Finished 4th in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race and Drove in the 1911 Indy 500 Race
Nationality: United States
Born: September 23, 1876 Chicago, Illinois
Died: July 9, 1939 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 63 Years
Later became a garage owner, aviator, racing car and boat builder, then a engineer and spark plug manufacturer, before becoming a race official. He even carried on racing well into his 50's. All of these was achieved despite, or maybe because of, being accused and then acquitted of murder back in 1902. Died after a long battle with illness.
Oct 01 2016
The third post from the John E. Roosevelt Family Album features rare photos of the 1909 Long Island Stock Car Derby, also known as the Long Island Motor Derby and the Long Island Derby.
Aug 08 2016
Mystery Foto #32 Solved:#M32 Rainier and #P43 Simplex Racing on the Opening Day of the Motor Parkway
Frank Femenias challenged you once again to identify this weekend's Mystery Foto.
Jul 04 2016
In a special Holiday Weekend Mystery Foto(s), these 13 images of drivers and mechanicians of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race and Sweepstakes were from the National Automotive Collection of the Detroit Public Library.
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.
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.
Aug 07 2013
The 35th bridge in the series documenting the 60 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the "Meadowbrook" parkway bridge over Newbridge Avenue (Bellmore Road) in East Meadow.
Jun 12 2013
One of the favorite locations to watch the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races was the Old Country Road Turn in Hicksville. Here is a "Then & Now" of the turn and another Vanderbilt Cup Race discovery.
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.
Jun 23 2012
When the Long Island Motor Parkway was completed in October 1908, the first race using the completed 9 miles of the road was not the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, but a series of five concurrent races called the Motor Parkway Sweepstakes. The story of these races and photo highlights are featured in today's
May 10 2012
One of the great achievements of a pioneering woman race driver was setting a world speed record on the Motor Parkway in 1911.
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:
Jan 01 2009
Andrew, my best guess is the photo shows your relative Joe Grenon standing with drivers Bob Burman, Louis Disbrow, and Jack Tower at the Merrimack Valley Course near Lowell, Massachusetts in September 1909. Grenon, Burman and Disbrow all drove Buicks in these races.