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Left: The Locomobile Type 1906, "Old 16", driven by George Robertson on its way to winning the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup on Long Island.

Center: Action during the 1916 Vanderbilt Cup event at Santa Monica with William Bolden (#12) leading Omar Toft.

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  • Book Review: Ghost Tracks. (12/8/07)
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  • Book Review: The Grand Prix Saboteurs. (8/19/07)
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