Designer and driver of the Packard Gray Wolf
Charles Schmidt was one of the early designer of automobiles. Beginning in 1894, Schmidt had over eight year's experience designing cars in his native France. He had been working as a plant superintendant at the Mors factory and as a part-time racing driver before coming to work for the company which became the Packard Motor Car Company.
Jul 20 2013
Joe Oesterle: Do you know exactly where these old pictures (of the Hempstead Control) were taken?
Jul 16 2013
The 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race consisted of ten laps of the 30-mile course with controls in Hicksville and Hempstead.
Jul 06 2013
One of the most exciting locations to watch the first Vanderbilt Cup Race was the turn from Massapequa-Hicksville Road onto the new Bethpage-Hempstead Turnpike in present day Plainedge. Here's the "Then & Now."
Oct 08 2012
Monday marked the 108th anniversary of the first Vanderbilt Cup Race on October 8, 1904. In celebration of this historic race, here are the two-minute American Biograph film of the race and several of my favorite 1904 race images.
Aug 14 2012
The CSI (Cup Scene Investigation) Team of VanderbiltCupRaces.com has been asked to estimate the number of people who actually attended the six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island. First up, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on a 30.24-mile triangular course in Nassau County and Queens.
Apr 09 2011
One of the five American entries in the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the 30-HP lightweight dirt-track Packard Gray Wolf. Driven by its designer Charles Schmidt, the first Packard racer had previously set one-mile and five-mile records in January 1904.
Mar 30 2011
In celebration of their Silver Anniversary, the Packard Club commissioned Peter Helck in 1978 to create a special cover painting for The Packard Cormorant, their official magazine.
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race (Updated: December 31, 2011):
- Mar 09 2008