Movie of Vanderbilt Cup Race -- 1904!

Jon BJon B Posts: 6,928Administrator
https://archive.org/download/AutomobileRaceForTheVanderbiltCup1904/Automobile%20Race%20for%20the%20Vanderbilt%20Cup%20%281904%29.mp4   

Pretty amazing quality for a 111-year-old movie!  The race cars are really old, and really slow!  The crowd scenes are priceless.  And it's amazing that people are actually moving at normal speed, not frantically like old Keystone Kops movies!  Sadly, this was 6 years before Hudsons appeared, so none of them to be seen.


Comments

  • Lee ODellLee ODell Posts: 2,700Senior Contributor
    Thanks Jon.
    Slow but fast for the day. Spectators stepping onto track for better view has not changed in 111 years except getting out of the way is no longer at normal speed.
    Lee O'Dell
  • ESSX28-1ESSX28-1 Posts: 1,351Senior Contributor
    Watchers all wore hats, jackets & ties. A far cry from today's motor racing folk!! 
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