Fiat #4 (1906)
Vincenzo Lancia's second attempt to win the Vanderbilt Cup
Mechanician: Batttista Ajassa
Finish Place: 2
Average Speed: 60.7
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.
Aug 27 2016
Vanderbilt Cup Racers on Glen Cove Road & Old Westbury Road & Special Exhibit “Images of East Hills”
My initial interest in the Vanderbilt Cup Races was the discovery that Glen Cove Road near my home in East Hills was part of the courses for both the 1905 and 1906 races. Below are some photos of the Vanderbilt Cup Race drivers on Glen Cove Road and Old Westbury Road (now
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.
Mar 14 2015
The Vanderbilt Cup Races made headlines in newspapers and automobile trade journals throughout the United States. The October 11, 1906 issue of The Motor Way featured a 12-page cover story on the 1906 race including these images and illustrations.
Sep 02 2013
This Mystery Foto was from the collection of Paul Osika, who has the best vintage racing photos at Hershey.
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.
Jan 26 2013
One of the most exciting locations to watch the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was Manhasset Hill (Spinney Hill) located now at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and East Shore Road/Community Drive
Dec 13 2010
VanderbiltCupRaces.com introduces today a new "Rare Images" series featuring rarely seen photos of Vanderbilt Cup Race personalities. We start off with this photo of Harry Grant and mechanician Frank Lee just prior to winning the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Nov 04 2010
Earlier this week I sent Dr. Jack Binder, the historian for both the Town of North Hempstead and Village of Lake Success, a set of photos on the Manhasset Valley section of the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race Course. Dr Binder, a retired dentist, paid particular attention to this photo of Vincenzo
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: February 1, 2012):
Jun 13 2010
One of the most celebrated drivers to race in the Vanderbilt Cup Races was Italian Vincenzo Lancia. In both the 1905 and 106 races, he drove a Fiat...just missing winning both races,
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 17 2009
A natural mechanical engineering genius, Vincenzo Lancia was born in Fobello, Italy August 21, 1881, the son of a wealthy country squire and soup canner. He received his formal education at the Turin Technical School studying bookkeeping. That background proved a poor predictor of his life’s direction.
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