Starting Lineup


  • Aug 11 2016

    Starting Lineup: The 6 Cars of the 1909 Massapequa Sweepstakes

    The 10 lap, 126.4 mile race had a small but competitive field of six entries: two Chalmers-Detroit “30’s,” one Hudson and three Maxwells. (1 comments)


  • Oct 22 2014

    Starting Lineup: The 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race in San Francisco, California Updated: 10/10/2016

    The 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race was held in conjunction with the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California. (1 comments)


  • Feb 16 2012

    The 1910 Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes

    For the 1910 races, three simultaneous races were planned, with the running of the Massapequa and Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes with the Vanderbilt Cup Race. Different, though, was the order in which they would run. Instead of starting the smaller Wheatley Hills cars first, the new plan called for them to start (1 comments)


  • Jan 26 2012

    The 1909 Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes Won by Ray Harroun in a Marmon

    During the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race, two other sweepstakes races (the Massapequa Sweepstakes and the Wheatley Hills Sweepstakes ) were run simultaneously for commercially available stock cars. The Wheatley Sweepstakes had only four entrants for the "sub-class 3" stock cars with engines 231 to 300 cubic inches. The winner received a prize of $1,000. (1 comments)


  • Dec 12 2011

    Starting Lineup: The 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Eighteen racers participated in the first Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 8, 1904. Photos of 17 of the 18 entrants at the Westbury starting line on Jericho Turnpike are shown here for the first time. The #10 Fiat arrived late at the starting line and began with a running start. (1 comments)


  • Nov 30 2011

    Archives: Starting Lineups

    Below are related links to Starting Lineups on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: February 16, 2012): (0 comments)


  • Apr 28 2011

    Starting Lineup: The 6 Cars of the 1910 Massapequa Sweepstakes

    During the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race, two other sweepstakes races were run simultaneously for commercially available stock cars. The Massapequa Sweepstakes had six entrants for the smallest stock cars who competed for 10 laps over 126.4 miles. Here are images and information on the two Coles, three Abbott-Detroits and one Lancia that competed: (0 comments)


  • Dec 30 2010

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: Starting Lineup for the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    In 1936 the Vanderbilt Cup Races returned to Long Island at the new Roosevelt Raceway built in Westbury. The 300-mile race consisted of 75 laps over the 4-mile road course. A total of 45 race cars competed on October 12, 1936. For the first time, images of 34 of the starters for the 1936 George Vanderbilt Cup (15 comments)


  • Nov 25 2010

    Starting Lineup- The 6 “J” Cars of the 1908 Jericho Sweepstakes

    On September 10, 1908, the AAA Race Commission announced plans to christen the Motor Parkway with an event called, “The Long Island Motor Parkway Sweepstakes.” Five concurrent stock car races were scheduled for October 10, 1908. The idea was to create an opportunity to test the new course, timing systems, and crowd control for (0 comments)


  • Sep 16 2010

    Starting Lineup- The 8 “N” Cars of the 1908 Nassau Sweepstakes

    On September 10, 1908, the AAA Race Commission announced plans to christen the Motor Parkway with an event called, “The Long Island Motor Parkway Sweepstakes.” Five concurrent stock car races were scheduled for October 10, 1908. The idea was to create an opportunity to test the new course, timing systems, and crowd control for (2 comments)




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