Dec 13 2010

New Series- Rare Images #1: Vanderbilt Cup Race Drivers and Mechanicians introduces today a new "Rare Images" series featuring rarely seen photos of Vanderbilt Cup Race personalities. We start off with this photo of Harry Grant and mechanician Frank Lee just prior to winning the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race.


Driver Joe Tracy and mechanician Al Poole at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race


Driver Vincenzo Lancia at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race


Driver George Robertson at the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race


Driver Louis Chevrolet at the 1908 or 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

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Dec 19 2010 Tom Grant 12:55 PM

Howard:  Another terrific find.  Thanks again for sharing with us.  Hope all is well with you.
Happy Holidays,

Dec 19 2010 Kirk Gibson 1:53 PM

Hi Howard,

In your DRIVERS category, I think you might wish to include the colorful Lewis Strang, who drove the ill-fated Renault in 1908.  Despite the poor showing on Long Island, due to mechanical difficulties in the Vanderboilt Cup Race and the Parkway Sweepstakes, he had a very interesting career, including winning at Indianapolis in 1909 and being the pole sitter at the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911.

A nice writeup can be found at

Dec 19 2010 jim poole 4:23 PM

wow…that is a rare photo of Joe Tracy & Al Poole, my grandfather.  I have never seen it before. He looks pretty young.  Wonder if he had a driver’s license.

Thanks for sending, Howard.  These are really quite remarkable.

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