Darracq #18 (1905)
Winner of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the 1905 Circuit des Ardennes
Mechanician: Victor Demogeot
Finish Place: 1
Average Speed: 61.5
Victor Hemery’s 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race winning car was one of two Darracqs in a field of 19 machines. At 80 horsepower, the Darracqs had the lowest power of all the European cars entered in the race. Only three American entries had less power.
Jan 29 2013
One of the six exciting turns in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the intersection of Lakeville Road and Jericho Turnpike.
Sep 01 2011
The First William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Cup Race held in 1904 was an immediate success among the public and supporters of automobile racing. America had finally created a major road race that attracted great drivers and cars from around the world. Newspapers and automobile trade journals helped to build the interest…
Aug 01 2010
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Dec 19 2009
These 19 cars competed in the second Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 14, 1905 won by the #18 Darracq driven by Victor Hemery. Remember to click on the photos to enlarge the image: