Vanderbilia


  • Apr 11 2011

    Insight Into Long Island Motor Parkway License Plates

    Noel Gish (President, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum Board of Trustees): "Regarding the ALPCA meeting: How many Long Island Motor Parkway license plates were issued to the public? Does anyone have a “guesstimate” of the total? Who has the license plate number 1? Does it exist in a collection somewhere ? What would (2 comments)


  • Mar 28 2011

    Article License Plates of LIMP -Velocci

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  • Feb 07 2011

    Peter Helck and a Piece of Locomobile Vanderbilia

    In 1905 Roslyn photographer William Pickering captured the #7 Locomobile passing Krug's Hotel on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. The Locomobile's third place finish in the race was the first time an American car had ever placed in an international competition. Tim Helck, the grandson of Peter Helck, brought back memories of this (1 comments)


  • Jan 01 2011

    Premium Vanderbilia Estimated Market Values

    Collectibles and memorabilia from the Vanderbilt Cup Races have turned up in auctions, flea markets and the Internet throughout the years. Please request market estimates on any Vanderbilia that you own in the Comment section or call Howard Kroplick at 1-516-625-0123. Below is a listing of “Vanderbilia” and (9 comments)


  • Aug 23 2010

    Nunley’s Carousel and the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    For several generations of children on Long Island, a fond memory was riding Nunley's Carousel on Sunrise Highway in Baldwin. Closed in 1995, Nunley's Carousel was restored and relocated to the Cradle of Aviation in East Garden City in 2009. While attending a Thursday cruise night at the museum, Bruce Latten checked (0 comments)


  • May 22 2010

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: Rare 1908 PAL Race Painting Discovered

    In response to posts on the official posters for the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race, I received this email last week from Jennifer Madden, Director of Collections & Exhibitions for the Heritage Museums & Gardens of Sandwich, Massachusetts. (4 comments)


  • May 13 2010

    Vanderbilt Cup Race Pennants Sold for $1,743 on Ebay

    Two "vintage 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race pennants" were auctioned on Ebay last week. The two pennants were sold together for $1,743 with 16 bidders participating. This was the description of the items by the seller: (0 comments)


  • Apr 14 2010

    Original Artwork “E-Z-Pass #1”

    Artist John Cuocco and I collaborated and produced this original artwork entitled "E-Z Pass #1". (0 comments)


  • Mar 15 2010

    George Vanderbilt Cup Race Tickets and Passes

    Dave, your father likely used this ticket to attend the first George Vanderbilt Cup Race held at Roosevelt Raceway on October 12, 1936. The race was won by the great Italian Tazio Nuvolari, seen here receiving the huge trophy from Willie K's cousin, 22-year old George Vanderbilt III. (2 comments)


  • Mar 13 2010

    A Tribute to Peter Helck (1893-1988), the Great American Artist

    Born in 1893, artist Peter Helck was just 13 years old in 1906 when he attended the Vanderbilt Cup Race as a spectator. Who could have known at the time his razor-sharp mind was absorbing memories that would transfer onto canvas decades later with amazing accuracy. (3 comments)




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