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  vanderbilt cup
The 1912 Vanderbilt Cup Race was a 300-mile event run on city streets in the northwest part of Milwaukee on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
VANDERBILT CUP RACE COURSE, Oct. 2 -- With his roaring exhausts belching smoke, Ralph De Palma shot from the starting line at 11 a.m.
Pullen, barred from the race on account by the failure of his car to meet the requirements of the Vanderbilt race, rode with Hughes as his mechanician.
www.rumbledrome.com /milwvand.html   (1139 words)

 AutoRacing1.com - CART News
The re-creation of The Vanderbilt Cup was produced by Tiffany and Co., America's premier jeweler and silversmith, and is literally priceless since any re-creation of The Cup must meet the approval of the Vanderbilt family.
The Vanderbilt Cup, inspired by artifacts found among the treasures at Boscoreale dating as far back as 79 A.D., is cast from approximately 135 troy ounces of sterling silver and 30 inches in height.
The Vanderbilt Cup, the original of which is housed in the Smithsonian Institute, became the prize for the 11 Vanderbilt Cup races that were run from 1904 to 1916 (with the exception of 1907 and '13), some of the earliest motorsports events run in the United States.
www.autoracing1.com /htmfiles/2000/0729Vanderbilt.htm   (828 words)

 Vanderbilt Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vanderbilt prevailed and the inaugural race was run over a 30.24 mile course of winding dirt roads through Nassau County and area.
Vanderbilt formed a company to build the Long Island Motor Parkway, one of the country's first modern paved parkways that could not only be used for the race but would open up Long Island for easy access and economic development.
The Vanderbilt Cup was held successfully on Long Island until 1911 when it was showcased at Savannah, Georgia in combination with the American Grand Prize.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vanderbilt_Cup   (814 words)

 ACBL Hall of Fame - Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt decided to make it more challenging by requiring a partnership to actually bid to the game or slam level in order to receive the bonus.
Vanderbilt was a member of the Laws Committee of the Whist Club of New York that made the American laws of contract bridge (1927, 1931) and the first international code (1932).
In 1968, Vanderbilt spent more than $50,000 to recreate the lost molds for the replicas of the American trophy and to provide a quantity of replicas of both trophies sufficient to last from 20 to 40 years.
www.acbl.org /halloffame/vanderbilt.htm   (663 words)

 Two Finish Inagural Vanderbilt Cup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At the beginning of the twentieth century, auto races were routinely organized so that wealthy gentlemen might have an opportunity to showcase the prowess of their prized possessions.
For Vanderbilt and his cronies, the sporting aspect of the car was an extremely important part of its appeal.
A participant traverses the course in the inagural Vanderbilt International Automobile Cup, held in October of 1904.
www.georgetown.edu /users/jkm24/races.htm   (116 words)

 Grandprix: The Vanderbilt Cup
The Vanderbilt Cup was established in 1904 by William K. Vanderbilt Jr.
Vanderbilt was a skilled driver and racing pioneer.
The original Cup was a prize for races staged by Vanderbilt around the country in the early 1900s.
www.sptimes.com /2003/02/21/news_pf/Grandprix/The_Vanderbilt_Cup.shtml   (156 words)

 Champ Car > News Monday, January 3, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
William K. Vanderbilt II was one of the country’s richest men and he was captivated by the potential of this new-fangled thing called the automobile.
Vanderbilt saw what was happening to auto racing and the fledgling automobile industry in Europe and wanted to create the same elevated level of interest here in the United States where racing had fallen behind Europe.
The Vanderbilt Cup races were sanctioned by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and Robertson went on to beat Louis Chevrolet to the following year’s inaugural AAA national driving championship.
www.champcarworldseries.com /News/Article.asp?ID=8627   (1498 words)

