1908 Vanderbilt Cup

The William Kissiam Vanderbilt Jr. International Cup Road Race was America's first international road race and the biggest race in the country for several years beginning in 1904. The event was staged on public roads of Long Island, New York from 1904 through 1906 before being canceled for one year in 1907.

The 1908 Vanderbilt Cup was a hard fought revival. The death of a spectator in 1906, the excessively optomistic projections on the development of the concrete paved Long Island Motor Parkway and the unanticipated battle with the ACA all cast doubt on the AAA's ability to pull the contest off.