Aug 30 2012
During the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race, two other sweepstakes races (the Massapequa Sweepstakes and the Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes ) were run simultaneously for commercially available stock cars. The Massapequa Sweepstakes had six entrants for the smallest stock cars with engines 161 to 230 cubic inches.
Dec 30 2011
One innovation of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the first use of service racing pits in an American automobile race.The 1908 rules allowed only the driver and mechanician to work on the car. However, the rules were modified in 1910 to allow two of the pit crew to replenish…
Aug 18 2011
The Connecticut Humanities Council has posted an article on the history of the Corbin Motor Vehicle Corporation which was based in Bristol, Connecticut. The company entered their Corbin Cannonball racer in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jun 21 2010
As reported in the New Britain Herald, the 2010 Klingberg Vintage Motor Car Festival held last Saturday was a big success for both spectators and participants. Here are a few of the many highlights:
Jun 16 2010
In 1905, the American Hardware Corporation, makers of screws and locks, had a dream to make New Britain, Connecticut the automobile capital of the world by financing the Corbin Motor Vehicle Company. Their inital product line included two-air-cooled models that featured metal brake shoes, apparently a first for an American…