Dec 28 2010

Neighborhood Journal Film Series: Part IV: The Birth of the Motor Parkway

Cablevision's Neighborhood Journal has developed a five-part film series on the Vanderbilt Cup Races. The producer and narrator of the film is Bob Klement who is interviewed by host Joanna Venditto. The five parts of the series are:

Part I -Who was Vanderbilt?

Part II- From Dream to Reality

Part III- Early Cars, Early Races

Part IV-Birth of the Motor Parkway

Part V-Racing into History

This 5-minute segment of the series "Part IV: The Birth of the Motor Parkway" focuses on the creation of the Long Island Motor Parkway with my favorite co-author Al Velocci and current efforts to preserve it.

Links to related posts on

Index: Vanderbilt Cup Race Film Segments: Parts 1-5

Index: Long Island Motor Parkway

Stamp To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Indy 500


The Indianapolis 500 will be immortalized on a commemorative stamp that will hit the mail in time for the 100th anniversary of the historic race next May. Award-winning illustrator John Mattos created the stylized, art deco illustration of Ray Harroun driving the Marmon Wasp, winner of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911, on the Indianapolis 500 Forever Stamp.


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