May 19 2009

Willie K Helping to Start the 1908 Renault Racer

In addition to donating the trophy for the Vanderbilt Cup Races, William K, Vanderbilt, Jr. was a very active referee for all six races held on Long Island. As shown in this photo of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, he was always willing to assist when needed.

When the #17 Renault driven by Lewis Strang stalled at the start, Willie K (on the far left wearing a cap and goggles) jumped in and helpd push the car. The Renault eventually did start- thanks in part to Willie K.


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