Tag: Peter Helck


  • Feb 28 2012

    A Recently Rediscovered Peter Helck Painting “Bulls Head Turn”

    Jim Blanchard has forwarded an image of this spectacular Peter Helck painting.

  • Feb 23 2012

    Peter Helck’s “1908 Giant’s Despair Hill Climb”  Original Painting For Sale

    An original Peter Helck painting of William Haupt driving the Chadwick Six at a 1908 Wilkes-Barre Hill Climb is available for sale at the l'art et l'autombile website. Haupt drove the Chadwick at the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.

  • Feb 18 2012

    Verifying an Original Peter Helck Painting

    Anne R: "I have acquired what I believe is a fantastic original Peter Helck painting and I was wondering if you could help me verify its authenticity? Thank you in advance for your consideration."

  • Dec 27 2011

    Article “The 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race” by Peter Helck

    For the 1948 Veteran Motor Club of America Antique Auto Show, prominent artist Peter Helck, then owner of "Old 16", wrote an article on the Vanderbilt Cup Races for the official program. Supplemented by photos from the book "Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island", this is Helck's colorful description of the 1909 race:

  • Mar 31 2011

    Peter Helck’s Packard Gray Wolf Cover Painting for The Packard Cormorant

    In celebration of their Silver Anniversary, the Packard Club commissioned Peter Helck in 1978 to create a special cover painting for The Packard Cormorant, their official magazine.

  • Feb 07 2011

    Peter Helck and a Piece of Locomobile Vanderbilia

    In 1905 Roslyn photographer William Pickering captured the #7 Locomobile passing Krug's Hotel on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. The Locomobile's third place finish in the race was the first time an American car had ever placed in an international competition. Tim Helck, the grandson of Peter Helck, brought back memories of this

  • Apr 01 2010

    Old 16 Locomobile: The 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race Winner

    Most famous of all the Vanderbilt Cup racers, the victorious Locomobile of 1908 was the first American machine to win the race. Although the field for that event was far less prestigious than its predecessors, Americans heralded the car for its conquest of international competition.

  • Mar 13 2010

    A Tribute to Peter Helck (1893-1988), the Great American Artist

    Born in 1893, artist Peter Helck was just 13 years old in 1906 when he attended the Vanderbilt Cup Race as a spectator. Who could have known at the time his razor-sharp mind was absorbing memories that would transfer onto canvas decades later with amazing accuracy.

  • Sep 12 2009

    Film “Treasures of the Vanderbilt Cup Races”

    Attention Vanderbilia collectors: This eight-minute film features over 90 pieces of memorabilia associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904-1960) and the Long Island Motor Parkway (1908-1938). The Vanderbilia are from the Howard Kroplick Collection currently in safe storage for future exhibits and displays.

  • May 25 2009

    Joe Tracy and Old 16’s Last Great Victory

    Joe Tracy drove in three Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904, 1905, and 1906). But, after driving the Locomobile to a 10th place finish in the 1906 Race, he decided to retire from racing . However, Joe never lost his love for speed and the "Old 16" Locomobile. In June 1946, Tracy was given another opportunity for glory. Peter



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