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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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[NOTE: Book Reviews have been moved to their own page with ratings.]

DVD Review: The World's Fastest Indian
by Russell Jaslow, June, 2006

A review of the movie "based on one hell of a true story," Burt Munro and his never-say-die dream of building the world's fastest Indian motocycle and his adventures on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

2004 Long Beach Grand Prix Historical F1 Photo Gallery
by Jeff Davidson, April, 2004

Another "vintage" weekend of historical open wheel racecars at Long Beach.

2003 Long Beach Grand Prix Historical F1 Photo Gallery
by Jeff Davidson, April, 2003

The Formula One cars return to Long Beach to put on an exhibition race.

1904 Vanderbilt Cup Rules
June, 2001

The conditions governing competition for the Trophy presented by Mr. William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., as they originally appeared, for the first Vanderbilt Cup race in 1904.

1904 Vanderbilt Cup Instructions
June, 2001

The instructions to operators (drivers), judges, checkers, and special officers, as they originally appeared, for the first Vanderbilt Cup race in 1904.

Auto Racing History's Russell Jaslow Appears In The Wall Street Journal.
Press Release, May 25, 2001

1967 Canadian Grand Prix Photo Gallery
by Fred Young, April, 2001

A very special treat. Fred Young pulled out some of his original photos of the first Canadian Grand Prix which he attended to complement the article that appeared earlier on this site.

Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival Photo Gallery
by Russell Jaslow, January, 2001

We once again bring you the very popular Festival at Watkins Glen for the reenactment of the famous Watkins Glen Grand Prix. The cars for the exhibition race and Concours d'Elegance are both captured.

Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival Photo Gallery
by Russell Jaslow, December, 1999

See the cars that made up the reenactment of the famous Watkins Glen Grand Prix. The cars for the exhibition race and Concours d'Elegance are both captured.

The Ardent Alligator and The 1949 Watkins Glen Grand Prix
by Russell Jaslow, December, 1999

The Ardent Alligator had a long career, but this car's highlight was winning the 1949 Watkins Glen Grand Prix driven brilliantly by Miles Collier.

First Canadian Grand Prix
by Russell Jaslow, April, 1999

This event may be the province of Montreal now, but it all started in Mosport.

Early Minnesota Auto Racing
by Don Stauffer, December, 1996

Although they got off to a slightly late start in the pioneering age of auto racing, Minnesota soon became home to a 24-hour race, events at the fairgrounds, and a superspeedway near Fort Snelling. Many greats of that era competed in the Twin Cities. The tracks may be gone (the superspeedway is now the airport), but the racing exploits have not been forgotten. [This article first appeared on Don Stauffer's personal home page and this link points you there.]

Who Really Won The First Indy 500?
by Russell Jaslow, February, 1997

The record books say it was Ray Harroun, but many facts, rumors, and claims point to Ralph Mulford as the true winner of the first Indy 500. [This article first appeared in the North American Motorsports Journal and this link points you there.]

Indianapolis, Miami, and Carl Fisher.
by Russell Jaslow, March, 1997

What do these two cities have in common? It could be said that one man is responsible for putting them on the map -- Carl Fisher. It was his idea to build the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in order to help that city win the battle with Detroit as the premier automotive manufacturing center. Afterwards, he went to Miami and dreamed up the idea of putting grand hotels on the beach, thus turning it into a Mecca for touring sun worshipers. [This article first appeared in the North American Motorsports Journal and this link points you there.]

The Great Savannah Races
by Russell Jaslow, May, 1997

There is going to be an Indy Lites race held in Savannah, GA, and CART may return big time racing to that area. It's time to look back at the history of racing in this city and how they were able to get two of the greatest events of the time -- The US Grand Prize and The Vanderbilt Cup. [This article first appeared in the North American Motorsports Journal and this link points you there.]

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