Darracq #10 (1906)

Winner of the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Make: Darracq
Year: 1906
Mechanician: Louis Vivet
Horsepower: 100
Finish Place: 1
Average Speed: 62.7

It’s safe to say the motoring press gave little credence to Louis Wagner’s Darracq racer as a prospect for winning the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup despite a victory by the same marques in the same race just one year prior. The Motor Way described Wagner’s racer as “the peculiar wire wheeled, little blue Darracq,” and The Automobile wrote, “the little car, with its wire wheels and peculiar-shaped radiator, looked anything but a match for the huge juggernauts that had gone before it.”

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