Renault #11 (1904)
Finished 17th in the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race
Mechanician: Felix Prossen
Finish Place: 17
Jan 03 2017
Hamptons Road Trip: A 1928 Renault Barn Find & Site of the Long Island Automotive Museum Up for Sale
A trip to the Hamptons today resulted in two discoveries: A 1928 Renault Million-Guiet barn find and confirmation that the site for the Long Island Automotive Museum is up for sale.
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.
Jan 03 2015
From 1904 to 1908, William K. Vanderbilt Jr. owned 90-HP Mercedes automobile(s) which he used as race car, a hill climber and a course patrol car. The mystery is determining how many 90-HP Mercedes did Willie K. actually own during this period; 1,2,3 or 4?
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.
Oct 17 2012
The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) has forwarded this marvelous photo from their archives of the 1904 Renault Vanderbilt Cup Racer.
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.
Sep 07 2010
One of my favorite 1904 photos in my Vanderbilt Cup Race book showed this fashion conscious group of men. My caption began: "In the custom of the day, the crowds typically wore their finest clothes to great public events such as the Vanderbilt Cup Race..."
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race (Updated: December 31, 2011):