Drove the first supercharged racing car the Chadwick "Big Six" in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the American Grand Prize
Nationality: United States
Born: July 10, 1885 East Cameron, Pennsylvania
Died: April 16, 1966 Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 80 Years
Started racing in 1906 and in 1908 raced (and indeed won in) the very first supercharged racing car. Won many hillclimbs and later became a works driver for Benz and Duesenberg. Haupt also worked as an aircraft engineer.
May 21 2013
The Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society will be meeting at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Bethpage Library.
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…
Feb 23 2012
An original Peter Helck painting of William Haupt driving the Chadwick Six at a 1908 Wilkes-Barre Hill Climb is available for sale at the l'art et l'autombile website. Haupt drove the Chadwick at the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jun 23 2010
One of the most spectacular vantage points of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race course was the Long Island Rail Road Bridge on Ellison Road in Westbury. Drivers mounting the sharp grade of the bridge would often find the wheels of their cars lifting off the road as if they…