1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race
This 1949 aerial is looking north towards East Meadow (my childhood hometown) and Westbury. (6 comments)
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)
Walt Gosden, Village Historian of Floral Park, has provided these photos from the village archives. The race photos were taken from the Creedmoor Branch Railroad Bridge over Jericho Turnpike. (3 comments)
VanderbiltCupRaces.com contributor Walter McCarthy has forwarded this July 1944 article by driver Joe Tracy published in Veteran Motor Car Club of America's Bulb Horn. Illustrations were provided by the prominent artist Peter Helck.
The primary reason for automobile manufacturers to invest in expensive racing cars and participate in the Vanderbilt Cup Races was to promote their product lines. As an example, one week after the 1904 race, Joseph S. Bunting, secretary and treasurer of Smith & Mabley Manufacturing of New York City, sent…
Frank Croker was the second son of Richard Croker, a Tammany leader in New York City. Born in New York City, he attended Brown University with his elder brother, Richard, Jr.
The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) has forwarded this marvelous photo from their archives of the 1904 Renault Vanderbilt Cup Racer. (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.
The CSI (Cup Scene Investigation) Team of VanderbiltCupRaces.com has been asked to estimate the number of people who actually attended the six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island. First up, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on a 30.24-mile triangular course in Nassau County and Queens.
James Lawrence Breese (1854-1934) was a wealthy stockbroker and renowned amateur photographer with a spectacular country home in Southampton. Supported by a fortune made in finance at his firm Breese & Smith, his real passions were photography, art, automobiles, racing and architecture. (7 comments)