Jan 21 2017

Driver/Mechanician of the Week: Al Poole (1904, 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races)

The driver/mechanician of the week is Al Poole- the mechanican for Joe Tracy in the 1904, 1905 , and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races and the 1905 and 1906 American Elimination Trials.


Howard Kroplick

Bulb Horn, Winter, 1960

In the Winter 1960 issue of the Bulb Horn, Peter Helck wrote this tribute to his friend Al Poole, Sr.

Courtesy of the book "The First American Grand Prix" by Tanya A.Bailey

1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

#3 Royal Tourist (USA) driven by Joe Tracy and Al Poole finished 13th. The car's cylinder and crankcase cracked on Bethpage Road during lap 2.

1906 American Elimination Trial and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

50th Anniversary of the First Vanderbilt Cup Race, Garden City, October 9, 1954

Three participants of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race holding the Vanderbilt Cup trophy at the Garden City Hotel; George Arents, Jr. (left), driver of the crashed Mercedes, Joe Tracy (right), and his mechanician Al Poole (center).


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