Dec 31 2016

The Top Twenty-Five 2016 Posts on

In celebration of the upcoming New Year and the 315 posts placed on the website this year, here's a list of my top 25 posts placed on in 2016.
 Wishing Everyone a Happy and Healthy 2017!
 Howard Kroplick

Vanderbilt Cup Races/Alco Black Beast Exclusive: Photos from the John E. Roosevelt Family Photo Album (1909-1910)

Helck Family Collection: The Only Known Existing Vanderbilt Cup Race Flags?

George Robertson: The Vanderbilt Cup Race Driver Who Helped Beautify Roslyn

From the Grace Holloway Family Album: Photos of the Old Westbury Home Built by Driver Foxhall Keene

Alco Black Beast Highlights from the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Hammond’s History: A 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race Parking Space Ticket at Pratt’s Farm in Westbury

Smiles and Thumbs Up at the 61st Annual Easter Vintage Car Parade in Garden City

Helck Family Collection: The Story Behind Peter Helck’s Artwork for this Vanderbilt Cup Race Poster

Long Island Motor Parkway

The Amazing Clean-Up of the Old Courthouse Road Motor Parkway Bridge

The Continuing Amazing Restoration of the Historic Old Courthouse Road Motor Parkway Bridge

The Union Turnpike/Long Island Motor Parkway Pedestrian Underpass

Sam & Dave’s “Excellent Motor Parkway Adventure” XII: Final Destination Melville Exclusive: The 100 Planned Bridges Over & Under the Long Island Motor Parkway

Charles Davis, the Good Roads Everywhere Movement and Long Island Motor Parkway License Plate #25

The Planned “Automobile Boulevard” in Riverhead (1907-1908)

Mustang III Concept Show Car

 Author and Ford Insider John Clor Salutes the 1963 Mustang III Concept Show Car in Niagara

Hagerty News: This is the two-seat Mustang that Ford wanted to build

The Artwork of Gregg Merksamer:Chrysler’s Chrysler & Mustang III at the Greenwich Concours 2012-2016

Chrysler's Chrysler

Chrysler’s Chrysler Honored with Three Awards at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance

1937 Chrysler’s Chrysler Honored at the 2016 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

The Art of Jack Juratovic: 1937 Chrysler’s Chrysler

Long Island Automotive Museum

A Very Special Hamptons Evening and Tribute to Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

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Newsday: On the trail of LI’s lost history A grand statue,vintage cars-he’s saving them from oblivion

The Motor Racing Archives of Peter Helck to Become Available on

The Peter Helck Scholarship in Realism Established at the The Arts Students League of New York


Jan 01 2017 Gary Hammond 7:43 AM

Thanks for listing my Vanderbilt Cup Race Parking Ticket as one of your top 25 posts picks!  Quite an honor!  Hopefully this year will continue to bring on new and exciting discoveries - Wishing you and the rest of the Vanderbilt Cup Races family a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Jan 02 2017 Ted 1:24 PM

Hi all,hope you had a great New Years. These pics are great,what memories they bring back of the past year and probably more to come this year,and will go on and on as always and will be remembered.

Jan 02 2017 Howard Kroplick 10:06 PM

From Pamela Hirschhorn:

Happy New Year Howard,

Thank you for such an informative and fun newsletter ( my, am I showing my age! ).
I had the pleasure of coming of age on Long Island, enjoyed the 75th anniversary of the Vanderbilt Cup, had the pleasure of meeting Austie, and learning about brass from Les Cutting.

I am now living in Harrisburg, PA, right in between the hollowed grounds of Hershey and the very popular Carlisle. I have been hosting an online calendar of events, for 6 years. The calendar encourages enthusiasts to explore more of their hobby through museums and events outside their normal interests. This is why we need people like you to reach out to new enthusiasts by posting your events, events which feature brass and pre-war history, and historic lectures. These listings are free.  In season, an average of 2,000 active enthusiasts visit the calendar. We need to get more of these people to look beyond their ‘57’s, muscle and tuners. As I am sure you know, look at the attention you get when you display your fine collection at different events.

Time is running out the pass our passions onto the next generation. Every post is important. List and share your 2017 events now so people can plan to attend.  Invite your friends to help pass the torch and list their events. Let’s get the next generation involved before all of our cars end up as specimens in a museum.

Thank you for your help in keeping our history alive,
Pam Hirschhorn
site manager

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Be sure to upload a photo and post your links.

Jan 07 2017 LMK 10:06 AM

Just adding my gratitude to the list . Many thanks for this great site and its content…

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