1911 Vanderbilt Cup Race

The Vanderbilt Cup Race moves to the South

Location: Savannah and Effingham, Georgia
Date: November 27, 1911

Racing returned to Savannah in November, 1911. The Vanderbilt Cup and the Grand Prize were to be held within three days of each other. Savannah welcomed the racers, holding lavish parties and improving the circuit that AAA’s Fred Wagner called, “the finest road course in the world.” More banking was added to the turns, and the course was straightened and widened where possible. American road racing had found its home.