Simplex #17 (1904)
Holes cut in frame in order to meet weight requirements for the 1904 race
Mechanician: Harry Hill
Finish Place: 9
Average Speed: 29.9
Mar 09 2013
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.
Nov 20 2012
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…
Nov 16 2012
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.
Apr 04 2012
Richard Althaus, President, Hicksville Gregory Museum: "I am interested to know if you have any info especially photos in regards to Hicksville in your collection. Mainly the 1904 race, where they had to traverse the railroad in Hicksville, not far from the station. Any info you have would be appreciated."
Mar 28 2012
In another VanderbiltCupRaces.com exclusive, this image may be the only photo showing the #17 Simplex breaking down at the Hempstead Control near the end of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race (Updated: December 31, 2011):
- Mar 09 2008