Winner of the 1910 and 1911 American Grand Prize Races
Nationality: United States
Born: August 13, 1887 New York City
Died: November 1, 1912 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 25 Years
The life of David Bruce-Brown is shrouded in mystery that begins with date of his birth, by some accounts falsely reported as sometime in 1890. But David Loney Bruce-Brown was born August 13, 1887 to parents of two prominent families linked to several fortunes.
Dec 13 2016
Mystery Foto#50 Solved:The 1911 FIAT S74 Driven by Barney Oldfield in the May 1912 Santa Monica Race
The Heck Family Collection challenged you again to identify this weekend's Mystery Foto.
Sep 13 2016
Arthur Mauriello, grandson of lodgekeepers Thomas and Josephine Zinzi, has forwarded two photos of the Massapequa Lodge from one of his family albums.
Feb 25 2015
For the first Vanderbilt Cup Race held outside of Long Island, a total of 14 entries raced on a 17.1 mile road course in Savannah and Effingham on November 27, 1911.
Aug 11 2014
Mystery Foto #80 Solved: The East Embankment of the Wantagh Avenue Motor Parkway Bridge in the 1950s
Al Castelli of West Babylon challenged you to identify this week's Mystery Foto.
Dec 26 2013
Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Series#42:Wantagh Avenue Bridge in Hempstead Plains Updated:6/20/16
The 42nd bridge in the series documenting the 60 Long Island Motor Parkway bridges is the "parkway" bridge over Wantagh Avenue in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown).
Dec 11 2013
Going west to east, the tenth Motor Parkway toll collection structure was the Massapequa Lodge in Plainedge.
Oct 28 2013
Hugh Nutting submitted this week's Mystery Foto, a previously unpublished photo of a race car.
Jun 25 2013
Another crowd favorite to view the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races was the turn of Old Country Road on to Ellison Road (Avenue) in Westbury. Check out the "Then & Now."
Jul 19 2012
A total of three and possibly four Benz participated in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race driven by George Robertson, Eddie Hearne, Franz Heim and David Bruce-Brown.
Jan 16 2012
Racing returned to Savannah in November, 1911. The Vanderbilt Cup and the Grand Prize were to be held within three days of each other. Savannah welcomed the racers, holding lavish parties and improving the circuit that AAA’s Fred Wagner called, “the finest road course in the world.”
Jan 08 2011
The decision of the Indianapolis Speedway to hold one major 500-mile race in 1911 with an unheard purse of $25,100 (equal to $571,000 today) attracted the best racing teams and drivers. Not surprisingly, many of the drivers who participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and its associated races also drove in the Inaugural
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
May 15 2009
In celebration of the Indianapolis 500 Race on Memorial Day, this film shows the first Indy 500 Race held on May 30, 1911. Highlights include: