Welcome to the prestigious world of the Vanderbilt Cup, where history, speed, and elegance converge.

Named after the illustrious Vanderbilt family, whose legacy in American industry and motorsport is unparalleled, the Vanderbilt Cup stands as a beacon of excellence in automotive racing.

Since its inception in 1904, the Vanderbilt Cup has been a symbol of endurance, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of victory. Originally established as a road race in Long Island, New York, the Vanderbilt Cup quickly became one of the most coveted prizes in motorsport, attracting the finest drivers and manufacturers from around the globe.


Over the decades, the Vanderbilt Cup has evolved, adapting to changes in technology, regulations, and culture, yet never losing sight of its rich heritage and tradition. From the thunderous roar of vintage racers to the sleek, cutting-edge machines of today, each edition of the Vanderbilt Cup continues to captivate audiences with its thrilling displays of skill and speed.

Embracing the spirit of the Vanderbilt Cup, EMRA Racing is honored to be the custodians of this esteemed legacy. As the proud owners of the Vanderbilt Cup, we are committed to upholding its storied reputation and ensuring that it remains a pinnacle of excellence in motorsport for generations to come.

Founded in 1969, EMRA Racing has grown to become one of the premier sanctioning bodies in the Northeast, hosting events at prestigious tracks such as Palmer Motorsports Park, Pocono Raceway, Lime Rock Park, New Jersey Motorsports Park, and Summit Point Raceway. EMRA Racing revived the tradition of the Vanderbilt Cup in 1973, hosting its first annual Vanderbilt Cup Challenge at Bridgehampton Raceway on Long Island, New York. Despite the closing of Bridgehampton Raceway, EMRA Racing continues to honor the Vanderbilt Cup tradition at various race venues, upholding its legacy in motorsport.


In a historic exchange, CART Charities – the charitable arm of Championship Auto Racing Teams – generously donated several items of memorabilia to EMRA Racing in exchange for the right to use the Vanderbilt Cup as the championship trophy for the FedEx Championship Series. These items, including an artist’s rendering of the Vanderbilt Cup and memorabilia from significant CART events, were signed by three-time FedEx Championship Series champion Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Team Rahal and former interim CART president and CEO.

Today, EMRA’s focus extends beyond traditional wheel-to-wheel racing. While it continues to organize competitive race series, its emphasis is also on Driver Education and Time Attack events, providing enthusiasts with opportunities to improve their skills and enjoy motorsport in a variety of formats.

Join us as we celebrate the legacy of the Vanderbilt Cup and the timeless passion for racing that continues to drive us forward. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of motorsport, the Vanderbilt Cup promises an unforgettable experience filled with excitement, history, and unparalleled competition.