Marquette-Buick #29 (1910)
Driven by Louis Chevrolet, car was involved in fatal accident during the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race
#29 Marquette-Buick (USA) driving by Louis Chevrolet. Led first 8 laps. Finished 19th. Broke steering knuckle during lap 16. Crashed into parked touring car killing mechanician Charles Miller. Deaths of two mechanicians and spectator injuries during the 1910 race put an end to the Vanderbilt Cup Races on Long Island.
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.
Sep 05 2016
Paul Osika, a great collector and seller of racing and automobile photos, challenged you to identify this veteran of Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Aug 23 2016
From the John Roosevelt Family Photo Album: Action in Hicksville During the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race
In the second post from the John E. Roosevelt Family Photo Album, Gladys Roosevelt, the daughter of John E. Roosevelt and the second cousin of President Teddy Roosevelt, captured accidents and breakdowns that occurred at her viewing location at Old Country Road in Hicksville.
Aug 10 2016
I am pleased to announce that the Bayport Heritage Association and the Suffolk County Parks Department have provided over 100 photos from the John E. Roosevelt Family Photo Album to be posted on VanderbiltCupRaces.com.
Jan 19 2015
Mystery Foto #3 Solved:Driver Arthur Chevrolet After His Marquette-Buick Broke Down in the 1910 Race
This weekend's Mystery Foto showed the importance of the Vanderbilt Cup Races to the drivers of the era.
Jun 09 2014
This weekend's Mystery Foto was a real bust!
Apr 09 2014
Buick entered seven race cars in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and its associated sweepstakes from 1908 to 1910.
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.
Mar 07 2011
Louis Chevrolet drove in four Vanderbilt Cup Races (1905, 1908,1909 &1910), more than any other driver. These are rarely seen photos of Louis Chevrolet, whose name became and continues to be one of the most recognizable brands in American car history:
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jul 31 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: April 1, 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
Nov 28 2009
Chevrolet’s steely-eyed focus shown in 1905 and 1908 was noted by William Durant, chairman of General Motors, who wanted to promote Buicks through auto racing. By 1909 Durant hired both Louis and younger brother Arthur. Both worked on the cars, but Louis joined Lewis Strang and Bob Burman, men with all-out driving
Apr 02 2009
The most famous name in the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island was Louis Chevrolet. Chevrolet participated in more Vanderbilt Cup Races than any other driver (1905, 1908,1909 &1910). His name has become one of the most recognizable brands in American car history. For more information on Chevrolet, read this excellent profile
Mar 12 2009
The fourth set of 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race photos from the Hayden Allen Collection focuses on a stretch of the course that connected Ellison Road with the Motor Parkway just west of Merrick Avenue.