Christie #11 (1905)
Collided with leader Lancia on Lap 8 changing outcome of race.
Mechanician: George Robertson
Finish Place: 17
#11 Christie (USA) driven by Walter Christie, 60 HP. Finished 17th. Collided with Lancia who was on Lap 8 pulling out of the Michelin tire station on IU Willets Road in Albertson and broke both wheels during Lap 4. Turned into a ditch to avoid Lancia.
Jan 29 2013
One of the six exciting turns in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the intersection of Lakeville Road and Jericho Turnpike.
Aug 16 2012
Presentation:“The Incredible Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island: Racing on Roslyn Roads”, Roslyn NY
As part of the lecture series sponsored by the Roslyn Landmark Society, Howard Kroplick will be presenting an overview of the Vanderbilt Cup Races with a focus on racing in the Roslyn area.
May 23 2011
Wayne Peterson: " I am trying to find information on the horsepower of Walter Christie front wheel drive Christie racer that Barney Oldfield purchased and set the 100 mph lap record in at the Indianapolis Speedway? Great site !!! "
Aug 01 2010
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Nov 13 2009
The struggle of the Christie team in the 1905 and the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races was a kind of metaphor for (John) Walter Christie’s life. Born in River Edge, New Jersey on May 6, 1866, Christie spent his youth working as a machinist and studying mechanics. As a…
Nov 13 2009
Despite his lack of success and total disruption of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Christie returned to the 1906 American Elimination Trial and the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race with another of his front-wheel drive creations.
Nov 11 2009
Among the most unique entries for the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the front-wheel drive Christie, named after its owner and creator, J. Walter Christie. One of just two cars to use Goodrich tires it was the first front-wheel drive car. Spur gears on each end of the crankshaft applied…