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.
Aug 05 2014
In support of the Motor Parkway East project to extend the Queens Greenway to Little Neck Parkway, the Alco Black Beast will participate in this Sunday's Motor Parkway East Walk/Ride.
Jul 30 2014
On May 18, 2014 over forty members of the Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island and the MG Club took a cruise to the Black Beast Garage at Waterfront at Roslyn. Twenty-five cruisers took a ride in the Black Beast. George Carrasquillo documented his ride in this four minute video.
Jul 19 2014
TheMusicZoo.com has posted this wonderful article by Mike Bieber and photographer Walter Bryant on the meeting of the Black Beauty and the Black Beast.
Jul 13 2014
Last week, the Black Beast teamed up with a special Gibson Les Paul "Black Beauty", one of the guitars used by the Pretenders' James Honeyman-Scott.
Jun 15 2014
The Vanderbilt Cup Race episode of AmeriCarna will be shown on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm.
Jun 14 2014
The Alco Black Beast returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2014 Brickyard Invitational and was on thee track on both Saturday and Sunday. This eight-minute video and images document the Black Beast pacing the pre-war racers on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Jun 11 2014
Our five days at the Brickyard Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway were filled with fun, smiles, and thrills. Here are some additional memorable moments.
Jun 10 2014
The 2014 Brickyard Invitational held last week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a real blast! Among the thousands who attended the event, several hundred experienced being a Black Beast driver or mechanician.
Jun 06 2014
As reported on the Hemmings Daily Blog, the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association has recognized Hemmings Classic Car for excellence during its annual awards banquet in May 2014 at the Indianapolis 500. The article also appeared in the September 2014 issue of Hemmings Classic Car.
Jun 04 2014
Before there was an Indy 500 Race, the Alco racer participated in three races at the Indianapolis Speedway from July 1 to July 4, 1910. It won the 10-mile and 20-mile race for its class (piston displacement of 451-600 cubic inches) and finished fourth of 14 racers in the 200-mile Cobe Trophy.