Mechanics from Mineola Motor Car Co. garage pose during the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup race on Long Island in New York. The race was held from 1904 to 1910 and was one of the most popular sporting events of its day, drawing crowds of 150,000 to 200,000. It was so popular, in fact, it inspired a Broadway musical called, unimaginatively, The Vanderbilt Cup. In 1906, the 10-lap race was run on a 29.7-mile course through the streets and drew competitors from across the U.S. and Europe. Frenchman Louis Wagner won, coming across the finish line to what is believed to be the first use of a checkered flag to signal the end of an automobile race.
Fixed in time: Mechanics from Mineola Motor Car Co. on Long Island in New York in 1906
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