Aug 20 2009

Roslyn News “Vanderbilt Cup Celebrations August 30”

Today's issue of The Roslyn News has an article on the

Sixth Annual Vanderbilt Cup Centennial Celebration at the Nassau County Museum of Art on August 30th.

The Sixth Annual Centennial Celebration of the Vanderbilt Cup Races, a festival of over 100 years of speed and glamour, will take place on the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor. The event will include live interviews of the car owners, as well as timed demonstration runs for cars with a racing heritage (dodging hay bales on the museum’s service roads). The Rallye Auto Group is presenting the event.

This year we celebrate the centennial of the 2009 Vanderbilt Cup victory of American Harry Grant in the ALCO-6 Racer in 1909. This famous “Black Beast” would win the cup again the following year and then compete in the very first Indianapolis 500 race. The ALCO-6 is now owned by Long Island car enthusiast, historian, and author Howard Kroplick and is fresh from a restoration. Howard will be on hand to fire up the Black Beast’s 690 cubic inch engine and he is sure to make several runs on our demonstration course.

The celebration will also have an extensive BMW motorcycle museum of Peter Nettescheim in Huntington that will include the oldest existing BMW motorcycle in the world, the 1923 R32. Peter’s collection is the subject of the book The Art of BMW: 85 Years of Motorcycling Excellence.

The entry fee is just $10 per car and the gates open at 9 a.m.for spectators. Families are invited to picnic and explore the museum grounds while experiencing automotive history in action. Food service is available at the Museum’s restaurant.

The Museum’s art collection may be viewed for a fee of $10. The entrance to the museum grounds is on the north side of Northern Boulevard, 1/2 mile west of Glen Cove Road. Contact Guy Frost at 516-621-2745 .

Vanderbilt Centennial Event- Sunday, August 30, 2009

-Latest Press Release-August 14, 2009

-Demonstration Runs Registration Form and Course Map

-Car Corrals



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