Winner of the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race
Born: October 14, 1909 Lingen, Germany
Died: January 28, 1938 Frankfurt-Darmstadt Autobahn, Germany 29 Years
On the Frankfurt-Darmstadt autobahn, just beyond the Langen-Morfelden crossing and set back amongst the trees stands a monument to the great Rosemeyer. Originally from Lingen, Lower Saxony. His career, like many other drivers of the period, began in motorcycles.
Sep 06 2016
While looking through a collection of magazines from the Helck Family Collection today, I came across an ad that really caught my attention- the selling of the one and only George Vanderbilt Cup Trophy used for the 1936 and 1937 races. Details follow.
Dec 11 2015
The British Movietone Archives has posted this 49 second news clip of the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Feb 20 2014
Florence Ogg, former Director of Collections and Archives of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, has forwarded links to photos of the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race from the collection of the NYC Municipal Archives Collections.
Aug 24 2013
For the revival of the Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1936, a new Vanderbilt cup was designed and produced by Cartier.
Mar 08 2012
Martin Schröder, an automotive historian on Auto Union Grand Prix racing, has forwarded these rare images of the two Auto Union Type-C racers that competed in the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Apr 20 2011
Hank Wieand Bowman was considered the premier author of boating articles in the 1950s. Bowman also wrote several books on automobiles including; "Sports Cars in Competition" and "Famous Old Cars". In developing his research, he accumulated a large collection of automobile and boating photos. Tony Sundstrom has forwarded several Vanderbilt
Feb 21 2011
Girlracer.com of the United Kingdom has posted an article "Blast from the Past … Bernd Rosemeyer" including this touching two-minute tribute:
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jun 02 2010
This one-minute film highlights Bernd Rosemeyer's victory at the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, New York. Rosemeyer drove an Auto Union Type C averaging 82.564 MPH over the 300-mile race.
Mar 16 2010
Leif Snellman has developed this marvelous website The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing providing "race-by-race account of Grand Prix and Voiturette racing during the period 1934-1940". Among the races reviewed are the 1936 and 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Mar 20 2008
This newsreel highlights the 1937 George Vanderbilt Cup Race held on July 5, 1937 at Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island. The winner of the race was German Bernd Rosemeyer averaging 82.6 mph in an Auto Union.