1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race

The Vanderbilt Cup Races become a stock-chasis contests

Location: Nassau County, Long Island, New York
Date: October 30, 1909

By 1909 the vogue of Stock-Chassis racing had become widespread; the direct result of the practical demands engendered by the fast-growing acceptance of the automobile. The car, no longer a mere sensational symbol of speed, was becoming a utility. The Vanderbilts of 1909 and 1910 were Stock-Car contests and the last of the great Cup Series on Long Island.