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Beverly Rae Himes explored "The Dawn of Speed" in the November 1987 isue of American Heritage. Here is a repost of the article with an images from my collection.
William K. Vanderbilt Jr. was among the first generation of people who grew up with the automobile. With his family’s fortune predicated on transportation perhaps it was inevitable that he was drawn to the latest innovation in machinery to transport goods and people from one place to another. Regardless, his…
VanderbiltCupRaces.com contributer Jean-Yves Lassaux has written this article Willie K and the Mercedes for the French website etoilespassion.com . Use the Google translator for the English version.
This 30-second film is the only known record of William K, Vanderbilt Jr. driving in an automobile race.
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