Louis Chevrolet drove in four Vanderbilt Cup Races (1905, 1908,1909 &1910), more than any other driver. These are rarely seen photos of Louis Chevrolet, whose name became and continues to be one of the most recognizable brands in American car history:
Chevrolet preparing his FIAT for the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Driving a Buick Model 16 Racer.
Chevrolet in a Buick for the start of the 200-mile inaugural race at the Atlanta Speedway on May 7, 1910.
The first Chevrolet automobile built in 1911.
Chevrolet in his later years.
A 36-second film of Louis Chevrolet winning the 1917 Harkness Trophy Race, a 50-lap 100 mile auto race held at Sheepshead Bay Speedway in Brooklyn. Chevrolet finished the race at a speed of 111 miles per hour. This was a record for the short-lived racing series that took place annually between 1915 and 1918.
A 5-Minute film tribute to Chevrolet-The man and the car (including Dinah Shore's Famous TV Commercial at the 1:10 mark)
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Featured 2011 Car Event of the Week
3rd Annual Cap-A-Radiator Open House 566 Fulton Street (Route 109), Farmingdale, New York, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.