Corbin #14 (1910)
Mechanician: Lyman Alcott
Finish Place: 24
Jan 14 2017
James Melton (1904-1961) was a popular singer for over 30 years from the 1920s and had a successful career on stage, radio and film. Melton was also one of the most prominent early antique car collectors.
Nov 22 2016
Great turnout for tonight's special "Incredible Vanderbilt Cup Races" presentation highlighting the role of Hicksville in the races. The program was sponsored by the Hicksville Historical Society and held in the Hicksville Public Library within walking distance of the Vanderbilt Cup Race courses for the 1904, 1909 and 1910 races.
Jul 04 2016
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.
Mar 12 2014
In 2011, I met car rally enthusiast Steve McKelvie at the Lime Rock Historic Festival. I recently discovered two blog posts by Steve McKelvie concerning the Alco Black Beast. This SteveMcKelvie.com post focused on artist Carlo Demand's painting of the Alco Black Beast and the Corbin Cannonball during the 1910 Vanderbilt
Jun 12 2013
One of the favorite locations to watch the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races was the Old Country Road Turn in Hicksville. Here is a "Then & Now" of the turn and another Vanderbilt Cup Race discovery.
Dec 30 2011
One innovation of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the first use of service racing pits in an American automobile race.The 1908 rules allowed only the driver and mechanician to work on the car. However, the rules were modified in 1910 to allow two of the pit crew to replenish water, oil
Aug 18 2011
The Connecticut Humanities Council has posted an article on the history of the Corbin Motor Vehicle Corporation which was based in Bristol, Connecticut. The company entered their Corbin Cannonball racer in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jul 06 2010
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 21 2010
As reported in the New Britain Herald, the 2010 Klingberg Vintage Motor Car Festival held last Saturday was a big success for both spectators and participants. Here are a few of the many highlights:
Jun 16 2010
In 1905, the American Hardware Corporation, makers of screws and locks, had a dream to make New Britain, Connecticut the automobile capital of the world by financing the Corbin Motor Vehicle Company. Their inital product line included two-air-cooled models that featured metal brake shoes, apparently a first for an American production