"The greatest driver of the past, the present, and the future"
Born: November 16, 1892
Died: August 11, 1953
Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari was and Italian motorcycle and race car driver known as "Il Mantovanao Volante (The Flying Mantuan). Dr. Ferdinand Porsche called Nuvolari "the greatest driver of the past, the present, and the future".
Mar 08 2012
Martin Schröder, an automotive historian on Auto Union Grand Prix racing, has forwarded these rare images of the two Auto Union Type-C racers that competed in the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Feb 04 2012
A summary of the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race- an attempt to revive racing on Long Island.
Apr 20 2011
Hank Wieand Bowman was considered the premier author of boating articles in the 1950s. Bowman also wrote several books on automobiles including; "Sports Cars in Competition" and "Famous Old Cars". In developing his research, he accumulated a large collection of automobile and boating photos. Tony Sundstrom has forwarded several Vanderbilt…
Aug 01 2010
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Aug 01 2010
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Jun 02 2010
This one-minute film highlights Bernd Rosemeyer's victory at the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury, New York. Rosemeyer drove an Auto Union Type C averaging 82.564 MPH over the 300-mile race.
May 06 2010
Yesterday, I described the discovery of a treasure box of Long Island auto racing photos by the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Among the events covered by photographer John Drennan was the awards ceremony for the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race winner Tazio Nuvolari. I believe these photos have never…
Jan 19 2010
Hi Matt, I have never seen this box before or whether it was used as one of the entrants' gifts or a prize for the top finishers. The 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race was won by the great Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa-Romeo. I will post your photos and see…
May 14 2009
In 1936 the Vanderbilt Cup Races returned to Long Island with the new Roosevelt Raceway built in Westbury.The winner of the race was the great Italian driver Tazio Nuvolari in #8 Alfa-Romeo. His victory was captured in this exciting newsreel.
Mar 20 2008
This newsreel highlights the 1937 George Vanderbilt Cup Race held on July 5, 1937 at Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island. The winner of the race was German Bernd Rosemeyer averaging 82.6 mph in an Auto Union.
Mar 10 2008
This newsreel highlights the 1936 George Vanderbilt Cup Race held at the new Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island. The race was held on October 12, 1936 and was won by the Italian ace driver Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo.