Robertson’s Plaque

Collectibles and memorabilia from the Vanderbilt Cup Races have turned up in auctions, flea markets and the Internet throughout the years. The rarest items are the 22 oval bronze plaques produced by Tiffany & Company from 1904 to 1916. The race sponsors produced two plaques for each race that were presented to the winning driver and manufacturer. Until 1910 when $2,000 was awarded to the winner, the plaque was the only official award and compensation given to the driver for winning the Vanderbilt Cup Race by the sponsors.