The Alco Black Beast
The restored racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races and raced in the first Indy 500
Nicknamed “the Black Beast,” this was one of the most famous race cars of its era. A two-time winner of the Vanderbilt Cup, a major event in the early years of American motorsport, the car was the favorite to win the first Indianapolis 500-mile race in 1911.
Apr 26 2016
History was made last Sunday with the first car show ever held on the Motor Parkway.
Apr 21 2016
Upcoming Chrysler’s Chrysler, Alco Black Beast, Mustang III & Howard Kroplick Events Updated 4/24/16
Upcoming car shows for the Alco Black Beast, Chrysler's Chrysler and the Mustang III and presentations by Howard Kroplick.
Mar 30 2016
It was another memorable Easter Vintage Car Parade in Garden City last Sunday. Check out the Alco Black Beast smiles and thumbs-ups.
Mar 15 2016
The Alco Black Beast returned last weekend to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as part of a special exhibit honoring 11 race cars and their corresponding trophies. In the first of several future posts from this prestigious concours, here are the Alco Black Beast highlights.
Jan 16 2016
Automobile artist George Ellis has created a beautiful watercolor of the 1937 Chrysler LeBaron Town Car. George has provided this background on the making of "Chrysler's Chrysler: The Painting."
Jan 15 2016
ClassicCars.com reports on the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance which will feature Amelia's "Trophy Cars" - eleven significant competition cars and the famous trophies they won in some of history's fabled classic races."
Jan 06 2016
Hemmings Blog has reported that the Alco Black Beast has been invited to the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as part of a special exhibit pairing "some of the most prestigious and historic motorsports trophies ...with some of the most noteworthy cars that won them."
Dec 08 2015
The New England Historical Society has posted this profile of Harry Grant, the only driver of the Alco Black Beast.
Aug 28 2015
A sampling of the many smiles and thumbs ups from last Sunday's Port Jefferson Hill Climb is posted tonight. There will be four automotive events on Long Island this Sunday.
Aug 26 2015
More highlights from the wonderful Port Jefferson Hill Climb held last Sunday.