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)
Last week a pennant from the 1911 Vanderbilt Cup Race held in Savannah, Georgia was sold on eBay for $5,778. The seller noted the rare pennant "was found yesterday in an attic trunk in New Jersey. Wonderful condition. No tears, no holes."
One month before the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race in Santa Monica, the city of Venice, California held a series of Vanderbilt Jr. Cup Races for "pushmobiles" and homemade one- and two-cylinder cars. A trophy or souvenir from these races was sold on Ebay last night.
A model of "Old 16" by artist Richard Feil was auctioned on EBay on May 31, 2012. However, no one met the reserve of $8,500.
Jim Blanchard has forwarded an image of this spectacular Peter Helck painting. (2 comments)
The market for Vanderbilia remains strong as a 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race pennant sold for $4,051 last night.
An original Peter Helck painting of William Haupt driving the Chadwick Six at a 1908 Wilkes-Barre Hill Climb is available for sale at the l'art et l'autombile website. Haupt drove the Chadwick at the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Anne R: "I have acquired what I believe is a fantastic original Peter Helck painting and I was wondering if you could help me verify its authenticity? Thank you in advance for your consideration." (10 comments)
Latest Long Island automotive news and recent comments on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (typically posted on Saturdays): (2 comments)
A record price for a Vanderbilt Cup Race pennant was paid by a West Coast collector for a 1906 pennant at a Bonhams' Scottsdale Auction on Thursday. The item was sold as part of the estate of the late David E. Davis, Jr., widely regarded as the "dean of automotive…