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 Cup Race photos from the Bowman Collection:
The start of the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race held at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California. The eventual winner, the #9 Peugeot, driven by Dario Resta can be seen in the front row.
Action during the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race held at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, New York.
Tazio Nuvolari, winner of the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race, accepting the Vanderbilt Cup from 22-year old George Vanderbilt III.
German Bernd Rosenmeyer in an Auto-Union starting a qualifying run prior to the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race. Note: The swastika logo- rarely seen on German racers outside of Germany during this period.
German Ernst Delius in his #18 Auto-Union during the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Winner Rosenmeyer accepting the Vanderbilt Cup.
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