Christie #17 (1906)
Mechanician: Lewis Stang
Finish Place: 13
Average Speed: 44.7
Mar 15 2017
The Garden City Archives have discovered a small scrapbook of photos from the 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races. The scrapbook was a gift from Dorothy Peters Hubbell, whose family had direct links to the Long Island Motor Parkway and the founding of Garden City.
Jun 21 2016
Professor Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has forwarded an article on the Vanderbilt Cup Race from a December 1906 French magazine Les Sportes Modernes. Sam Berliner III has provided its English translation.
Jan 31 2015
Wayne Peterson: "I am trying to get as much information as possible on the Christie Racer as it is being rebuilt."
Feb 17 2014
Bob and Ruth Valentine forwarded this never-before-published photo of a Vanderbilt Cup Racer.
Nov 16 2013
My third book "North Hempstead" has been completed and will available for sale on January 20, 2014.
Jun 19 2013
The roads on Long Island have certainly changed over the last 107 years. Here is a "Then & Now" of Guinea Woods Road in Old Westbury to prove it.
Aug 16 2012
Presentation:“The Incredible Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island: Racing on Roslyn Roads”, Roslyn NY
As part of the lecture series sponsored by the Roslyn Landmark Society, Howard Kroplick will be presenting an overview of the Vanderbilt Cup Races with a focus on racing in the Roslyn area.
May 21 2012
Ken Parotte, West Monroe, NY: " I have been a long-time Lewis Strang fan through his connection with J. I. Case who is from Williamstown, NY.. .Over the last 30 days, I have visited Lewis Strang’s grave site in the Green Hill Cemetery in Amsterdam, NY and researched newspaper clippings about
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: February 1, 2012):
Dec 30 2009
For the last post of 2009, here are the 17 cars that competed in the third Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 6,1906. The race was won by the #10 Darracq driven by Louis Wagner. Remember to click on the photos to enlarge the image.
Nov 13 2009
The struggle of the Christie team in the 1905 and the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races was a kind of metaphor for (John) Walter Christie’s life. Born in River Edge, New Jersey on May 6, 1866, Christie spent his youth working as a machinist and studying mechanics. As a teenager, he worked at the
Nov 13 2009
Despite his lack of success and total disruption of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Christie returned to the 1906 American Elimination Trial and the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race with another of his front-wheel drive creations.
Nov 11 2009
Among the most unique entries for the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the front-wheel drive Christie, named after its owner and creator, J. Walter Christie. One of just two cars to use Goodrich tires it was the first front-wheel drive car. Spur gears on each end of the crankshaft applied the
May 28 2009
From the spectacular paintings of Peter Helck to the tin can art of David Wasserman, the action and passion of the Vanderbilt Cup Races have inspired artists for over 100 years. Today, David Holland, an artist specializing in motorsports from West Wales, continues to portray the drama and excitement of these
Mar 10 2008
The 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was one of the most exciting sporting events of its era- drawing over 200,000 spectators to Long Island. This rare film shows the race action among the French, Italian, German and American cars at the grandstand on Jericho Turnpike in Westbury and the Hairpin Turn at Wheatley