Sep 30 2011

Long Island Automotive Event Update: Events, Updates & Recent Comments-Saturday, October 1, 2011

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Come See and Hear the Black Beast Roar on the East End This Weekend

The Bridgehampton Historical Society’s 2011 Vintage Auto Poker Rally, Saturday, October 1, 2011

Newsday article on the 2011 Bridgehampton Poker Rally

Peconic Bay AACA Hallockville Farm Car Show, Riverhead, Sunday, October 2, 2011


Alco Black Beast October Events


Upcoming Long Island Automotive Events

Weather permitting, a total of 8 car shows on Long Island will be held this Saturday and Sunday:

Calendar of 2011 Long Island Automotive Events


Current Long Island Weather Forecast-


Recent Comments

  From the Walter McCarthy Collection: A Tribute to Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

 Robert R: “GREAT images of Austie, Howard. Thanks for the memories of a lovely guy.”

Jeff Mahl Great Grandson of George Schuster Sr.-Driver and Winner of the New York to Paris Race 1908: “Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoy the Vanderbilt Cup Race News!  I’m going to be at The Port Jefferson Education and Arts Conservancy with the presentation on the The Great Auto Race of 1908 Sunday October 9.  As you may already know, I have just finished World Race 2011, which commemorated the 1908 event finishing in Paris on July 21."

Earl Gandel: Austin Clark’s museum building still stands in Southampton, although unoccupied for years since his death.  Next week Oct.1 is the Bridgehampton Historical Society Rally & show; hope you and the Beast can make it again."


  Then & Now: The Long Island Motor Parkway in East Williston


Art : "Howard - great pics.  I love to walk this area and often imagine what it must have felt like to go motoring there."

Bob Andreocci: "I am amazed at the work you guys did to clear it before and after IRENE.  I rode my bike from FOXCROFT RD (a cul de sac) just west of the LIRR trestle to Roslyn Rd. as a short cut to my uncle’s house in Mineola.  Also, I delivered mail to that toll house which is now a residence,and a secret."

Howard Kroplick: "The credit for the clean-up post-Irene goes to LIPA. Here is what the Mineola Lodge looked like in the 1930s.



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Old Bethpage Motor Parkway BridgeThe Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society with the cooperation of the Old Bethpage Village Restoration has announced a clean-up day for Saturday, October 15, 2011 beginning at 9:00 am. Heavy equipment has been volunteered to clear a path to remove debris.

Please bring shovels, rakes, shrub cutting tools  and portable chain-saws.  We will meet in the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Parking Lot at 9:00 am.  For early risers, join us for breakfast at the Plainview Diner, 1094 Old Country Road at Plainview Road, at 8:00 am. All are welcome!

Car of the Week

Vintage or unusual cars seen recently in the Long Island area:

1931 Franklin

1931 Franklin

 1931 Franklin, Model: Airman, Series 153. This automobile was built for the custom body salons held in the Drake Hotel in Chicago and the Hotel Commodore in New York City. It was the first of three automobiles built with this body style and the only known survivor. Seen last Sunday at the Cradle of Aviation Museum Car Show. More photos from this event will be posted this week.



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