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1905 Matheson Vanderbilt Cup Car

Tom Cooper posing in the 1905 version of the Matheson Vanderbilt Cup Racer which unfortunately did not make the field. They tried to make the race with two stock 40 hp cars, in a field comprised of thoroughbred racing cars that were in the elimination race for only five spots on the American team. Cooper’s car…

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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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