Simplex #11 (1910)
Mechanician: William Driggs
Finish Place: 7
Average Speed: 61.3
Dec 23 2014
Allan Routt of Fairborn, Ohio forwarded this never-before-published photo of a Long Island Motor Parkway sign as this weekend's Mystery Foto.
Jun 12 2013
One of the favorite locations to watch the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races was the Old Country Road Turn in Hicksville. Here is a "Then & Now" of the turn and another Vanderbilt Cup Race discovery.
Jan 30 2013
One of my favorite cars on Long Island was the 1908 Simplex Speedcar restored and owned by Walter McCarthy. Several owners and restorations later, the car was sold last summer and was documented on Wayne Carini's "Chasing Classic Cars" on the Velocity channel.
Dec 30 2011
One innovation of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the first use of service racing pits in an American automobile race.The 1908 rules allowed only the driver and mechanician to work on the car. However, the rules were modified in 1910 to allow two of the pit crew to replenish water, oil
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jul 06 2010
A large field of 30 cars raced in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 1, 1910. The race was run on the same course as in 1909- a total of 12.64 miles including 5.15 miles of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The winner needed to complete 22 laps of the course for a total of 278.08