Mercedes #18 (1908)
Finish Place: 11
Sep 14 2016
In 1902, millionaire sportsman, Wall Street broker and future Vanderbilt Cup Race driver Foxhall Keene built a beautiful Greek Revival mansion in Old Westbury, New York. Keene named the mansion Rosemary Hall, where it served as the base for his horse racing, fox hunting, polo and auto racing adventures.
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.
Dec 30 2014
This is another gem from the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race album of driver William Luttgen provided by his grandson Robert Luttgen. It is the first documented Vanderbilt Cup Race photo discovered that was taken at Colyers Corner in Plainview.
Oct 08 2014
Richard A. Winsche has written a profile of Foxhall P. Keene in the Volume 68, 2013 issue of The Nassau County Historical Society Journal. Keene, a resident of Old Westbury, was the hometown favorite in the 1905 and 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Dec 15 2012
The hometown favorite of the 1905 and 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Races was millionaire sportsman and Wall Street broker Foxhall Keene. Keene lived just one mile north of the 1904 and 1906 starting lines in his Old Westbury estate called “Rosemary Hall.” The house still stands today.
Aug 20 2012
The closest the Vanderbilt Cup Race courses of Long Island Island ever came to Suffolk County was the Woodbury Turn at the intersection of Woodbury Road and Jericho Turnpike.
Oct 10 2011
One of my favorite vendors at the Hershey Meet is Paul Osika and his collection of vintage automobile race photos. Paul asked for assistance to identify the year, car and location of this photo taken during an unknown Vanderbilt Cup Race. Time to bring out the VanderbiltCupRaces.com CSI (Cup
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
Sep 26 2009
The hometown favorite of the 1905 and 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Races was millionaire sportsman and Wall Street broker Foxhall Keene. Although proficient in auto racing, polo, equestrian riding, football and shooting, it was a food dish where Keene made his name. But first, let's discuss Keene's Vanderbilt Cup racing career.