Cars


  • Jul 05 2009

    Film “The Last Race for Old 16 and Joe Tracy?” (1946)

    In June 1946, the Veteran Motor Car Club of America sponsored its 50th Anniversary Jubilee featuring a parade of 75 vintage cars and nine races at the Mineola Fair Grounds on Long Island. Courtesy of Walter McCarthy and the Long Island Old Car Club, the highlights of the Jubilee have been captured (6 comments)


  • Jun 24 2009

    Chevrolet Challenges Heath during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Louis Chevrolet in a FIAT challenging George Heath in a Panhard during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race was captured in this dramatic photo published in the French publication Les Sports Modernes in October 1905. (0 comments)


  • Jun 20 2009

    Louis Chevrolet, Joe Tracy and the 1908 Matheson Team

    The Matheson Automobile Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania made a strong effort to win the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race. They hired Louis Chevrolet as one of the drivers for their two entrants and selected retired veteran driver Joe Tracy as their team manager. (0 comments)


  • May 30 2009

    The Premier Vanderbilt Cup Racer that Never Raced

    The Premier Motor Company of Indianapolis, Indiana in 1905 built a special race car to compete in the 1905 American Elimination Trial and Vanderbilt Cup Race. The four-cylinder car had a huge 923.4 cubic inch engine; the largest air-cooled motor in existence and some speculated that it could produce 100 horsepower. As shown in (5 comments)


  • May 19 2009

    Willie K Helping to Start the 1908 Renault Racer

    In addition to donating the trophy for the Vanderbilt Cup Races, William K, Vanderbilt, Jr. was a very active referee for all six races held on Long Island. As shown in this photo of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, he was always willing to assist when needed. (0 comments)


  • May 05 2009

    The “X” Mercedes Racer in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    A total of 116 cars participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island from 1904 to 1910. Only one car raced without a number- the "X" Mercedes driven by American Al Campbell during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race. As seen in this photo, the "X" car is making the "New Hyde Park Turn" (0 comments)


  • Apr 08 2009

    World’s Oldest Car for Sale?

    Last week, I posted my research on "Who invented the automobile?" I concluded that Karl Benz deserved credit for the 1885 Benz Patent Motorwagen. But, hold your horsepower. (2 comments)


  • Mar 30 2009

    Who invented the automobile?

    In his February 24, 2009 speech to Congress, President Obama stated;"I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it." Did the United States really invent the automobile? If not us, who did? Here's the results of my research. (0 comments)


  • Mar 17 2009

    The Classic Cars of Cuba: 60 Classic Cars in 6 Minutes!

    As posted last week, I was one of 25 Long Islanders who recently visited Cuba on a government-approved mission. During the five days of this adventure, I also documented the classic American cars still operating on the streets of Havana. In this six-minute film in the Blog, you will see over 60 (2 comments)


  • Mar 07 2009

    Havana: World’s Largest Living Museum of American Cars

    I recently visited Havana, Cuba on a government-approved mission with a group of 24 other people. My secondary mission was to photograph the classic American cars still on the streets of Havana. During a five-day stay, I took photos of around 60 classic Buicks, Plymouths, Olds, Cadillacs,Dodges, Pontiacs and Fords. I (6 comments)




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