Isotta #6 (1908)
Winner of the 1908 Motor Parkway Sweepstakes
Finish Place: 2
#6 Isotta (Italy) driven by Herb Lytle. 60 HP. Finished 2nd. Previously won the 1908 Motor Parkway Sweepstakes. Less than two minutes behind winner. First to finish, but started 10 minutes ahead of #16
Mar 07 2017
Herb Lytle: The Driver Who Participated in the First Vanderbilt Cup Race and the First Indy 500 Race
In his wonderful FirstSuperspeedway.com website, Mark Dill notes that Herb Lytle was the only driver to participate in two race firsts: the first Vanderbilt Cup Race (1904) and the first Indy 500 Race (1911).
May 16 2016
The Natural & Mystery Foto #20 Solved:#18 Mercedes and #6 Isotta During the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race
Chuck Rudy, Jr., challenged you to identify this weekend's Mystery Foto.
Apr 18 2016
This weekend's Mystery Foto documented an exciting battle between two winning racers.
Jul 21 2015
These four photos from an unknown family scrapbook were taken during a 1908 race held in New York.
Feb 07 2015
Exclusive: Glenn Ethridge in the Isotta Fraschini that Won the 1908 Briarcliff Trophy Stock Car Race
A relative of Glenn Ethridge, the mechanician of the winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race Old 16, has forwarded this photo and requesting assistance:
Jan 14 2015
The Velocity Channel's 2013 AmeriCARna "Vanderbilt Cup" episode focused on the six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island and the Vanderbilt Cup trophy. This three-minute segment highlighted the Elllison Avenue LIRR Bridge on the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race course and the creation of the Long Island Motor Parkway.
Feb 05 2014
AJ Lytle has requested images of his great great grandfather Herb Lytle, who participated in more races associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races (6) than any other driver.
Dec 05 2013
The primary goal of the newly built Long Island Motor Parkway for the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race was to keep crowds under control and off the course. Unfortunately, chaos once again prevailed at the end of a Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Nov 23 2013
The 40th bridge in the series documenting the 65 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the Jerusalem Avenue Bridge in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown).
Oct 07 2013
This week's Mystery Foto was a previously unpublished image from the Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Aug 07 2013
The 35th bridge in the series documenting the 60 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the "Meadowbrook" parkway bridge over Newbridge Avenue (Bellmore Road) in East Meadow.
Jul 22 2013
My favorite co-author Al Velocci submitted this challenging Mystery Foto of the remnants of the Motor Parkway in East Meadow/Salisbury. (Courtesy of the Nassau County Museum Archives.)
Feb 25 2013
Last Friday's mystery photos of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race were courtesy of the Witmer Photograph Collection of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society in Port Washington.
May 01 2012
Reporter Bill Bleyer reported in Newsday today that the Oyster Bay Town Board has designated the Maine Maid Inn as a landmark.
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Apr 03 2010
Dick, it would be my pleasure and honor! Herb Lytle participated in more races associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races than any other driver. As a result, I have over 50 quality images of Herb Lytle. Here are some of my favorites:
Feb 06 2010
These are the 17 cars that raced in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 24, 1908. The race was run over a 23.46 mile course including 8 miles of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The winner needed to complete 11 laps of the course for a total of 258.06 miles. Remember to click on the photos