Matheson #7 (1908)
Driven by James Ryall. Caught fire in front of grandstand and finished 12th.
Finish Place: 12
Jan 11 2017
Tom Gibson has forwarded this Vanderbilt Cup Races article "American Classic" from the 1954 book American Automobile Album by William McGaughey.
Sep 23 2016
In the December 1944 issue of Esquire magazine, Paul Gallico provided this profile of George Robertson and the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The article was accompanied by a reproduction of this classic Vanderbilt Cup Race painting by Peter Helck.
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.
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.
Apr 30 2014
The MTA is proposing to build a new bridge over the LIRR tracks at Ellison Avenue in Westbury for $39.2 million. The 1899 bridge was used as part of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race course.
Oct 23 2013
In celebration of the 105th anniversary of the Fourth Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 24, 1908, here are several of my favorite race images photographed near the grandstand and press box/officials' stand in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown).
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):
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
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.