Winner of the 1915 and 1916 Vanderbilt Cup Races and the 1916 Indy 500 Race
Born: August 19, 1882 Faenza, Italy
Died: September 2, 1924 Brooklands, England
Dario Resta, nicknamed "Dolly", was an Italian Briton race car driver. Raised in England from the age of two, he began racing there starting in 1907. He took part in the Montagu Cup the very first race of the now historic Brooklands track. He set a record of 95.7 mi/h in a half-mile run a few years later. After competing in Grand Prix motor racing in Europe, including the 1913 French Grand Prix1913 French Grand Prix, he went to the U.S.
Feb 21 2017
Tom Gibson has forwarded this article on Dario Resta's twin victories at the 1915 Grand Prix and Vanderbilt Cup Races at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
Feb 24 2016
Last winter, I assisted author Seana Miracle on an article on the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This is the final product posted on the PPIE100 website.
Jan 27 2016
Film:The Pan-Pacific International Expo: Site of the 1915 American Grand Prize & Vanderbilt Cup Race
Of the 11 Vanderbilt Cup Races held from 1904 to 1916, the most exotic location was clearly the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race held in San Francisco at the Panama Pacific International Exposition.
Nov 20 2015
Automotive historian and author Harold Osmer has posted six videos of his presentation on Sanata Monica road racing. This video features the 1914 and 1916 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Sep 15 2015
Bob Green, director of Survive the Drive, challenged you to identify this Long Island race.
Feb 12 2015
In the second post featuring photos from his collection, race car driver, team owner and writer Gary Faules has provided these up close images of drivers and race cars from the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Oct 22 2014
The 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race was held in conjunction with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.
Jun 02 2014
Wayne Carroll Petersen, the great great nephew of Barney Oldfield, forwarded this weekend's Mystery Foto from his collection.
Oct 21 2013
This week's Mystery Foto was a real challenge. Where in the world was the Vanderbilt Cup Trophy?
Jul 14 2012
In 1915 both the Vanderbilt Cup Race and the American Grand Prize were held in conjunction with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.
May 12 2012
Both the 1914 and 1916 Vanderbilt Cup Races were held on the beautiful Santa Monica, California road course bordering on the Pacific Ocean. Check out the changes over the last 98 years.
Apr 27 2010
As a follow-up to last week's post on the
Apr 19 2010
By 1915 Peugeot had established itself as a premier automotive marques and a formidable competitor on tracks and road courses. Their L76 model had won the French Grand Prix in 1912 and the Indianapolis 500 in 1913. They returned to victory again in the 1913 French Grand Prix with a new EX3 model.
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