Sport: Revival Race

In the days when motoring was a major U. S. sport, its No. 1 event was the Vanderbilt Cup race—ten laps over 28 miles of Long Island's tortuous dirt roads. Last week at Westbury, L. I., the Vanderbilt Cup race was revived, with a new prize, a new course and 45 bright little racers that smelled like castor oil and sounded like machine guns.

First prize in last week's race in addition to a cup donated by young George Vanderbilt, whose Cousin William K. put up the first one, was $20,000. The course was 75...

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