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.
The six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910 were the greatest sporting events of their day, and the first international automobile road races held in the United States. The races had a far-reaching impact on the development of American automobiles and parkways. This site provides comprehensive information on the races, the Long Island Motor Parkway and current Long Island automotive events, car shows and news.