1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

France capture second consecutive Vanderbilt Cup Race

Location: Long Island, New York
Date: Saturday, October 14, 1905

Following the success of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race, the second race was held on October 14, 1905. Competing against the five American cars, France, Germany, and Italy started 14 of their greatest cars and drivers including; Vincenzo Lancia, Louis Chevrolet and the 1904 winner George Heath.Two French cars won first and second place for the second consecutive year. Victor Hemery won in the Darracq, averaging 61.5 mph. The 1904 winner, George Heath, finished in second place by only 3 minutes and 42 seconds. The Locomobile driven by Joe Tracy finished third, averaging 56.9 mph─the first time an American car had ever placed in an international competition.