Mar 31 2012

Highlights and Blog Archives for March 2012

First Quarter 2012 Summary

A total of 18,962 unique visitors viewed the website during the First Quarter of 2012 (an average of  211 visitors per day and 4.1 pages per visit), a 22% increase over First Quarter 2011. Thanks for stopping by!


Howard Kroplick

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Blog Archives: March  2012
Vanderbilt Cup Races Exclusive: The #17 Simplex Approaching the Hempstead Control in 1904 Race A New Design For The 1937 Season: The Mercedes-Benz W 125 Grand Prix Car

Rare Images of the Auto Union Practice Runs for the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race



Long Island Motor Parkway

Bikeway Construction Uncovers the Motor Parkway in Bethpage State Park Buried for Over 50 Years


Queens Greenway Clean-Way Day on Saturday, April 14, 2012

An Old Bethpage Mystery Solved at the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society Meeting

The Motor Parkway North of Westbury Avenue on the Carle Place/Mineola Border


Alco-6 Black Beast Racer

The Black Beast at the Amelia Island 2012 Concours D’Elegance

Video: Adam Richman Auctions Off 2012 Indy 500 Race/Black Beast Experience

Unique 2012 Indy 500 Race/Black Beast Experience to be Auctioned on Thursday, March 29, 2012





Old Cars Weekly: Vanderbilt Family’s 1938 Brewster Ford V-8

Hagerty: The Making of “Bullitt”

A History of Coachbuilder LeBaron

Seen in the Amelia Island Concours Parking Lot: Fatty Arbuckle’s 1923 McFarlan

Cars of the Stars Part II


Hemmings Blog:“S.P.O.: the only one, and it still rolls”


Chrysler's Chyrsler

Mineola Patch: Local Historian Buys One-of-a-Kind 75 Year Old Chrysler Imperial

Wall Street Journal: The Vanderbilt Legacy

Vanderbilt’s Chrysler: An Update



Long Island Automotive Museum

More Memorabilia From the Long Island Automotive Museum

Found: Henry Austin Clark, Jr’s Long Island Automotive Museum Shop Jacket

Walter Gosden: Memories of the Long Island Automotive Museum’s “Iron Range Days”








Films, Videos and Slideshows

Video: Adam Richman Auctions Off 2012 Indy 500 Race/Black Beast Experience

Mineola Patch: Local Historian Buys One-of-a-Kind 75 Year Old Chrysler Imperial


Howard Kroplick

Newsday and Patch: Kroplick Appointed Town Historian

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Apr 02 2012 Howard Kroplick 9:12 AM

From Dave B:

Came across your web site by accident the other day…. Really enjoyed it, the videos and info are wonderful…. More so being an Ex-Long Islander (Now 49) who remembers going to the LI auto Museum in the late 60’s I think it was, in a elementary school trip from Port Jefferson Station where I grew up… I still have the few postcards I bought as a kid there…
Anyway I thought you might like to see this and find it interesting, even though it is already sold…. Not sure just how rare it is, or if you ever heard of a person “Norris” working there….

I now live in Boca Raton, FL. and get to deal with some antique cars…... I service / rebuild many automotive electronic / electrical equipment from modern cars to antique (domestic and foreign) for many auto shops around the SE FL area… Tube radio repair and conversion thru the modern ones and engine computers, dash clusters, ABS modules and just about any electronic module worth repairing….

Work closely with some of the restoration shops around here Palm Beach Garage, Foreign Cars of Boca, Vantage Motor Works, ect…

Just rebuilt a 1990 Jaguar V12 fuel injection computer for the restoration shop here in Boca last week and they have a beautiful red 1929 Dusenberg convertible in the shop that was idling smooth as silk…. It’s nice to get to see these things up close and some times repair some thing electical on them as part of my way of making money these days…. Use to work on L.I. in the defense electronics R&D and manufacturing industry but all that has changed and it’s a very unstable industry fo I left it behind and was always into radio equipment old and new since I was a kid of about 11 years old (ham radio and HiFi).....

I have 2 or 3 mid or late 1930’s Packard radio receivers (no control heads and not restored) that I am looking to sell if you know anyone needing them….

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