Feb 02 2011

VanderbiltCupRaces.com CQI #2 (Comments, Questions and Insights)


Feedback and sharing of information are much appreciated on VanderbiltCupRaces.com . This CQI post provides a sampling of recent comments, questions and feedback:



Thursday, February 3, 2011: Driver Profile: Billy Knipper- Winner of the 1909 Merrimac Valley Trophy

 

Andrea V: "Ciao, Howard. Thank you for the information. Here are photos of my trophy:"



Friday, December 31, 2010: Exclusive: Starting Lineup for the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race

 

Mick Cantlon: " I have some some great photos and information about my great uncle Shorty Cantlon that I would be more than happy to share if you’re interested. Feel free to contact me."



Friday, January 28, 2011: A 1906 Brochure for the American Mercedes

 

Jerry Shapiro:"I really enjoyed reading the 1906 Brochure for the American Mercedes. As a member of the NYC-Long Island Mercedes-Benz Club,it was a especially relevant for me. I would never have had the opportunity to see this rare brochure, had it not been posted on your fine website and provided to you by Sam III.



Sunday, January 31,2011: "Once-In-A Lifetime” Indy 500 Centennial Experience Available at Upcoming JCC Auction

 

Robert Richer: "WOW, what a spectacular package!"



Wednesday, January 26, 2011: The Mystery 1952 Vanderbilt Cup

 

Earl Gandel: "In 1978, we (Bridgehampton Racing Group) determined that "The Vanderbilt Cup" was not copyrighted or owned by any entity we could discover, so co-opted the name as "The Vanderbilt Cup Challenge" for an annual joint SCCA/EMRA event, on the date of the previously run CAN/AM races, run through 1969. Where better than on Long Island to perpetuate the name?"



Saturday, January 15, 2011: The American Mercedes Manufactured in Astoria Queens

 

Bob Ewing:"A fascinating story of one man's success story in the New World, and the links to the Steinway Co. and Daimler Benz adds more interesting detail. Thanks to the family for the great story."



Tuesday, 2/1/11: Happy Website Anniversary and Highlights on VanderbiltCupRaces.com- January 2011

 

Ron: "Congrats on your 3rd Anniversary with your beautiful website !!! Many more to come for all to enjoy and it is most appreciated.



Wednesday, February 2, 2011: A Favorite Website: Long Island Ruins & Remnants

 

Joey Tabaco:"As preteen kids, we called it the "old motor road", a great playground for us with our bicycles. The closest portion of it was north of LIJ and Hillside Hosp, and a no mans land south between what the was I sort of remember the Deepdale Golf Course, now the North Shore Towers. West it ran into 73 Av in Glen Oaks, across the Queens Farm onto Creedmoor and into Alley Pond all the way to Cunningham west of Francis Lewis across the LIE overpass to Kissena Park into Flushing Meadows. East was a bridge across the GCP/Northern State that we played on, across Lakeville Rd into the Great Neck South campus. As we got older, we ventured further east on it, all the way to where I live now in Lake Ronkonkoma. There was a lot more of it then than now from what I can remember from 50 years ago smile




Sunday, November 15, 2009: Opportunity to Provide Input on the Motor Parkway Trail

 

Ann: "Hi Howard! I am very impressed with the many people who want to preserve the land of the LIMP. We desperately need the opportunity to preserve our local history and the benefits of trails is an added bonus. A great way to involve the people from the surrounding towns to come together and work for the good of this project."




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