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.
Oct 30 2013
The 39th bridge in the series documenting the 65 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the Newbridge Road Bridge in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown).
Jun 05 2013
Come join the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society and the Bethpage community for a "Clean Up the Historic Deadman's Curve" Day at 9:00 AM Saturday, June 22, 2013.
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…
Feb 06 2010
These are the 17 cars that raced in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 24, 1908. The race was run over a 23.46 mile course including 8 miles of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The winner needed to complete 11 laps of the course…