Oct 29 2009

The 1910 Massapequa Sweepstakes Trophy Makes an Appearance

In September 1, 2008, I described a dashboard plaque that was provided by the Cole Motors Company to celebrate their victory in the 1910 Massapequa Sweepstakes, simultaneously with the Vanderbilt Cup Race. The plaque contains an embossing of the huge "Massapequa Sweepstakes Trophy" that was given to Cole for winning the race.

Rich of Arnold, Missouri, has submitted this photo of the trophy. It appeared at the 2006 Shifting Gears event at the Missouri Historical Museum. The trophy arrived in a Cole automobile driven by a member of the Cole family!


Nov 02 2009 Mark Dill 11:25 AM

A professional shot of this trophy would be great for your book!

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