1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race

  • May 11 2010

    From the Drennan Collection: The Roosevelt Raceway Bar & Restaurant

    For the 1936 and 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Races, a former huge hangar for Roosevelt Field was converted into the Administration Building for the new Roosevelt Racway. As shown in this 1936 aerial, the buidling was located south of Old Country Road and behind two grandstands. Glass negatives from the Drennan Collection provide insight (0 comments)

  • May 10 2010

    In Search of Master Mechanic Charlie Kirschhoffer

    Jim Scott has emailed me the following request for information on mechanic Charlie Kirschhoffer: (4 comments)

  • May 06 2010

    A Treasure Box of Long Island Auto Racing Discovered by the Cradle of Aviation

    Last month the Cradle of Aviation Museum received a gift of the photographic archives of a man long-associated with Long Island aviation. Among the hundreds of photos in the collection was one box of 265 negatives and glass plates related to Long Island automobile racing. (4 comments)

  • Mar 16 2010

    Favorite Website: The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing

    Leif Snellman has developed this marvelous website The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing providing "race-by-race account of Grand Prix and Voiturette racing during the period 1934-1940". Among the races reviewed are the 1936 and 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Races. (1 comments)

  • 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 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 20 2008

    Newsreel “1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    This newsreel highlights the 1937 George Vanderbilt Cup Race held on July 5, 1937 at Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island. The winner of the race was German Bernd Rosemeyer averaging 82.6 mph in an Auto Union. (0 comments)

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