Tag: Buick

  • Jan 13 2017

    Driver of the Week: Charles Ewing Easter -Winner of the 1908 Jericho Sweepstakes

    This week's driver of the week is Charles Ewing Easter who drove the #N3 Buick to victory in the 1908 Jericho Sweepstakes.

  • Mar 17 2016

    The Amazing Automobiles of the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

    Attracting classic vintage automobiles, unique customs, and cars of the stars, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance never disappoints. Check out several standouts that I enjoyed at this year's concours.

  • Nov 11 2014

    Buicks Visit a Chrysler at Waterfront at Roslyn

    The Long Island Buick Club of America took a day trip last Sunday to the Waterfront at Roslyn garage.

  • Apr 09 2014

    The Seven Buicks of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    Buick entered seven race cars in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and its associated sweepstakes from 1908 to 1910.

  • Dec 17 2010

    The Bethpage Challenge Part III: The Second Deadman’s Curve

    After exploring aerials, maps, surveys and construction photos of the Central Avenue/LIRR Motor Parkway Bridge over the last two days, Part III of "The Bethpage Challenge" will provide evidence of the location of the "Dead Man's Curve" shown in this postcard. .

  • Sep 16 2010

    Starting Lineup- The 8 “N” Cars of the 1908 Nassau Sweepstakes

    On September 10, 1908, the AAA Race Commission announced plans to christen the Motor Parkway with an event called, “The Long Island Motor Parkway Sweepstakes.” Five concurrent stock car races were scheduled for October 10, 1908. The idea was to create an opportunity to test the new course, timing systems, and crowd control for

  • Nov 28 2009

    Louis Chevrolet and the End of the Long Island Vanderbilt Cup Races

    Chevrolet’s steely-eyed focus shown in 1905 and 1908 was noted by William Durant, chairman of General Motors, who wanted to promote Buicks through auto racing. By 1909 Durant hired both Louis and younger brother Arthur. Both worked on the cars, but Louis joined Lewis Strang and Bob Burman, men with all-out driving

  • Apr 02 2009

    Louis Chevrolet-The most famous name in the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The most famous name in the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island was Louis Chevrolet. Chevrolet participated in more Vanderbilt Cup Races than any other driver (1905, 1908,1909 &1910). His name has become one of the most recognizable brands in American car history. For more information on Chevrolet, read this excellent profile

  • Jan 01 2009

    The Buick Team at the 1909 Lowell Races

    Andrew, my best guess is the photo shows your relative Joe Grenon standing with drivers Bob Burman, Louis Disbrow, and Jack Tower at the Merrimack Valley Course near Lowell, Massachusetts in September 1909. Grenon, Burman and Disbrow all drove Buicks in these races.