCupRaces.com, five more race photos are (2 comments)


  • Sep 16 2009

    Meeting the Granddaughter of a Vanderbilt Cup Race Photographer

    Today I had a fascinating meeting with Catherine Pickering, granddaughter of William Pickering. As one of the first Long Island photographers, William Pickering shot scenes of the the Vanderbilt Cup Races from 1905 to 1910. Pickering would then sell these photos as postcards in his East Broadway Roslyn store. (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)


  • May 30 2009

    The Premier Vanderbilt Cup Racer that Never Raced

    The Premier Motor Company of Indianapolis, Indiana in 1905 built a special race car to compete in the 1905 American Elimination Trial and Vanderbilt Cup Race. The four-cylinder car had a huge 923.4 cubic inch engine; the largest air-cooled motor in existence and some speculated that it could produce 100 horsepower. As shown in (5 comments)


  • Apr 02 2009

    Louis Chevrolet-The most famous name in the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The most famous name in the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island was Louis Chevrolet. Chevrolet participated in more Vanderbilt Cup Races than any other driver (1905, 1908,1909 &1910). His name has become one of the most recognizable brands in American car history. For more information on Chevrolet, read this excellent profile (1 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)




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