 Harold Stirling Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Oakdale, New York, the third child and second son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Erskine Smith, to family and friends he was known by the nickname "Mike." He was a brother to William Kissam Vanderbilt II and Consuelo Vanderbilt.
As a boy, Harold Vanderbilt spent part of his summers at his family's vacation mansions, the Idle Hour estate in Long Island, New York on the banks of the Connetquot River, Marble House at Newport, Rhode Island, and later at Belcourt (the Newport mansion of his step-father, Oliver Belmont).
Vanderbilt was also a card game enthusiast who, in 1925, invented the scoring system by which the game of contract bridge drove auction bridge into utter oblivion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harold_Vanderbilt   (968 words)

 Long Island Motor Parkway
Vanderbilt organized the reigning captains of industry and Long Island's most influential families to organize the financing and design of the road.
While the incorporators of the parkway did not share Vanderbilt's passion for speed, they were receptive to the long-term possibilities of a 60-mile-long, limited-access road from Queens to Riverhead.
By the 1920's, with the Cup races and the World War I years over, the Long Island Motor Parkway was transformed into an access road for New York City socialites, who used it to travel to estates on the party circuit.
www.nycroads.com /history/motor   (2054 words)

 ACBL Hall of Fame - Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
Harold Vanderbilt of Newport RI, was a bridge authority whose revisions of auction bridge scoring principles created modern contract bridge, also a system-maker and champion player.
His greatest fame in competitive fields is as a yachtsman – his revision of right-of-way rules is still known as the Vanderbilt Rules.
Vanderbilt took up bridge seriously in 1906, and his partnership with J. Elwell was considered the strongest in the U.S. from 1910 to 1920.
web2.acbl.org /halloffame/vanderbilt.htm   (602 words)

 Vanderbilt Cup - WOI Encyclopedia Italia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The 1908 race was held over parts of the new highway and much to the delight of the large crowd on hand, George Robertson, a 23-year-old from Garden City, New York, became the first American to win the Vanderbilt Cup.
The Vanderbilt Cup was not held again until 1936 when William Kissam Vanderbilt II's nephew, George Washington Vanderbilt III picked up the cause and sponsored a 300-mile race at the new facilities at Roosevelt Raceway.
In recognition of William Kissam Vanderbilt's place in automotive racing history, a copy of the original cup was created as the trophy for the CART U.S. 500 race.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Vanderbilt_Cup   (800 words)

 The Age of the Auto
The first Vanderbilt Cup Race was not just a test of race cars, it was an event that would popularize the automobile like no other.
Vanderbilt had hired men to keep order and spent thousands installing wire fencing to hold back the crowds, who would run out onto the road to get a better look at an approaching car.
Vanderbilt reduced the tolls to $1.50 in 1912, and to $1 in 1917.
mlloyd.org /gen/pdington/text/hs701a.htm   (2207 words)

 The Vanderbilt Cup
Many races have been held under the Vanderbilt Cup banner but the initial races from 1904-1910 on the streets of Long Island marked the high point of this series.
Born from the imagination of William "Willie K" Vanderbilt, Jr., great grandson of millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt and a racer in his own right, these races were held despite numerous court orders, public hearings and threats of injunction.
The Vanderbilt Cup would continue to be held but the focus was now on the American Grand Prize with its recognition of ACF rules and corresponding international field.
www.ddavid.com /formula1/vand.htm   (909 words)

 1905 Vanderbilt Cup
The Seawanhaka Corinthian Y.C., under whose auspices this race was held, is a member of the American Power Boat Association, but apparently the club cares nothing about the rules of the association, since in the race on Wednesday last the boat which got the cup violated at least two of the rules.
Just before reaching the committee boat on the third lap, XPDNC stopped to take on oil, and owing to her thrust bearings running dry (which were put in hurriedly to allow the boat to compete in the race) the mechanic was unable to start the engine, and she was taken in tow for the harbor.
It seems a shame that such a valuable cup, presented by so thorough a sportsman as the donor, should be raced for by so few boats and with such miserable results.
www.lesliefield.com /races/1905_vanderbilt_cup.htm   (1280 words)

