Sep 15 2010

Cradle of Aviation to Host Vanderbilt Race Centennial Exhibit in October


In celebration of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race, the Cradle of Aviation Museum will host an exhibit featuring rare vintage cars, special memorabilia and artwork from the four major races that ran on the Long Island Motor Parkway from 1908 to 1910.


The exhibit "The Incredible Vanderbilt Cup Races Held on the Long Island Motor Parkway (1908-1910)" will be shown from Saturday, October 23, 2010 through Sunday, October 31, 2010.



 



 

On display will be the 1909 Alco-6 Black Beast Racer and a rare 1909 Reo Gentleman's Roadster on loan from the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. A similar modified Reo Roadster participated in the first sweepstake races ever held on the Motor Parkway in October 1908. The exhibit will be developed by Howard Kroplick.



In conjunction with the exhibit, these special activities (free to spectators) will be held outside the museum from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the initial weekend celebration:



 



 

Saturday, October 23, 2010:

Vanderbilt Race Centennial Demonstration Runs, classic, vintage and competition sports cars of all makes and ages in action including the 1909 Alco Black Beast Racer. Registration Form and Directions


Car Show for Street Rods, Modifieds, Customs, and Motorcycles, hosted by the Long Island Sound Region of the Classic Car Club of America. 2010 Cradle of Aviation Car Show Registration Form


Sunday, October 24, 2010:

Vanderbilt Race Centennial Demonstration Runs, classic, vintage and competition sports cars of all makes and ages in action including the 1909 Alco Black Beast Racer. Registration Form and Directions

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Car Show for Vintage cars, Classic cars and Pre-War Trucks, Fire Trucks and Police Cars, hosted by the Long Island Sound Region of the Classic Car Club of America. 2010 Cradle of Aviation Car Show Registration Form


For more information on these activities, contact Guy Frost 1-516-621-2745, guyfrost@optonline.net (Demonstration Runs) and Jim Barnes 1-917-681-4274, jimbarnes05@aol.com (CCCA car shows).



The Cradle of Aviation Museum is located on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City, adjacent to Nassau Community College, off the M4 exit of the Meadowbrook Parkway. For further information, please visit cradleofaviation.org or call 516-572-4111.




Comments

Sep 16 2010 Bob Klement 11:37 AM

Love the new banner on the website!

Sep 16 2010 Howard Kroplick 2:48 PM

Hi Bob:

Thanks for the feedback. I will provide history on the logo this weekend.

Enjoy,

Howard

Oct 19 2010 James Elliott 12:08 PM

LIAHSTC note said Bonham’s appraisals would be available to participants- any particular timing or reservation needed?

Oct 20 2010 Howard Kroplick 11:05 PM

Hi James:

I don’t know the answer but will check with Guy Frost who issued the press release.

Howard

Oct 22 2010 Howard Kroplick 1:32 AM

From Guy Frost:

I’m not positive, but I think they are coming both days.

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