Walter C. White
Drove the only steam-driven racer in the Vanderbilt Car Races
Born: 1876, Cleveland
Died: September 29, 1929, 53 years
Aug 27 2016
Vanderbilt Cup Racers on Glen Cove Road & Old Westbury Road & Special Exhibit “Images of East Hills”
My initial interest in the Vanderbilt Cup Races was the discovery that Glen Cove Road near my home in East Hills was part of the courses for both the 1905 and 1906 races. Below are some photos of the Vanderbilt Cup Race drivers on Glen Cove Road and Old Westbury Road (now
Sep 26 2015
In 1941 Peter Helck created this marvelous painting of Joe Tracy in his Locomobile battling Ferenc Szisz in a Renault at Bulls Head Turn in Greenvale during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Jan 20 2015
One of the most unique racers in the Vanderbilt Cup Races was the White Steamer. Built by a sewing machine and driven by Walter C. White, the son of the company's founder, the White Steamer competed in the 1905 American Elimination Trial and the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Mar 10 2014
This week's Mystery Foto featured the only steam-powered car to race in the Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Jan 29 2013
One of the six exciting turns in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the intersection of Lakeville Road and Jericho Turnpike.
Aug 06 2012
According to the Vanderbilt Cup Race rules, America could enter a maximum of five automobiles in the 1905 race. On September 23, 1905, the American Elimination Trial was held to determine the five entries from 12 American candidates.
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: Febraury 1, 2012):
Dec 19 2009
These 19 cars competed in the second Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 14, 1905 won by the #18 Darracq driven by Victor Hemery. Remember to click on the photos to enlarge the image:
Dec 15 2009
Twelve cars were scheduled to compete in the 1905 American Elimination Trial. The race was held on September 23, 1905 to help determine the five American entrants for the Vanderbilt Cup Race: