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Views from the Pits of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Views from the Pits of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Malcolm Campbell (1885 - 1948), Sportsman. Born in Chislehurst in Kent, he was educated at Uppingham School in Berkshire, then in Germany for eighteen months and France for a year. His first job was at Lloyd's Corporation of Underwriters, where he worked for two years without a salary and for a third on one pound per week, which he used to fund his hobby of motor cycles. At the age of 21, he became a Member of Lloyd's and, shortly afterwards, made a considerable fortune by offering…

Malcolm Campbell (1885 - 1948), Sportsman. Born in Chislehurst in Kent, he was educated at Uppingham School in Berkshire, then in Germany for eighteen months and France for a year. His first job was at Lloyd's Corporation of Underwriters, where he worked for two years without a salary and for a third on one pound per week, which he used to fund his hobby of motor cycles. At the age of 21, he became a Member of Lloyd's and, shortly afterwards, made a considerable fortune by offering…

1910 vanderbilt cup   franz heim (#8 benz) dnf 5 laps fire, walter jones (#9 amplex) 14th, johnny aitken (#10 national) 3rd

1910 vanderbilt cup franz heim (#8 benz) dnf 5 laps fire, walter jones (#9 amplex) 14th, johnny aitken (#10 national) 3rd

Vanderbilt Cup Races - Blog - 1910 Massapequa Sweepstakes Racer #53 Abbott Detroit Found In Sweden

Vanderbilt Cup Races - Blog - 1910 Massapequa Sweepstakes Racer #53 Abbott Detroit Found In Sweden

Vanderbilt Cup Races - Blog - 1910 Massapequa Sweepstakes Racer #53 Abbott Detroit Found In Sweden

Vanderbilt Cup Races - Blog - 1910 Massapequa Sweepstakes Racer #53 Abbott Detroit Found In Sweden

Vanderbilt Cup in 1910. The vividly imagery really gives you a feeling of danger and risk. These guys were daredevil’s.  Of course, the venue makes this set special as well. The Vanderbilt Cup was really the first major American racing event. In 1904 William Vanderbilt had a crazy idea and preferred Long Island, NY as the perfect locale. Unfortunately, the politicians weren’t digging the idea and public hearings were soon held. After months of court, William managed to win out and have his…

Vanderbilt Cup in 1910. The vividly imagery really gives you a feeling of danger and risk. These guys were daredevil’s. Of course, the venue makes this set special as well. The Vanderbilt Cup was really the first major American racing event. In 1904 William Vanderbilt had a crazy idea and preferred Long Island, NY as the perfect locale. Unfortunately, the politicians weren’t digging the idea and public hearings were soon held. After months of court, William managed to win out and have his…

Vanderbilt Cup in 1910 was held in Long Island, NY.  A special venue and locale; the cup was held on Vanderbilt’s dream track for two more years, but began to move around the country after that. It was finally canceled for good when America entered World War I. The image you see here is from the last event held on Long Island.

Vanderbilt Cup in 1910 was held in Long Island, NY. A special venue and locale; the cup was held on Vanderbilt’s dream track for two more years, but began to move around the country after that. It was finally canceled for good when America entered World War I. The image you see here is from the last event held on Long Island.

1936 Alfa Romeo 12C-36 Vanderbilt Cup. Tazio Nuvolari | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1936 Alfa Romeo 12C-36 Vanderbilt Cup. Tazio Nuvolari | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

In the early 1900's, at the dawn of the automotive motorsport age, one of the most significant race venues was the Prinz Heinrich Tour, named after Prince Albert Wilhelm Heinrich of Prussia, automotive enthusiast and brother of German Emperor Wilhelm II.   In 1907, the German Imperial Automobile Club organized the first annual Prinz Heinrich Tour which is often seen as a precursor to the German Grand Prix. Among the races' most notable winners were Fritz Erle who won the 1908 race

In the early 1900's, at the dawn of the automotive motorsport age, one of the most significant race venues was the Prinz Heinrich Tour, named after Prince Albert Wilhelm Heinrich of Prussia, automotive enthusiast and brother of German Emperor Wilhelm II. In 1907, the German Imperial Automobile Club organized the first annual Prinz Heinrich Tour which is often seen as a precursor to the German Grand Prix. Among the races' most notable winners were Fritz Erle who won the 1908 race

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