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RACING CAR FOR VANDERBILT.

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Topics:  William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Renault

RACING CAR FOR VANDERBILT.

The New York Times
April 22, 1907


Cup Donor Orders High-Powered Runabout in France for Parkway.

William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., during his recent visit to Europe, ordered a runabout that is guaranteed to maintain a speed of seventy-five miles an hour.  Fifteen of these cars are now under construction, and it is said that ten of them have been reserved for Mr. Vanderbilt's friends.  It is expected that they will be delivered early in the Fall, and the prospective owners are preparing to engage in a number of impromptu automobile brushes on the new Long Island Motor Parkway.

"It was at the suggestion of Mr. Vanderbilt," said Paul Lacroix, the New York agent for the Renault cars, last week, "that the Renault Freres factory in France has decided to build this special type of racing runabout, developing sixty horse power.  Only fifteen will be made and they will be similar in mechanical construction to the Grand Prix racer driven by Szisz last year when he won the trophy.

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