Apr 07 2008

Recommended Website: “Art’s Long Island Motor Parkway Website”- Views of the Motor Parkway Today

Wonderful views of the remnants of the Long Island Motor Parkway in Nassau and Suffolk Counties can be seen in "Art's Long Island Motor Parkway" website.

Current Views of the Motor Parkway


Apr 08 2008 Art 11:21 PM


Howard,thank you for posting the link to my website in your blog.  I’m Art of “Art’s Long Island Motor Parkway” website and just came upon the The Vanderbilt Cup Races site.  I just can’t get enough of reading more and more about the LIMP and the races.  Congratulations on publishing the book from Arcadia.  I had contacted them a few years back about doing a book on the LIMP but they said they needed many photos of it from its glory days and I just didn’t have them.  I’m glad someone was able to chronicle the races.  Again, thanks for the link - now that its getting warmer out (at least its supposed to), I’ll be out with the camera to update my website.  Hope to add pages on Queens and eastern Suffolk. 
Best Regards,

Apr 09 2008 Howard Kroplick 8:41 AM


Thanks for the post and your contributions by documenting the historic Long Island Motor Parkway.

I believe there were two Bethpage “Deadman’s Curves”  on the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Course. The first curve is described on your website http://www.freewebs.com/limparkway/bethpagedeadmanscurve.htm . A rare image of this curve during the 1908 Motor Parkway Sweepstakes is shown on this website:

The second “Deadman’s Curve” was the located about 1/2 mile north of the first curve right after the Central Avenue Railroad Bridge. This second curve was called the “Deadman’s Curve” in a 1908 New York Times article on the race course and a 1908 postcard (see top of this thread). Note you can see the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge over the LIRR on the top of postcard between the trees.

Art, I look forward to seeing more of your LIMP photos on your website.


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