Aug 09 2010

The “Black Beast” at Last Sunday’s Roosevelt Field Celebration

Although the official Vanderbilt Celebration at Roosevelt Field was cancelled, the Alco "Black Beast" and several impressive vintage cars generated excitement from over 100 people at the informal gathering. Some highlights:


Sam Greco in his 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile.


My 1966 Shelby Mustang GT-350 H Hertz Rent-A-Racer meets its cousin, a 2007 Shelby Mustang GT-H convertible


Gram gives the Black Beast a thumbs up.


A brother/sister team recreate the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race.

Several people went for rides in the "Black Beast".




Slideshows: "Black Beast" 2010 Automotive Events


Garden City News, August 6, 2010 Article: "Black Beast" Returns to Village. Click to enlarge.


Aug 10 2010 Howard Kroplick 12:05 AM

From Mark A- Baldwin
“History too often languishes in static museum displays, imaginations left to wonder. But not the Black Beast! She lives and breathes her historical grandeur, rumbling and roaring a century on. Thank you Howard Kroplick for your generosity in showing, caring for, and giving rides in the ALCO. Viva la Bete Noire!”

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