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1904 Renault Vanderbilt Cup Racer

The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) has forwarded this marvelous photo from its archives of the 1904 Renault Vanderbilt Cup Racer.

The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) has forwarded this marvelous photo from their archives of the 1904 Renault Vanderbilt Cup Racer.

As documented on VanderbiltCupRaces.com , the photo shows driver Maurice Bernin and his mechanician Felix Prossen preparing the 90-HP Renault for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race. Bernin was the chauffeur for its owner W. Gould Brokaw. Great Neck resident Brokaw is considered a possible inspiration for F. Scott's Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby.

Enjoy,

Howard Kroplick

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René Meyer October 23, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Nice souvenir. Thank you for posting.

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