1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race

  • Jun 30 2009

    Then & Now: The Massapequa Lodge

    Continuing our "Then and Now" series, this photo captured Old 16, the eventual winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, climbing the Long Island Motor Prarkway bridge over Massapequa-Hicksville Road. To the right is the Massapqua Lodge, one of the three John Russell Pope-designed toll lodges opened in 1908. (0 comments)

  • Jun 27 2009

    Film “The Levittown Vanderbilt Cup Race Grandstand”

    Mush, I have several hundred photos of the races that went throught the heart of the Hempstead Plains, now Levittown, from 1908 to 1910. I will be more than happy to send you copies of some of my favorites. (3 comments)

  • May 30 2009

    Experience the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer’s Road Test

    On Friday, May 29, 2009, the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer was road tested for the first time since its return to the United States from Belgium on New Year's Day. Experience the excitement of riding in the 1909 Alco-6 Black Beast in this two-minute film. (0 comments)

  • Apr 06 2009

    Brochure “Harry Grant’s Own Story”

    Richard, in 1911, American Locomotive Company published a promotional brochure The Vanderbilt Cup Race-Grant's Own Story. The brochure described Harry Grant's strategy in winning the Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1909 and 1910. He also gave credit to your grandfather: (2 comments)

  • Apr 02 2009

    Louis Chevrolet-The most famous name in the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The most famous name in the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island was Louis Chevrolet. Chevrolet participated in more Vanderbilt Cup Races than any other driver (1905, 1908,1909 &1910). His name has become one of the most recognizable brands in American car history. For more information on Chevrolet, read this excellent profile (1 comments)

  • Mar 12 2009

    Linking the Vanderbilt Cup Race Course from Ellison Road to the Motor Parkway

    The fourth set of 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race photos from the Hayden Allen Collection focuses on a stretch of the course that connected Ellison Road with the Motor Parkway just west of Merrick Avenue. (0 comments)

  • Feb 15 2009

    Alco Mechanics at Work

    Over 250 people have come to see the Alco-6 Racer since its return to Long Island including Joyce and Richard Roman of West Babylon. Joyce is the granddaughter of Jens Thorvald Jansen, one of the Alco mechanics who prepared the car prior to its victory in the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race. (0 comments)

  • Feb 03 2009

    The Great FIAT Mechanician Tony Scudelari

    Lou, Tony Scudelari (aka Anthony Scudalari) was indeed a FIAT employee from around 1908 to 1912. He was best known as the mechanician for American David Bruce-Brown's FIAT team as shown above in 1911. (0 comments)

  • Dec 06 2008

    Looking for the Restored 1909 Alco-6 Racer

    It has been over 15 years since the restored 1908 Alco-6 racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races called the United States its home. For years, I had heard the car was in a lobby in an office building in France. Three weeks ago, I decided to take up the challenge (2 comments)

  • Jul 12 2008

    The Alco Black Beast: Winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races

    An excellent write-up of the Alco 6- winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races can be found on the conceptcarz.com website. (2 comments)

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