Aug 26 2009

“The Black Beast” Visits the Vanderbilt Museum

Yesterday I brought "The Black Beast" to my favorite museum, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. It is likely the first Vanderbilt Cup racer to visit William K. Vanderbilt, Jr's home...with the possible exception of "Old 16" Locomobile when it was owned by Peter Helck.

At the museum, I met with Noel Gish, the new President of the Board of Trustees, and Stephanie Gress, Director of Curatorial Affairs, to discuss possible future programs with the Alco-6 Racer.


Aug 30 2009 Jerry Shapiro 4:04 PM

A great photograph, timeless beauty for both home and car.

Jerry S.

Aug 31 2009 Mark Dill 11:37 AM

I love that photo, too. Looks like something out of a brochure.

Sep 01 2009 Noel Gish--Board of Trustees-Vanderbilt 9:43 AM

  Thanks for coming and sharing the car with the visitors at the Vanderbilt that day.Mark Dill is right your picture does look like a brochure. I hope the Vanderbilt museum and the ALCO with Howard and John can become regular visitors to the courtyard of Willy K.——it was a treat
        Thanks again
          Noel Gish

Sep 01 2009 Ronald E. Ridolph 3:58 PM


  I am so grateful for your efforts and endeavors with your site. It completes my journey after the discovery of the LIMP and all related subjects.  Please keep going and all the best with your discoveries and endeavors!!!!  If you need any type of assistance, always there for you as you well know from my previous communications etc….

  Wishing you well always,  Ron Ridolph

Sep 02 2009 Howard Kroplick 9:41 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments. The “Black Beast” will definitely return to Eagles Nest.


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