Mar 19 2014

Henry Austin Clark Jr. 1974 Article: “The Vanderbilt Cup Races- Part I: 1904”

Tony Kaye has forwarded a September 1974 article by Henry Austin Clark Jr. on the Vanderbilt Cup Races describing many of the breakdowns and accidents."Generally we find one thing or another that goes awry when we attend a race in modern times, and it was the same way in the old days."

Here is the section on the 1904 race.


Howard Kroplick

The 1904 course

Driver George Arents, Jr. and his mechanician Carl Mensel.

Paul Sartori driving Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's FIAT

Joe Tracy and the 1904 Royal Tourist.

Wilhelm Werner's Mercedes at the starting line with referee William K. Vanderbilt Jr.

George Heath winning the 1904 race in a Panhard.


Mar 23 2014 Roger Price 7:27 PM

It’s always a treat for me to read stuff written by Austin Clark.  I remember his column, “Young Nuts and Old Bolts.”  Too bad I never saved any of those articles.
I’m glad that you are preserving them.
Thanks again.

Nov 03 2014 Dr W McDade 5:50 PM


where can I find information about the Locomobile “Old 16”.....Vanderbiltt Cup winner..??

thank you

Dr McDade
From Howard Kroplick

Dr. McDade, Old 16 is pn display at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan: .

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