Tag: Locomobile


  • Feb 28 2010

    The Amazing and Continuing Saga of the 1906 Locomobile Twins- Part II

    In response to Dean B's email, last Sunday, I started the story of the 1906 Locomobile twins. Here's a recap and Part II.

  • Feb 27 2010

    The Amazing and Continuing Saga of the 1906 Locomobile Twins- Part I

    Dean, thanks for forwarding your neighbor's recollection and for asking the question. I have heard the story of the discarded Locomobiles....from articles by Peter Helck (1893-1988), the great American artist and former owner of the "Old 16" Locomobile. But, let's start at the beginning.

  • Feb 18 2010

    Then & Now: The Locomobile Factory in Bridgeport

    Old 16, the first American car to win a Vanderbilt Cup Race, was manufactured directly across the Long Island Sound in Bridgeport. Here are some photos of the Locomobile factory, one of the largest automobile manufacturing plants of its era. Remember to click on the photo to enlarge it.

  • Jan 24 2010

    Five Locomobiles with Vanderbilt Cup Mascots

    Some of the most sought after Vanderbilia are the Vanderbilt Cup radiator mascots and sterling silver banquet favors issued by the Locomobile Company to celebrate their victory in the 1908 race. These five 1909 and 1910 Locomobile vehicles proudly displayed their Vanderbilt Cup radiator mascots:

  • Mar 23 2009

    1908 Locomobile Trophy Purchased for $128,700

    Two weeks before the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, driver George Robertson won the 200-mile Fairmont Park Motor Race with Irving Morse's 40 HP Locomobile. Robertson was rewarded with $2,500 while Morse (related to the Samuel "Morse Code" Morse) received a 31-pound, 3-foot sterling silver trophy "The Founder's Week Cup". On Sunday, this magnificent



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