Winning Driver of the 1908 New York to Paris Race
Nationality: United States
Born: 1882, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: September 20, 1957 74 Years Newark, New Jersey
Montague Roberts was an early automobile pioneer who was a winning driver of the Thomas that won the 1908 New York to Paris Race. He taught many famous people how to drive including President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Nov 03 2013
On November 2, 2011, VanderbiltCupRaces.com published a post on driver Montague Roberts. Little did I know that it would help to reunite a family.
Apr 24 2013
Derek W. (Ottawa, Ontario): "I came across your wonderful site while looking for photos of my father- in- law's 1910 Abbott Detroit that was driven by Mortimer Roberts in the 1910 Massapequa Sweepstakes. The car is currently in Sweden. Do you have any photos of the car? "
Aug 06 2012
According to the Vanderbilt Cup Race rules, America could enter a maximum of five automobiles in the 1905 race. On September 23, 1905, the American Elimination Trial was held to determine the five entries from 12 American candidates.
Jul 06 2012
As in 1905, an American Elimination Trial determined the five racers to represent the United States in the Vanderbilt Cup Race. Of 16 entries, 12 cars survived the practice runs to race on Saturday, September 22, 1906.
Feb 15 2012
Robert Thomas: "Montague Roberts was my great uncle."
Nov 02 2011
Steve Lucas forwarded a request from Barbara Russell, the Brookhaven Town Historian, to help identify two photos recently discovered in their archives. Steve wrote: "She was hoping that you could identify them as to date, event, place, and type of car. They appear to be a race and thought maybe…
Jul 27 2010
Tom commented: "Does anyone actually have any interior shots of the L.I. Auto museum? I have never had the chance to visit when it was open and I have not ever seen any interior shots. Perhaps no inside photos were allowed. But would be interesting to see if some…
Jun 09 2010
Congratulations to Michael Ferner of Bitburg, Germany for correctly identifying the drivers in VanderbiltCupRaces.com's first Mystery Photo Contest. Here are the five drivers who posed at an Automobile Oldtimers Club meeting in November 1940.
Dec 15 2009
Twelve cars were scheduled to compete in the 1905 American Elimination Trial. The race was held on September 23, 1905 to help determine the five American entrants for the Vanderbilt Cup Race:
Nov 20 2009
As in 1905, an American Elimination Trial determined the five racers to represent the United States in the Vanderbilt Cup Race. Of 16 entries, 12 cars survived the practice runs to race on Saturday, September 22, 1906. Here are images and profiles of all 16 cars. (Remember to click…