Pope-Toledo #6 (1904)
Highest finish for an American car in 1904 race.
Mechanician: Charles Soules
Finish Place: 3
Average Speed: 40
Mar 07 2017
Herb Lytle: The Driver Who Participated in the First Vanderbilt Cup Race and the First Indy 500 Race
In his wonderful FirstSuperspeedway.com website, Mark Dill notes that Herb Lytle was the only driver to participate in two race firsts: the first Vanderbilt Cup Race (1904) and the first Indy 500 Race (1911).
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.
Jul 27 2016
Professor Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has forwarded several articles on William K. Vanderbilt Jr. and the Vanderbilt Cup Races from the Italian magazine La Stampa Sportiva published from 1902 to 1910.
Feb 23 2015
This weekend's Mystery Foto documented a rarely photographed location for the Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Sep 23 2014
Tony Kaye has forwarded this article concerning the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the #6 Pope-Toledo published in the November 1967 issue of Car Life.
Feb 22 2014
Walter Gosden has discovered an original October 11, 1904 letter from"Nephew Harvey Bell" to his "Uncle John" describing his adventures in a US Long Distance automobile to watch the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Jul 16 2013
The 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race consisted of ten laps of the 30-mile course with controls in Hicksville and Hempstead.
Feb 13 2013
Walt Gosden, Village Historian of Floral Park, has provided these photos from the village archives. The race photos were taken from the Creedmoor Branch Railroad Bridge over Jericho Turnpike.
Aug 14 2012
The CSI (Cup Scene Investigation) Team of VanderbiltCupRaces.com has been asked to estimate the number of people who actually attended the six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island. First up, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on a 30.24-mile triangular course in Nassau County and Queens.
Apr 04 2012
Richard Althaus, President, Hicksville Gregory Museum: "I am interested to know if you have any info especially photos in regards to Hicksville in your collection. Mainly the 1904 race, where they had to traverse the railroad in Hicksville, not far from the station. Any info you have would be appreciated."
Dec 12 2011
Eighteen racers participated in the first Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 8, 1904. Photos of 17 of the 18 entrants at the Westbury starting line on Jericho Turnpike are shown here for the first time. The #10 Fiat arrived late at the starting line and began with a running start.
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Apr 03 2010
Dick, it would be my pleasure and honor! Herb Lytle participated in more races associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races than any other driver. As a result, I have over 50 quality images of Herb Lytle. Here are some of my favorites:
Dec 05 2009
The course for the first Vanderbilt Cup Race in 1904 covered 30.24 miles of public roads in the center of Long Island. This 10-minute film documents the course using some of my favorite photos and clips from the American Biograph & Mutoscope film of the race.
Mar 14 2008
At the 2004 Centennial Celebration of the first Vanderbilt Cup Race, the #6 Pope-Toledo that finished third in the race, participated in time-trials. The centennial event was held on October 2, 2004 in East Garden City on Long Island. Hop aboard and hear and see how it feels to ride in this classic car.
Mar 04 2008
In one of the earliest sports films ever made, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race action was captured by cameramen G.W. Bitzer and A.E. Weed of the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company in Westbury and Plainedge.