Tag: Fred Wagner

  • Jun 29 2011

    Favorite Images of the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway

    Eric M: "Can you provide a sampling of your favorite Vanderbilt Cup Race and Long Island Motor Parkway images?":

  • Sep 16 2010

    Starting Lineup- The 8 “N” Cars of the 1908 Nassau Sweepstakes

    On September 10, 1908, the AAA Race Commission announced plans to christen the Motor Parkway with an event called, “The Long Island Motor Parkway Sweepstakes.” Five concurrent stock car races were scheduled for October 10, 1908. The idea was to create an opportunity to test the new course, timing systems, and crowd control for

  • Feb 15 2010

    The Checkered Flags of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    As Louis Wagner was about to win the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race in the #10 Darracq, starter Fred Wagner waved what is believed to be the first checkered flag used to signify the finish of an auto race. Here are the winners of the six Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island...the

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