Astor Cup

Astor Cup Program Cover, 1915


A reader of this blog recently approached me about a terrific historical artifact she has - an excellent condition copy of the cover of the souvenir program for the 1915 Astor Cup at the Sheepshead Bay board track. The cup was named after Vincent Astor, the son of John Jacob Astor IV of the extraordinarily wealthy Astor family. It is interesting to note that the initial president of the Sheepshead Bay Speedway was Carl Fisher, founder and first president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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