Manufacturer's Fears

In the wake of the specator death at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup race organizers embarked on an effort to create a safer facility. This turned their focus to the Long Island Motor Parkway, a concrete stretch of highway. Despite continued promises they would have the running surface ready for an autumn 1907 race the project drug on and the event eventually had to be canceled. This article discusses the concerns of manufacturers considering budgets required to build race cars and if it was worthwhile to make the investment.

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