Fiat #19 (1904)
Finished last in 1904 race
Mechanician: A. Donderi
Finish Place: 18
Jul 27 2016
Professor Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has forwarded several articles on William K. Vanderbilt Jr. and the Vanderbilt Cup Races from the Italian magazine La Stampa Sportiva published from 1902 to 1910.
Sep 12 2015
King Rose Archives posted this four-minute film of the 1905 Ormond Daytona Beach Automobile Races including a segment with William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. competing in his 1905 Mercedes.
Jun 08 2013
In celebration of next month's FIAT Freakout National Convention to be held on July 18-21, 2013 in Hauppauge, all 13 FIATs that participated in the 1904, 1905, 1906 and 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Races are featured in today's post.
May 15 2012
William Wallace was the only Vanderbilt Race commissioner to drive in the Vanderbilt Cup Races competing in 1904 and 1910. Alan Clendenen is the current proud owner of Wallace's 1911 FIAT touring car.
Apr 04 2012
Richard Althaus, President, Hicksville Gregory Museum: "I am interested to know if you have any info especially photos in regards to Hicksville in your collection. Mainly the 1904 race, where they had to traverse the railroad in Hicksville, not far from the station. Any info you have would be appreciated."
Dec 12 2011
Eighteen racers participated in the first Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 8, 1904. Photos of 17 of the 18 entrants at the Westbury starting line on Jericho Turnpike are shown here for the first time. The #10 Fiat arrived late at the starting line and began with a running start.
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Mar 04 2008
In one of the earliest sports films ever made, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race action was captured by cameramen G.W. Bitzer and A.E. Weed of the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company in Westbury and Plainedge.