Locomobile Fuel Tanks being Refilled during Vanderbilt Cup Race, 1908

Summary

Locomobile "Old 16" fuels up during the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup race on Long Island, New York. Men in the pit look on as two others -- probably driver George Robertson and riding mechanic Glenn Etheridge -- service the car before thundering to victory on October 24. It was the first time an American automobile won a major international race.

Locomobile "Old 16" fuels up during the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup race on Long Island, New York. Men in the pit look on as two others -- probably driver George Robertson and riding mechanic Glenn Etheridge -- service the car before thundering to victory on October 24. It was the first time an American automobile won a major international race.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

1908

Subject Date

24 October 1908

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.0.4.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.75 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front of postcard below image: Vanderbilt Race, October 24, 1908. The winning Locomobile stopping at the end of the ninth lap to / take on supplies. The tanks were filled in one minute and fifteen seconds.

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