OT - The Vic-Mac Garage “Baby Vanderbilt Cup” Racing Car

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 06:46 am:



The Vic-Mac Garage “Baby Vanderbilt Cup” Racing Car: The Baby Vanderbilt Cup events were staged as a supporting series for some of the Vanderbilt Cup Races, which were held in California between the years of 1914 and 1916. The Vic-Mac racing car seen here appears to have won a race in the series. Learn more about this type of small fry racing and see more photos @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=113493


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 08:18 am:

Ah, the cycle car craze, it was a world wide fad for cycle cars circa 1913/14 - guess it was WW1 and the disappointing performance and longevity for most cycle cars that ended it? The Model T did also have part of the demise of cycle cars, it was much more of a car but still cheap.

But Ford must have been somewhat intrigued, he did a one off prototype in 1914 and parked it outside the hotel Pontchartrain in downtown Detroit, likely to scare off investors in cycle car businesses:

Henrys cycle T


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 09:57 am:

Rodger, Thanks for sharing that tid-bit and the Ford prototype photo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 02:35 pm:

Looks like a Cycle Kart. Cycle Kart Racing.
http://www.cyclekarts.com/


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