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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.


Racing history is unique amongst sports. The basic concept of racing has remained the same -- get from point A to point B before anybody else does. But unlike other sports, the means and ways it is done is so varied it provides one with so many opportunities to enjoy the sport. Thus, it also spawns a richness of history no other sport is capable of matching.

On this web site, we aim to explore certain areas of history and provide an overview on other subjects. The site is run by . His primary historical interests are the Vanderbilt Cup Races, Pre-WWI racing, and the real Indianapolis 500. His secondary interests include almost any topic covering European Grand Prix racing, American sports car racing, racing through the streets of Watkins Glen, and he reserves the right to become interested in just about anything else.

In these pages, you will see articles dealing with various historical auto racing subjects written by and others. We have many book reviews with ratings. We present various records and stats, listing series champions, race winners, historic race results, and more. A comprehensive, and always growing, links page will, hopefully, help quench your thirst for any topic in racing history.

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