Tag: Michelin


  • Aug 24 2016

    The Michelin Wheel of Fortune Poster on the French 1905 Gordon Bennett Elimination Race Course

    Eagle-eye Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has identified a spectacular Michelin poster in this photo of Louis Wagner participating in the French 1905 Gordon Bennett Elimination Race.

  • Jan 23 2016

    The Race to a Doctorate: Michelin, Bibendum and the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    Professor Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has spent ten years researching Michelin's graphic history. In July 2015, Pau completed his doctorate thesis "The forgotten years of Bibendum: the American stage of Michelin in Milltown." Design, illustration and advertising at tire companies (1900-1930). .

  • Jan 01 2015

    The Tire and Repair Stations of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The winners of the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island were typically not the fastest cars but the ones that were the most durable with the fewest tire problems. The car and tire manufacturers assisted the drivers by setting up repair and tire stations throughout the courses.

  • May 02 2012

    Views of the Vanderbilt Cup Races in East Norwich

    Matt Meng (President of the East Norwich Civic Association): Howard, please post some of your favorite photos of the Vanderbilt Cup Races as seen in East Norwich.

  • Dec 23 2009

    Promoting the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race Victory

    The primary reason for automobile manufacturers and their suppliers to build and equip expensive racers for the Vanderbilt Cup Races was the opportunity to promote a potential victory. As an example, these ads appeared in the November 2, 1909 issue of Horseless Age after the Alco-6 driving by Harry Grant won the

  • Jun 13 2009

    The Michelin Men at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    This is one of my favorite photos discovered in the personal archives of William K. Vanderbilt Jr. at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.