Unofficial winner of the infamous 1903 Paris-Madrid Race
Died: 1943 63 Years
Jul 27 2016
Professor Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has forwarded several articles on William K. Vanderbilt Jr. and the Vanderbilt Cup Races from the Italian magazine La Stampa Sportiva published from 1902 to 1910.
May 31 2014
On Friday, October 7, 1904, the day before the first Vanderbilt Cup Race, 60 superintendents and engineers of the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers (A.L.A.M.) gathered for a 65-mile "meet" covering Manhattan, Bronx and Westchester. On the next day, many of the participants ventured to Long Island to see the
Feb 22 2014
Walter Gosden has discovered an original October 11, 1904 letter from"Nephew Harvey Bell" to his "Uncle John" describing his adventures in a US Long Distance automobile to watch the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Dec 16 2013
Last week's Mystery Foto was a pioneer race car driver- Willie K!
Jul 20 2013
Joe Oesterle: Do you know exactly where these old pictures (of the Hempstead Control) were taken?
Jul 16 2013
The 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race consisted of ten laps of the 30-mile course with controls in Hicksville and Hempstead.
Jul 06 2013
One of the most exciting locations to watch the first Vanderbilt Cup Race was the turn from Massapequa-Hicksville Road onto the new Bethpage-Hempstead Turnpike in present day Plainedge. Here's the "Then & Now."
Dec 12 2011
Eighteen racers participated in the first Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 8, 1904. Photos of 17 of the 18 entrants at the Westbury starting line on Jericho Turnpike are shown here for the first time. The #10 Fiat arrived late at the starting line and began with a running start.
Feb 18 2011
In 1904 and 1905 Automobile Topics magazine hired cartoonist Malcolm A. Strauss to create five "exaggerations of men who manage motors" for their issues featuring the Vanderbilt Cup Races: Jr.:
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Mar 04 2008
In one of the earliest sports films ever made, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race action was captured by cameramen G.W. Bitzer and A.E. Weed of the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company in Westbury and Plainedge.