Films


  • 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)


  • Dec 13 2008

    Film: Chaplin, Normand, Sennett and the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    The best documentation of the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race is a Mack Sennett-produced slapstick comedy starring Mabel Normand, Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin called Mabel at the Wheel. Actual scenes of the race, won by Ralph DePalma in a Mercedes, were used as part of the film. A 2008 book Chaplin by (0 comments)


  • Mar 28 2008

    Film Clip “1960 Cornelius Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    An attempt was made to bring back the Vanderbilt Cup Races to Long Island in 1960. The 75-mile race featured Formula Junior cars and was held in the parking lot of Roosevelt Raceway on June 19, 1960. The winner of the race was Harry Carter in a Stanguellini. (2 comments)


  • Mar 20 2008

    Newsreel “1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    This newsreel highlights the 1937 George Vanderbilt Cup Race held on July 5, 1937 at Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island. The winner of the race was German Bernd Rosemeyer averaging 82.6 mph in an Auto Union. (0 comments)


  • Mar 14 2008

    Video: “1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race Centennial Celebration” October 2, 2004

    At the 2004 Centennial Celebration of the first Vanderbilt Cup Race, the #6 Pope-Toledo that finished third in the race, participated in time-trials. The centennial event was held on October 2, 2004 in East Garden City on Long Island. Hop aboard and hear and see how it feels to ride in this classic car. (0 comments)


  • Mar 10 2008

    Film “1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    This newsreel highlights the 1936 George Vanderbilt Cup Race held at the new Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island. The race was held on October 12, 1936 and was won by the Italian ace driver Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo. (1 comments)


  • Mar 10 2008

    Newsreel “1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

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  • Mar 10 2008

    Film: “1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    The Vanderbilt Cup Race was held for the first time on the West Coast on public roads in Santa Monica, California in 1914. The actual race was captured as the backdrop for a Mack Sennett slapstick Keystone film "Mabel at the Wheel" later called "Hot Finish" starring Mabel Normand, Chester Conklin, (0 comments)


  • Mar 10 2008

    Film “The 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    The 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was one of the most exciting sporting events of its era- drawing over 200,000 spectators to Long Island. This rare film shows the race action among the French, Italian, German and American cars at the grandstand on Jericho Turnpike in Westbury and the Hairpin Turn at Wheatley (6 comments)


  • Mar 04 2008

    Film “1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    Welcome to VanderbiltCupRaces.com! In one of the earliest sports films ever made, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race action was captured by cameramen G.W. Bitzer and A.E. Weed of the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company in Westbury and Plainedge. (0 comments)




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