• 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)


  • Jun 22 2009

    Original Survey Maps of the Long Island Motor Parkway Discovered!

    Over the last 80 years, the survey firm of Barrett, Bonacci and Van Weele has acquired many Nassau and Suffolk survey firms, including several which conducted work for the Long Island Motor Parkway, Inc. Within their historical files were 572 survey maps of the Motor Parkway dating from 1907 to 1985. These maps will (6 comments)


  • Jun 20 2009

    Louis Chevrolet, Joe Tracy and the 1908 Matheson Team

    The Matheson Automobile Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania made a strong effort to win the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race. They hired Louis Chevrolet as one of the drivers for their two entrants and selected retired veteran driver Joe Tracy as their team manager. (0 comments)


  • Jun 19 2009

    Hear the Star of the Broadway Musical “Vanderbilt Cup” Sing!

    No greater evidence of the success of the Vanderbilt Cup Race emerged than when popular culture embraced it. In January 1906, the first two races inspired a Broadway musical titled, aptly enough, “The Vanderbilt Cup,” starring 17-year old sensation Elsie Janis. (2 comments)


  • Jun 18 2009

    Newsday- Alco In the Garage

    Today's Newsday's "In the Garage" column by David Fluhrer features the Alco--6 Black Beast Racer. Highlights include: (0 comments)


  • Jun 17 2009

    Images from the 2009 Greenwich Concours

    Several websites have posted images from the 2009 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance held on June 6-7, 2009. These two photos are courtesy of Ed Hyman and can found on the VSCCA website. (0 comments)


  • Jun 15 2009

    An Alco Racer and its Infamous Owner- Grover Cleveland Bergdoll

    In addition to the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer, the American Locomotive Company built at least three other race cars including an Alco Racer owned by Grover Cleveland Bergdoll (1893-1966). In this photo taken by Nathan Lazarnick, Bergdoll appears to be working on the removable rim of his Alco. (0 comments)


  • Jun 13 2009

    The Michelin Men at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    This is one of my favorite photos discovered in the personal archives of William K. Vanderbilt Jr. at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. (0 comments)


  • Jun 13 2009

    Search Engines for Vanderbilt Cup Races

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com is currently ranked #1 on all search engines for "Vanderbilt Cup Races". Here are links to six leading search engines including Microsoft's new Bing.com: (0 comments)


  • Jun 11 2009

    Update on Second Annual Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours on Sunday, July 26th

    The Second Annual Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours will once again be held at Roosevelt Field on Sunday, July 26th. The planned course is expected to be larger and even more exciting than 2008. The restored Alco-6 Black Beast Racer, winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races, will participate and run again (2 comments)




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