• Feb 19 2011

    Scorecard Vanderbilia #1: The 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    A common piece of Vanderbilia for all six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island were scorecards providing information on the entrants. The scorecards usually included ads related to lodging, transportation and real estate: (0 comments)

  • 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 25 2011

    The Mystery 1952 Vanderbilt Cup

    John G: "I have a large 18 inch "Grecian Urn" style brass/copper trophy that has engraved on it WINNER VANDERBILT CUP RACE 1952. A quarter size medallion with a 50s race car in the center and "Ethyl Grand Prix Vanderbilt Cup Race" is above the graving. Can you please share wtih (3 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)

  • Aug 02 2010

    Archives: Long Island Motor Parkway License Plates

    Links to related posts on (Updated: December 1, 2011): (2 comments)

  • Jul 08 2010

    Heritage Museums Blog: “American Speed, the Vanderbilt Cup and the Mysterious FIC”

    As a follow-up to our May 23, 2010 post, Heritage Museums & Gardens posted this article on their 1908 PAL oil painting and new exhibit "American Speed". Some highlights:" (0 comments)

  • May 27 2010

    Vanderbilia: The Entry Form for the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    A very unusual piece of Vanderbilia is the official entry form for the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race. This piece was originally in the collection of the prominent artist and "Old 16" owner Peter Helck. Remember to click on the images to enlarge them. (0 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)

  • Mar 03 2010

    Locomobile Vanderbilt Cup Radiator Mascot Sold on EBay for $1,225

    On March 1, 2010, an Ebay action was held on a 1909 Locomobile Vanderbilt Cup radiator mascot. Despite its relatively poor condition, the winning price was $1,225 with ten bidders participating. (0 comments)

  • Feb 22 2010

    An Armband Discovery and a Lantern Mystery

    Since 2008, I have been searching for a Vanderbilt Cup Race brassard (armband) reportedly found in the historic Malcolm House. As seen on the arm of William K. Vanderbilt, Jr, officials and press wore these distinctive armbands to allow access to the course. Last week my search for the Malcolm brassard (4 comments)

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