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DePalma at the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race

The 1915 Vanderbilt Cup race was held in San Francisco in conjunction with the Panama Pacific International Exposition and it was held on a constructed road course. Above is Ralph DePalma in his Mercedes with which he managed a finish in forth place. The race was held after much rain and the conditions were horrible,…

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Harry Hartz’s Vanderbilt Cup Race Baby Cars

We have been following and posting photos and information for a number of years about early “Baby Cars” that were constructed during and after the 1912-’14 cycle car fad for racing, entertainment, and general use. Of particular interest are those which were used in the Junior Racing Series of America, a supporting series for the Vanderbilt Cup Races…

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Eddie Rickenbacker and Maxwell

Eddie Rickenbacker is shown here at the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup race in San Francisco in one of the early Maxwell teams cars. Rickenbacker and the Maxwell racing story is one that we will cover here in the future. He went out early in this race with ignition problems. Note the early slender, Taylor manufactured Boyce…

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