The White Steamer Sputters in Front of Vanderbilt’s Estate

The unique 40-hp #19 White Steamer sputtered early in the race. During lap five, the steamer punctured its left front tire at the Guinea Woods Turn and limped on its rim as it passed William K. Vanderbilt Jr.’s Deepdale estate in Lake Success. Portions of the gates surrounding the Deepdale estate (left) are still standing today on Lakeville Avenue.