Matheson #15 (1908)
Mechanician: Joe Nelson
Finish Place: 16
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.
Dec 15 2014
Mystery Foto #98 Solved:The #4 Chadwick on the Ellison Ave RR Bridge During 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race
Frank Femenias has forwarded this weekend's Mystery Foto that he discovered while searching the Detroit Public Library's National Automotive Collection.
Nov 24 2014
This weekend's Mystery Foto was courtesy of the Detroit Public Library Digital Collections.
Jun 09 2014
This weekend's Mystery Foto was a real bust!
Jan 14 2013
Three amazing photos of cars preparing for the start of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race. Courtesy of Paul Osika.
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
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Jul 31 2010
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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
Nov 27 2009
After his tenth place finish in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Chevrolet was mentored by two larger-than-life personalities: French champion Victor Hemery and front-wheel drive pioneer J. Walter Christie.
Jun 20 2009
The Matheson Automobile Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania made a strong effort to win the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race. They hired Louis Chevrolet as one of the drivers for their two entrants and selected retired veteran driver Joe Tracy as their team manager.
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