Images and Photo Galleries
The most prolific photographer of early automobile racing and the Vanderbilt Cup Races was Russian emigrant Nathan Lazarnick. His profile and several of his unique photos are posted tonight. (6 comments)
The vast majority of spectators to the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island from 1904 to 1910 came from New York City. They utilized every mode of transportation available including; trains, automobiles, horses, trolleys and trucks which were the precursors to buses. (5 comments)
Sherman Mills Fairchild (1896-1971) was an inventor, entreprenueur and a pioneer in aerial surveys and the aviation industry. (2 comments)
Monday marked the 108th anniversary of the first Vanderbilt Cup Race on October 8, 1904. In celebration of this historic race, here are the two-minute American Biograph film of the race and several of my favorite 1904 race images.
According to the Vanderbilt Cup Race rules, America could enter a maximum of five automobiles in the 1905 race. On September 23, 1905, the American Elimination Trial was held to determine the five entries from 12 American candidates.
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.
Ro: "Howard, would you have additional pictures of the George McKesson Brown, or his auto? Thank you for posting what you have of the McKesson Brown scrapbook!!" (5 comments)
Indianapolismotorspeedway.com has posted a gallery of photos from Saturday's Legends Day. Here are some amazing images of the Alco Black Beast on this historic speedway. (7 comments)
Last month the New York City Municipal Archives released a database of over 870,000 photos from their collection of 2.2 million images of New York throughout the 20th century. I found seven photos related to the Long Island Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Races.
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. (2 comments)