Darracq #18 (1905)
Winner of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the 1905 Circuit des Ardennes
Mechanician: Victor Demogeot
Finish Place: 1
Average Speed: 61.5
Victor Hemery’s 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race winning car was one of two Darracqs in a field of 19 machines. At 80 horsepower, the Darracqs had the lowest power of all the European cars entered in the race. Only three American entries had less power.
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.
Aug 19 2016
For over 20 years, artist Peter Helck was a close friend of Louis Wagner, the winner of the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race. This friendship was marked a multitude of correspondence between France and the USA, including artwork from Helck and photos from Wagner.
Nov 24 2015
Vincent Lucas of Sillé-le-Guillaume has created an exhibit honoring driver Victor Hemery, a native of this small village in northwest France and the winner of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Aug 05 2015
Vincent Lucas of Sillé le Guillaume, France has sent this research request to me.
May 05 2014
This week's Mystery Foto featured a very unique early automobile.
Jan 29 2013
One of the six exciting turns in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the intersection of Lakeville Road and Jericho Turnpike.
Sep 01 2011
The First William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Cup Race held in 1904 was an immediate success among the public and supporters of automobile racing. America had finally created a major road race that attracted great drivers and cars from around the world. Newspapers and automobile trade journals helped to build
Oct 26 2010
Author and artist Jean-Yves Lassaux of Paris France is currently writing a biography on Victor Hémery, winner of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The creator of the new VanderbiltCupRaces.com banner has provided these facts on life and racing career of Hémery.
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: Febraury 1, 2012):
Apr 29 2010
Eight drivers won the 11 William K. Vanderbilt Jr. Cup Races held from 1904 to 1916. Three drivers, Harry Grant, Ralph DePalma and Dario Resta, were two-time winners.
Mar 30 2010
These are the six winners of the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910:
Dec 19 2009
These 19 cars competed in the second Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 14, 1905 won by the #18 Darracq driven by Victor Hemery. Remember to click on the photos to enlarge the image:
Dec 08 2009
Revised: October 31, 2010 Victor (August) Hemery was born in Sillé-le-Guillaume, a small town in La Sarthe, about 22 miles northwest from Le Mans, on November 18, 1876 He became a seaman as a young man, but was drawn to auto racing. His first appearance in motor racing was in the "Circuit du Nord"