Oct 17 2008

Busy Weekend for 2008 Centennial Celebrations

A wonderful weekend to celebrate the centennial of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the Long Island Motor Parkway at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, Harbor.

Ongoing Events

The exhibit "Treasures of the Vanderbilt Cup Races" opened today for the weekend at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor. The exhibit includes several Peter Helck paintings, the Tiffany bronze plaque given to George Robertson for winning the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, a 1905 poster, the sculpted head of George Heath and a 1928 porcelain license plate for the Long Island Motor Parkway. The exhibit was installed by Jorge Yanovich, Howard Kroplick and John Cuocco, seen in the above image from left to right.

-Exhibit "Treasures of the Vanderbilt Cup Races", Nassau County Museum of Art, Friday, October 17 to Sunday, October 19, 2008

-Fifth Annual Centennial Celebration of the Vanderbilt Cup Races, Nassau County Museum of Art, Sunday, October 19, 2008

-Exhibit "Garden City's Auto Racing History,Garden City Public Library, September 29-October 29, 2008

-Exhibit "1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race", Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum

Answer to the yesterday's question of the day: What do Barack Obama and John McCain have in common with the drivers of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race?

Rob H. provided the answer: "Barack Obama, John McCain and the drivers of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race needed to use the Hempstead Turnpike to reach their October destinations. " Way to go, Rob!!


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