Named "World's Speed King" in 1911
Nationality: United States
Born: April 23, 1884 Imlay City, Michigan
Died: April 18,1916 Corona , California 32 Years
Killed in a road race, when he crashed his Peugeot. Land speed record ace, known as 'Wild Bob', he was one of the top early racers, winning at Grosse Point in 1905 and the first ever race at Indianapolis in 1909.
Mar 18 2013
Congratulations to Arejan Bos, Jean-Yves Lassaux and Randy Reed for correctly identifying the Mystery Friday Foto: Driver Bob Burman and his mechanician Jack Gable with a Peugeot at the 1915 Indy 500 Race
Dec 27 2012
One of the most exciting spots to view the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races was from the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge over the Massapequa-Hicksville Road.
Jul 14 2012
In 1915 both the Vanderbilt Cup Race and the American Grand Prize were held in conjunction with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California.
Jun 23 2012
When the Long Island Motor Parkway was completed in October 1908, the first race using the completed 9 miles of the road was not the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, but a series of five concurrent races called the Motor Parkway Sweepstakes. The story of these races and photo highlights are…
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jul 06 2010
A large field of 30 cars raced in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 1, 1910. The race was run on the same course as in 1909- a total of 12.64 miles including 5.15 miles of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The winner needed…
Jan 22 2010
On September 10, 1908, the AAA Race Commission announced plans to christen the Motor Parkway with an event called, “The Long Island Motor Parkway Sweepstakes.” Five concurrent stock car races were scheduled for October 10, 1908. The idea was to create an opportunity to test the new course, timing systems,…
Apr 20 2009
A.R. Pardington was William K. Vanderbilt, Jr.'s right-hand man and helped develop both the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway. Last March, a family member Marshall Davies Llyod emailed VanderbiltCupRaces.com requesting photos and films of A.R. I found the photos but no films... until…