Tag: Mechanicians


  • Jun 08 2017

    Comment of the Week: Who was Victor Demogeot?

    Kin: There is a 1911 set of auto drivers cards. One of the cards is someone named “Demoget” and the card back states that he won fourth place in the 1904 event. Does anyone happen to know anything of this man?

  • Jan 21 2017

    Driver/Mechanician of the Week: Al Poole (1904, 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races)

    The driver/mechanician of the week is Al Poole- the mechanican for Joe Tracy in the 1904, 1905 , and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races and the 1905 and 1906 American Elimination Trials.

  • Aug 27 2011

    A Tribute to the Mechanicians of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    Every race car that participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races of 1904 to 1910 carried two men, the driver and a riding mechanic called a mechanician. The mechanician assisted with repairs, helped navigate the course, and, when needed, worked a hand pump to maintain fuel pressure. The mechanician was the most dangerous

  • Feb 03 2009

    The Great FIAT Mechanician Tony Scudelari

    Lou, Tony Scudelari (aka Anthony Scudalari) was indeed a FIAT employee from around 1908 to 1912. He was best known as the mechanician for American David Bruce-Brown's FIAT team as shown above in 1911.

  • Jan 06 2009

    The Dangerous Role of the Mechanician

    Every race car that participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races of 1904 to 1910 carried two men, the driver and a riding mechanic called a mechanician. The mechanician assisted with repairs, helped navigate the course, and worked a hand pump to maintain fuel pressure.