William Kissam Vanderbilt II


Date Location Driver Driver Country Vehicle Power Speed over
1 Km
Speed over
1 Mile
November 5, 1902 Ablis, France William K. Vanderbilt USA Mors Z Paris-Vienne IC 76.08mph (122.44 km/h)    
Jan 28, 1904 Daytona Beach, USA William K. Vanderbilt USA Mercedes 90
4-cylinder in-line
IC 92.299    

William Kissam Vanderbilt II (2 March 1878 – 8 January 1944) was a motor racing enthusiast and yachtsman and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.

In 1904, Willie K Vanderbilt set a new Land Speed Record of 92.30 mph (148.54 km/h) in a Mercedes at the Daytona Beach Road Course at Ormond Beach, Florida.

Willie Kissam Vanderbilt II died on January 8, 1944 of a heart ailment and was interred in the family mausoleum at the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island, New York.

William K. Vanderbilt
William K. Vanderbilt