1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race


  • Mar 15 2010

    George Vanderbilt Cup Race Tickets and Passes

    Dave, your father likely used this ticket to attend the first George Vanderbilt Cup Race held at Roosevelt Raceway on October 12, 1936. The race was won by the great Italian Tazio Nuvolari, seen here receiving the huge trophy from Willie K's cousin, 22-year old George Vanderbilt III. (2 comments)


  • Jan 19 2010

    Favorite Website: Team Dan Race Archives

    Darren Galpin at the Team Dan website has compiled the results for major historic races and drivers including five of the six William K. Vanderbilt Jr. Cup Races held on Long Island. (3 comments)


  • Jan 19 2010

    Can You Help Identify This 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race Brass Box?

    Hi Matt, I have never seen this box before or whether it was used as one of the entrants' gifts or a prize for the top finishers. The 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race was won by the great Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa-Romeo. I will post your photos and see if anyone (3 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)


  • Feb 12 2009

    Lou Meyer’s Crash During the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race Practice

    Rupert, this photo shows the Type 59 Bugatti after it crashed in practice one day before the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 12, 1936 at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury. Louis Meyer (wearing the helmut) was one of the leading racers of the era and the first three-time winner of the Indy 500. (0 comments)


  • Jan 14 2009

    The Revival of the Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1936 and 1937

    American Auto racing in the 1930’s had dwindled in the face of the Great Depression. Road racing was dead. Gone, too, were the wood plank bowl speedways of the roaring twenties, leaving the Indianapolis 500 as the one occasion each year to spotlight the sport. The spirit of American road racing (0 comments)


  • Mar 10 2008

    Film “1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    This newsreel highlights the 1936 George Vanderbilt Cup Race held at the new Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island. The race was held on October 12, 1936 and was won by the Italian ace driver Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo. (1 comments)




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