Robertson Takes the Checkered Flag

Brash and daring, 23-year-old George Robertson took the checkered flag from starter Fred Wagner before a huge crowd in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown). Jefferson De Mont Thompson, Chairman of the Race Commission, was seen with his hands raised. Beside him to his left was the ever-vigilant referee, William K. Vanderbilt Jr. Now called “Old Number 16,” the car is currently displayed at The Henry Ford, a museum in Dearborn, Michigan.