Tag: Joe Nelson


  • Jul 04 2016

    Mystery Foto #27 Solved: Drivers and Mechanicians of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race & Sweepstakes

    In a special Holiday Weekend Mystery Foto(s), these 13 images of drivers and mechanicians of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race and Sweepstakes were from the National Automotive Collection of the Detroit Public Library.

  • Oct 25 2011

    The 1910 Oldsmobile Vanderbilt Cup Racer: A Rebirth and Another Mystery

    Last April, VanderbiltCupRaces.com helped solve an Oldsmobile photo mystery which appeared in the Lansing State Journal. As discussed, the photo showed two Oldsmobile entrants for the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race displayed in front of the Downey House Hotel in Lansing, Michigan. The fascinating story of this Oldsmobile continues:

  • Apr 06 2011

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Helps Solve an Old Oldsmobile Photo Mystery in the Lansing State Journal

    Yesterday the Lansing State Journal published an article 'Old Oldsmobile photo leads owner on search for answers'. Barbara Wieland reported on a search for details on a vintage photo owned by an former Oldsmobile employee. After over 500 Lansing residents linked into VanderbiltCupRaces.com throughout the day, it was clear the

  • Jul 06 2010

    Starting Lineup: The 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    A large field of 30 cars raced in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 1, 1910. The race was run on the same course as in 1909- a total of 12.64 miles including 5.15 miles of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The winner needed to complete 22 laps of the course for a total of 278.08

  • Jun 20 2009

    Louis Chevrolet, Joe Tracy and the 1908 Matheson Team

    The Matheson Automobile Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania made a strong effort to win the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race. They hired Louis Chevrolet as one of the drivers for their two entrants and selected retired veteran driver Joe Tracy as their team manager.