Mercedes #3 (1906)
Driven by Camille Jenatzy- First man to break the 100 km/hr barrier and winner of the 1903 Gordon Bennett Race
Finish Place: 5
Average Speed: 58.5
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.
Jan 11 2017
Tom Gibson has forwarded this Vanderbilt Cup Races article "American Classic" from the 1954 book American Automobile Album by William McGaughey.
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 21 2016
This weekend's Mystery Foto documented a surprising, memorable moment at Krug's Corner in Mineola.
Mar 02 2016
Joe Schramm has forwarded this email looking for information on Robert Graves, the owner of Mercedes racers which participated in three Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Jan 04 2016
Greg O. challenged you to solve the first Mystery Foto of 2016.
Sep 07 2015
Mystery Foto #36 Solved: The Opening Day of Mineola’s Corpus Christi School, Formerly Grave’s Garage
Bob Hoffman challenged you to identify this Long Island building.
Feb 14 2014
Sam Berliner III, the convenor (and father) of the Long Island Motor Parkway Panel, has forwarded this week's film of the week.
Jun 17 2013
In celebration of Sunday's Father's Day, this Mystery Foto is a real softball.
Jan 31 2012
Krug's Hotel, on the north-west corner of Jericho Turnpike and Willis Avenue in Mineola, was a favorite viewing site for the 1904, 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races. This Then & Now look found a rarity- A building on the Vanderbilt Cup Race course that is still standing!
Jan 12 2012
A Belgian race car diver, Janatzy broke the land speed record three times and was the first man to break the 100 km/hr barrier. He was nicknamed Le Diabo Rouge ("The Red Devil") for his color of his beard.
Apr 12 2011
Shannon McDonald (Author of the book The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form): "Were there any garages associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races?"
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: February 1, 2012):
Jan 26 2010
Tony, the powerful French Hotckiss car involved in the accident was driven by Elliot Shepard, Jr., a 30-year old American and William K. Vanderbilt Jr's cousin. As described in several publications, the accident occurred near the Long Island Railroad crossing on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola:
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.