Winner of the 1909 Merrimac Valley Trophy Race
William (Billy) Knipper (1882-1968) was an early star of US road races participating in the 1909 Lowell Races, the 1909 vanderbilt Cup Race, the 1910 Massapequa Sweepstakes and three Indy 500 Races (1911, 1913 and 1914).
Mar 23 2013
The intersection of Massapequa-Hicksville Road and the Long Island Motor Parkway was a favorite location for watching for watching the 1908, 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Dec 21 2012
For the 1910 races, three simultaneous races were held, with the running of the Massapequa and Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes with the Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Feb 02 2011
Andrea V: (Italy): " I'm the owner of the trophy won by William Knipper in a Chalmers-Detroit at the Merrimac Valley Trophy Race. Do you have information on the race and Knipper?
Jan 08 2011
The decision of the Indianapolis Speedway to hold one major 500-mile race in 1911 with an unheard purse of $25,100 (equal to $571,000 today) attracted the best racing teams and drivers. Not surprisingly, many of the drivers who participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and its associated races also drove…
May 15 2009
In celebration of the Indianapolis 500 Race on Memorial Day, this film shows the first Indy 500 Race held on May 30, 1911. Highlights include: