Tag: Breese


  • Dec 27 2016

    Helck Family Collection: “The Most Thrilling Race I Have Ever Seen” by Barrett H. Clark, Jr.

    In the November 1947 issue of Speed Age influential editor and literary manager Barrett H. Clark, Jr. described "the most thrilling race I have ever seen." Surprisingly, the race was last race of the 1946 VMCCA Jubilee Anniversary held at the Mineola Fair Grounds in Garden City.

  • Dec 26 2016

    Mystery Foto #52 Solved: Old 16 at the 1946 VMCCA Jubilee Anniversary at the Mineola Fair Grounds

    The Heck Family Collection provided one more challenge in the final Mystery Foto of the year.

  • Feb 20 2013

    The 1946 VMCCA Jubilee Anniversary at the Mineola Fair Grounds

    In June 1946, the Veteran Motor Car Club of America sponsored its 50th Anniversary Jubilee featuring a parade of 75 vintage cars and nine races at the Mineola Fair Grounds on Long Island.

  • Aug 04 2012

    Southampton’s James L. Breese and the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    James Lawrence Breese (1854-1934) was a wealthy stockbroker and renowned amateur photographer with a spectacular country home in Southampton. Supported by a fortune made in finance at his firm Breese & Smith, his real passions were photography, art, automobiles, racing and architecture.

  • Aug 24 2010

    A Mystery Photo from the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race: The B.L.M. Racer

    One of the many nice people that I met last Friday at the Saratoga Automobile Museum was Marie Foster of Champlain Canal Tour Boats. Marie brought along this photo with the caption "1906 Vanderbilt Racer, NYC." One of her favorite vintage car photos for years, no one had ever been able

  • Jul 06 2009

    The 1911 Breese Racer

    Sunday's post featured a film of the 1946 "Race of Racers" where Old 16 driven by Joe Tracy just beat out the 1911 "Breese of Paris" Racer driven by Bobby Breese. Walter McCarthy has provided this photo of Bobby Breese and his car.

  • Jul 05 2009

    Film “The Last Race for Old 16 and Joe Tracy?” (1946)

    In June 1946, the Veteran Motor Car Club of America sponsored its 50th Anniversary Jubilee featuring a parade of 75 vintage cars and nine races at the Mineola Fair Grounds on Long Island. Courtesy of Walter McCarthy and the Long Island Old Car Club, the highlights of the Jubilee have been captured

  • Mar 04 2008

    Film “1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    In one of the earliest sports films ever made, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race action was captured by cameramen G.W. Bitzer and A.E. Weed of the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company in Westbury and Plainedge.