Tag: East Norwich

  • Sep 20 2016

    Helck Family Collection: The Only Known Existing Vanderbilt Cup Race Flags?

    One of the potential treasures of the Helck Family Collection are these two "Vanderbilt Cup Race flags." This fascinating discovery is detailed below.

  • Feb 17 2016

    1937 Ye Mappe to Rothmann’s East Norwich Inn

    Rothmann's Restaurant in East Norwich has been a fixture on Long Island since 1907. Rothmann's issued this cartoon postcard in 1937 showing the routes to their restaurant including the Long Island Motor Parkway. Postcard courtesy of Gary Hammond.

  • Jan 23 2016

    The Race to a Doctorate: Michelin, Bibendum and the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    Professor Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has spent ten years researching Michelin's graphic history. In July 2015, Pau completed his doctorate thesis "The forgotten years of Bibendum: the American stage of Michelin in Milltown." Design, illustration and advertising at tire companies (1900-1930). .

  • Jan 01 2015

    The Tire and Repair Stations of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The winners of the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island were typically not the fastest cars but the ones that were the most durable with the fewest tire problems. The car and tire manufacturers assisted the drivers by setting up repair and tire stations throughout the courses.

  • Aug 18 2012

    Then & Now: The East Norwich Turn of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The north-east corner of the 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races was the East Norwich Turn located at the intersection of Jericho-Oyster Bay Road and North Hempstead Turnpike (25A). Here is a "Then & Now" analysis.

  • May 02 2012

    Views of the Vanderbilt Cup Races in East Norwich

    Matt Meng (President of the East Norwich Civic Association): Howard, please post some of your favorite photos of the Vanderbilt Cup Races as seen in East Norwich.