Elliott Shepard - 1906

Elliott Shepard was an American-born driver, and cousin to William K. Vanderbilt Jr., founder of the Vanderbilt Cup. Unforunately, he is best known for an accident that killed a spectator in the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup - America's first major auto race. This image came from an article in the July 1906 edition of the trade newspaper, "The Motor World," to support their coverage of the first French Grand Prix.
Check out these links elsewhere on First Super Speedway for more information about this important figure in the early era of auto racing:

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