Mar 10 2008

Film “The 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

The 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was one of the most exciting sporting events of its era- drawing over 200,000 spectators to Long Island. This rare film shows the race action among the French, Italian, German and American cars at the grandstand on Jericho Turnpike in Westbury and the Hairpin Turn at Wheatley Road in Old Westbury. Among the cars shown are Mercedes, a Fiat driven by Vincenzo Lancia, a front-engine Christie, an air-cooled Frayer-Miller, Panhards and the winning French #10 Darracq. Also look for the 90-hp #9 Locomobile driven by Joe Tracy and his driving mechanician Al Poole. Two years later, this car would become the first American car to win a Vanderbilt Cup Race as "Old 16."


Aug 11 2008 George Bartunek 8:38 AM

Dear Mr. Kroplick,
Would you consider giving a presentation to members of our car club (the Peconic Bay Region of the AACA) about the Vanderbilt races? If possible, would you consider some time in Nov.?

George Bartunek

Sep 15 2008 Howard Kroplick 9:39 PM


Please email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call me at 1-516-625-0123 and provide the details.



Aug 11 2009 Anthony M Brucia 7:28 PM

Hi Howard.  Is there any film of the corner of Willis Ave and Jericho Tpke aka Krug’s corner?

Apr 02 2011 Howard Kroplick 10:23 PM


I have never seen one.


Jun 28 2012 Ro 12:31 PM

Would you have additional pictures of the George McKesson Brown, or his auto?
Thank you for posting what you have of the McKesson Brown scrapbook!!

Jun 28 2012 Howard Kroplick 11:30 PM

Ro, here are all the photos from the scrapbook including a newspaper clispping of George McKesson Brown:

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