 Harold Vanderbilt, Sailing photos, Harold S. Vanderbilt, The American Cup
But Harold Vanderbilt steadily divested from his railroad properties and he owned only 10'000 shares in 1954, when the Vanderbilt faction was ousted from the Board by a group of financiers headed by Robert Young and including Texas oil millionaires Clint Murchinson and Sid Richardson.
Gertrude Vanderbilt was the first woman to race aboard an America's Cup yacht during an actual defense.
Harold Vanderbilt was the first to develop the timed start, for ever known as the Vanderbilt start.
www.parsec-santa.com /sail/vanderbilt.html   (1285 words)

 Long Island Motor Parkway-Vanderbilt Cup Race Continuation Page 1
Vanderbilt to his specifications for use as a pace "car" on the board track inside the old Madison Square Garden; it was specially fashioned at 32" outside width (instead of the standard 48") so it would fit in one of the lanes of the track!
Although the winners of the 11 Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904-1906, 1908-1912, 1914-1916) could not keep the one and only Vanderbilt Cup, bronze plaques were given to both the driver and owner of the winning car.
The 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race was won by George Robertson in the 120 HP #16 Locomobile on 24 Oct 1908.
home.att.net /~Berliner-Ultrasonics/limpvcp1.html   (1276 words)

 Auto Racing History Vanderbilt Cup Winners
Center: Action during the 1916 Vanderbilt Cup event at Santa Monica with William Bolden (#12) leading Omar Toft.
George Vanderbilt, nephew of Willie K., donates a new Cup for the winner.
Cornelius Vanderbilt, another nephew of Willie K., donates a new Cup for the winner.
www.deepthrottle.com /History/vanderbilt_winners.shtml   (406 words)

 McFarland - Publisher of Reference and Scholarly Books
In 1908, the Vanderbilt Cup was joined by a second international competition, the International Grand Prize, the first grand prix held outside France.
By 1913, the Indianapolis 500 would supplant the Vanderbilt Cup and Grand Prize as America’s preeminent race, forever turning mainstream America’s attention away from road racing and toward the oval tracks then proliferating around the country.
The primary focus is on America’s first three races of international stature: the Vanderbilt Cup, the International Grand Prize and the Indianapolis 500.
www.mcfarlandpub.com /book-2.php?isbn=0-7864-2474-5   (279 words)

 The Original Savannah Races
The premiere international event on this side of the Atlantic in the early part of the century was the Vanderbilt Cup.
The Vanderbilt Cup race was first, and it was an utter disaster.
And with the obvious inability for Long Island to police its course for the Vanderbilt Cup, and the reputation Savannah had for hosting events, they were also given the race that originally sparked the Savannah Automobile Club to get into the racing business.
www.na-motorsports.com /Journal/1997/3/RussellJ.html   (2753 words)

 Auto Racing History First Vanderbilt Cup Rules
William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., and one member of the Automobile Club of France, to be named by the President of the A. During such succeeding years that the contest may be held within the United States the commission shall be constituted as above.
Sixth: The Vanderbilt Cup was based heavily on the Gordon Bennett races, thus the cars, and where they were manufactured, were more important than the drivers.
However, Vanderbilt felt that after a couple of years, the race would be big enough to still interest the American manufacturers if it should leave the country, which would have happened since a French car won both those years.
www.deepthrottle.com /History/vanderbilt_rules.shtml   (1406 words)

 VintageAutoSports-Reliving Motorsport's Past-Events-News-Vanderbilt Cup
We suggested a parade of antique cars on the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup circuit and a day of time trials for cars with a racing heritage on the roadways encircling Nassau County's Mitchel Athletic Fields.
So the first Vanderbilt Cup Centennial was duly celebrated in October of 2004.
For 2005, the 2nd Vanderbilt Cup celebration promises to be an unforgettable event spanning Long Island.
www.september8th.com /news_vanderbilt1.htm   (613 words)

