Race Cars 1905 to 1908

1905 Morris Park Race Track
        The Bronx, New York

1905  New York City

Publicity Photo of Louis Chevrolet with

#25 FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

(Minneapolis Journal)

1905  New York City

Publicity Photo of Louis Chevrolet with

#25 FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

(Sloan Museum)

1905 Morris Park Track - The Bronx

#25 FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Fred Spooner)

1905 Morris Park Track - The Bronx

Louis Chevrolet making adjustments to his FIAT racing machine

(Illustrated Sporting News)

1905 Morris Park Track - New York

Starting grid for short distance race,

FIAT of Louis Chevrolet on far left

(The Automobile)

1905 Morris Park Track - New York

Race action, Louis Chevrolet in FIAT

in pursuit of Webb Jay in White Steamer

(Illustrated Sporting News)

Louis Chevrolet tuning the engine o his FIAT race car

1905 Morris Park Track - The Bronx

#25 FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(New York Tribune)

1905 Morris Park Track - New York

Louis Chevrolet driving the FIAT makes

headlines across the country

(Indianapolis Star)

1905 Morris Park Track - New York

FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Binghampton Press)

1905 Harlem Race Track
        Chicago, Illinois

1905 Harlem Race Track - Chicago

#51 FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Chicago History Museum)

1905 Harlem Race Track - Chicago

#51 FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Chicago History Museum)

1905 Harlem Race Track - Chicago

#51 FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Chicago History Museum)

1905 Cape May, New Jersey

1905 - Cape May, New Jersey

#16 FIAT Race Car - 120 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1905 - Cape May, New Jersey

#16 FIAT Race Car - 120 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Peter Helck Collection)

1905 - Cape May, New Jersey

#16 FIAT Race Car - 120 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1905 - Cape May, New Jersey

#16 FIAT Race Car - 120 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Cape May County Historical Society)

1905 - Cape May, New Jersey

#16 FIAT Race Car - 120 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(The Motor Way)

1905 - Cape May, New Jersey

#16 FIAT Race Car - 120 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(The Motor Way)

1905 FIAT Junior

Location Unknown

1905 FIAT Junior

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1905 FIAT Junior

432 CID T-Head Engine

(Motor Magazine)

Location Unknown

1905 FIAT Junior

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

  1905 Long Island, New York
  Motor Magazine Photo Shoot

1905 Vanderbilt Cup Racecourse

FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

1905 Vanderbilt Cup Racecourse

FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1905 Vanderbilt Cup Racecourse

FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

  1905 Long Island, New York
Practice for the Vanderbilt Cup

1905 Vanderbilt Cup Practice Accident

FIAT Race Car - 120 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1905 Vanderbilt Cup Practice Accident

Mr. & Mrs. Vanderbilt inspect damaged

FIAT race car of Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1905 Vanderbilt Cup Practice Accident

FIAT Race Car - 120 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1905 Vanderbilt Cup Practice Accident

FIAT Race Car - 120 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(New York Tribune)

1905 Vanderbilt Cup Practice Accident

Front page headline

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(New York Tribune)

Engine Detail

FIAT 4-Cylinder Mill

used by Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

  1905 Vanderbilt Cup
Long Island, New York

10/14/05 - Long Island, New York 

Official Race Program for the

1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

(VanderbiltCupRaces.com)

1905 Vanderbilt Cup 

#16 FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Start of 1905 Vanderbilt Cup 

#16 FIAT Race Car - 90 HP

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Peter Helck Collection)

Race Action - 1905 Vanderbilt Cup

#16 FIAT rounds a corner

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Peter Helck Collection)

Race Action - 1905 Vanderbilt Cup

#16 FIAT Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Peter Helck Collection)

Race Action - 1905 Vanderbilt Cup

#16 FIAT flashes by the grandstand

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Rounding Curve - 1905 Vanderbilt Cup

#16 FIAT Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Magazine)

Aftermath with Telephone Pole

#16 FIAT Race Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

Aftermath with Telephone Pole

#16 FIAT Race Car with Broken Axle

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Motor Age)

1906 Ormond Beach, Florida
   Christie Front Wheel Drive

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

Christie Front Wheel Drive

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

Christie Front Wheel Drive

Mr. Christie, Suzanne & Louis Chevrolet 

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

Christie Front Wheel Drive

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

Christie Front Wheel Drive

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

Christie Front Wheel Drive

Louis has his back to the camera

(Detroit Public Library)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

Christie Front Wheel Drive

Louis & Suzanne Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

Nice photograph of the engine used in

the #14 Christie machine

(Detroit Public Library)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

Christie Front Wheel Drive

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

#14 Christie Front Wheel Drive

loses a wheel, and suffers damage

(OldMachinePress.com)

1906 Ormond Beach, Florida 
      25 Liter Darracq V-8

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

25 Liter Darracq V-8

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

25 Liter Darracq V-8

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Wayne State University)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

Famous Ormond Beach Garage

25 Liter Darracq V-8

(xxxxx)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

25 Liter Darracq V-8

Louis & Suzanne Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

25 Liter Darracq V-8

Louis Chevrolet standing on far right

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

25 Liter Darracq V-8

Louis Chevrolet and dignitaries

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1906 - Ormond Beach, Florida

25 Liter Darracq V-8

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

1908 Brighton Beach, New York
                  24-Hour Race

1908 - Brighton Beach, NY - 24 Hour Race

Cleveland Race Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(New York Herald)

1908 - Brighton Beach, NY - 24 Hour Race

#9 Cleveland Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(New Orleans Times-Picayune)

1908 - Brighton Beach, NY - 24 Hour Race

#9 Cleveland Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

1908 - Brighton Beach, NY - 24 Hour Race

#9 Cleveland Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

1908 - Brighton Beach, NY - 24 Hour Race

Cleveland Race Car 

(The Old Motor - Racemaker Press)

Brighton Beach, NY Race Course (1910)

Site of the famous 24 Hour Races

(HeartofConeyIsland.com)

  1908 Vanderbilt Cup
Long Island, New York

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

Matheson Racing Team 

Louis Chevrolet in center with overalls

(Hagley Museum)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

Group shot of drivers 

Louis Chevrolet (top row on right)

(Newspaper Clipping)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

#15 Matheson Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Peter Helck Collection)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

#15 Matheson Car

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Automobile Topics)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

#15 Matheson Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

#15 Matheson Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

#15 Matheson Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Detroit Public Library)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

#15 Matheson Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Peter Helck Collection)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

#15 Matheson Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Peter Helck Collection)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

#15 Matheson Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(Peter Helck Collection)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup Program

(ProgCovers.com)

1908 Vanderbilt Cup

#15 Matheson Car 

Driver - Louis Chevrolet

(The Washington Times)