1960 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Attempt to Revive Vanderbilt Cup Race on Long Island After 23 Years

Location: Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, New York
Date: June 19, 1960

Sixteen years after William K. Vanderbilt II passed away in 1944 of heart failure, race promoters were still trying to leverage the legacy of his great race. On April 2, 1960 the New York Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) announced yet another “revival” of the Vanderbilt Cup. This time, the Vanderbilt family member was 62 year old Cornelius Vanderbilt IV, author, newspaperman and a nephew of Willie K.