 Long Island Motor Parkway-Vanderbilt Cup Race Page
A prized display is the original Vanderbilt Cup, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution (it's normally on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan).
Vanderbilt and his c├┤terie hammered out a plan to build a racecourse from central Queens to Riverhead, with huge turning loops at Hicksville and Riverhead.
Vanderbilt Cup racing is of such great popularity even today that there are modern replicas of the Stanley Steamer racers built and running (replicars) and Websites about them.
home.att.net /~Berliner-Ultrasonics/limpvcup.html   (2610 words)

 Women & The Sea : The Mariner's Museum
Vanderbilt's wife, Gertrude or "Gertie," was a member of the crew of the
It was the first time two women had competed against each other in an America's Cup race.
Vanderbilt's boat went on to win all twenty-nine of its races in 1937.
www.mariner.org /women/yachting/phyllis.htm   (131 words)

 Scout.com: Snedeker leads Porter Cup after two rounds
Vanderbilt standout Brandt Snedeker leads the prestigious Porter Cup after firing rounds of 63 and 62 in the first two rounds.
The 45th Annual Porter Cup, which concludes with Friday's third round and Saturday's final round, is being played at the par-70 Niagara Falls Country Club.
Through the years, the Porter Cup is proud to have hosted many of the greats of the game.
vanderbilt.scout.com /2/161739.html   (365 words)

 Invisible Heroes - Hero
Willie Vanderbilt II is a young man fascinated with automobiles.
Later in the year, Willie II holds the first Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race and single-handedly changes the course of American auto making.
Before the Vanderbilt Cup, American cars are merely motorized buggies moving not much faster than a horse can trot.
www.invisibleheroes.com /hero.asp?issue=133   (378 words)

 Motorsport.com: News channel
CHICAGO (July 29, 2000) - The current stars of the FedEx Championship Series will have the opportunity to pursue one of racing's most heritage-rich and prestigious trophies as Championship Racing Teams announced today that a re-creation of The Vanderbilt Cup will serve as the trophy for future series champions.
The re-creation of The Vanderbilt Cup was produced by Tiffany & Co., America's premier jeweler and silversmith, and is literally priceless since any re-creation of The Cup must meet the approval of the Vanderbilt family.
Smaller versions of The Vanderbilt Cup, known as keeper cups, will be produced by Tiffany & Co. and presented to the championship owner and driver.
www.motorsport.com /news/article.asp?ID=48636   (823 words)

 George Vanderbilt and the winner Tazio Nuvolari at the Roosvelt Field circuit, 1936   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
George Vanderbilt and the winner Tazio Nuvolari at the Roosvelt Field circuit, 1936
George Vanderbilt, the American multi-millionaire "sponsor" of the race, gives the enormous cup to the Mantuan that is still on his Alfa Romeo type 12C-36 (but he will be transported in triumph and he'll enter in the cup!).
The 1936 edition of the Vanderbilt's Cup resumed the traditional race that born in 1904 and that was interrupted in 1916.
www.nivola.org /nuv2-vanderbilte.html   (110 words)

 TIME.com: Bridge -- Nov. 14, 1932 -- Page 1
Ever since Harold Stirling (''Mike") Vanderbilt put up the Vanderbilt Cup for contract bridge teams of four, he has been ambitious to have his own name engraved on it among the winners.
Vanderbilt was playing with Sims, Karn and Baron Waldemar von Zedtwitz, onetime member of Ely Culbertson's Bridge World team which won in 1930.
While von Zedtwitz and Vanderbilt were thus earning their side 100 points, their partners were doing even better.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,847058,00.html   (657 words)

 Vanderbilt's great-grandson was racing pioneer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
William K. Vanderbilt, the great-grandson of University founder Cornelius Vanderbilt, was an avid automobile racer.
The next year, he established the Vanderbilt Cup to encourage American automakers to become more involved in the burgeoning sport.
The high-speed, private toll road stretching 45 miles from Queens to Suffolk County, N.Y, featured 65 steel-and-concrete bridges and overpasses; its long, straight stretches were well suited for racing.
www.vanderbilt.edu /News/register/Feb12_01/story6.html   (141 words)

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