The Alco Black Beast

The restored racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races and raced in the first Indy 500



Nicknamed “the Black Beast,” this was one of the most famous race cars of its era. A two-time winner of the Vanderbilt Cup, a major event in the early years of American motorsport, the car was the favorite to win the first Indianapolis 500-mile race in 1911.

Related Posts


  • Dec 24 2008

    Alco Black Beast Racer Makes the News!

    Check out page 6 of today's Newsday for an excellent article by reporter Bill Bleyer.

  • Dec 21 2008

    The Restored Alco-6 Racer Returning to Long Island!

    I am pleased to announce the restored Alco-6 Racer that is believed to have won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races will be returning to Long Island in 2009. I have purchased the car from Jean-Louis Duret of Annecy, France. Click on these links for information and images of the car.

  • Dec 06 2008

    Looking for the Restored 1909 Alco-6 Racer

    It has been over 15 years since the restored 1908 Alco-6 racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races called the United States its home. For years, I had heard the car was in a lobby in an office building in France. Three weeks ago, I decided to take up the challenge

  • Jul 12 2008

    The Alco Black Beast: Winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races

    An excellent write-up of the Alco 6- winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races can be found on the conceptcarz.com website.



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