Anyone who’s interested in traditional driving and/or coaching will no doubt have heard of Alfred G. Vanderbilt.

A.G.V. was, of course, a famous American coaching enthusiast. But he was clearly interested in other forms of horsepower as well. Here’s a photo, c. 1906, showing Paul Sartori, in A. G.Vanderbilt’s 250-horsepower car. Sartori drove for A. G. Vanderbilt in the early road races sponsored by his cousin, William Vanderbilt.

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AGV race car

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This photo is from the George Grantham Bain Collection in the Library of Congress.