Apr 06 2009

Brochure “Harry Grant’s Own Story”

Richard, in 1911, American Locomotive Company published a promotional brochure The Vanderbilt Cup Race-Grant's Own Story. The brochure described Harry Grant's strategy in winning the Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1909 and 1910. He also gave credit to your grandfather:

During preparation and in the race, Frank H. Lee, who rides with me, is of inestimable value. He is my eyes. He is looking about us, looking behind for other cars and looking ahead for turns, while am watching the road and driving...Another thing, he must keep watch of the condition of the tires. Great credit is due the mechanic in any race. In every emergency the driver knows what he is going to do,but the mechanic does not. He has to trust the driver, and in a big race, such as the Vanderbilt Cup, his confidence has to be good and strong. I most certainly would rather drive than ride in a race.

The American Locomotive Company brochure is a hard to find piece of vanderbilia. Prominent automobilia collector Joel Finn has provided a PDF copy for VanderbiltCupRaces.com. Thanks Joel!


June 3, 2010 Update: -Color PDF of brochure "Harry Grant's Own Story"

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Apr 09 2009 Tom Grant 5:09 PM

Howard:  How cool is this.  Thanks again for all you do.  Be well.  Tom

Apr 11 2009 Howard Kroplick 5:03 PM

Hi Tom: It is a pleasure!


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