Thomas #8 (1905 American Elimination Trial)
Mechanician: Fred Grant
Finish Place: 5 Not selected to the American Team
Jan 11 2016
Our second Mystery Foto of 2016 was a real tough one!
Jan 08 2016
Last weekend, my friend Jerry Rokoff and I took a road trip to Buffalo to see our New York Jets play the Bills and to visit the amazing Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum.
Nov 02 2013
On November 2, 2011, VanderbiltCupRaces.com published a post on driver Montague Roberts. Little did I know that it would help to reunite a family.
Aug 06 2012
According to the Vanderbilt Cup Race rules, America could enter a maximum of five automobiles in the 1905 race. On September 23, 1905, the American Elimination Trial was held to determine the five entries from 12 American candidates.
Feb 15 2012
Robert Thomas: "Montague Roberts was my great uncle."
Nov 02 2011
Steve Lucas forwarded a request from Barbara Russell, the Brookhaven Town Historian, to help identify two photos recently discovered in their archives. Steve wrote: "She was hoping that you could identify them as to date, event, place, and type of car. They appear to be a race and thought maybe
Jul 27 2010
Tom commented: "Does anyone actually have any interior shots of the L.I. Auto museum? I have never had the chance to visit when it was open and I have not ever seen any interior shots. Perhaps no inside photos were allowed. But would be interesting to see if some
Jun 09 2010
Congratulations to Michael Ferner of Bitburg, Germany for correctly identifying the drivers in VanderbiltCupRaces.com's first Mystery Photo Contest. Here are the five drivers who posed at an Automobile Oldtimers Club meeting in November 1940.
Dec 15 2009
Twelve cars were scheduled to compete in the 1905 American Elimination Trial. The race was held on September 23, 1905 to help determine the five American entrants for the Vanderbilt Cup Race: