Events


  • Feb 25 2009

    Cars from the October 2008 Gymkhana

    Just found some great photos of the 2008 Gymkhana celebrating the centennial of the Long Island Motor Parkway on Alex Kalogiannis' website. Check out the three Shelby Mustangs. I particularly like the white 1966 GT-250! (1 comments)


  • Feb 24 2009

    Old 16 at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours

    Old 16, the first American car to win the Vanderbilt Cup Race, made a rare appearance outside the Henry Ford Museum at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance last October. Conceptcarz.com has done another wonderful job documenting the event through photos and a summary article. (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 13 2009

    Newsday Cites Sayville Presentation

    Newsday cited tomorrow's "Long Island Motor Parkway" presentation at the Sayville Historical Society in its Explore Long Island section. (0 comments)


  • Feb 03 2009

    A Fun Alco Gathering

    Last Saturday, over 100 people gathered to see the restored 1909 Alco-6 Racer at its current home at 55 Lumber Road in Roslyn. Below are images from this very wonderful event. (2 comments)


  • Feb 01 2009

    Sayville Presentation “The Long Island Motor Parkway” on February 15, 2009

    The Sayville Historical Society will be sponsoring a Motor Parkway presentation on Sunday, February 15th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. I will be presentating my favorite images from our book The Long Island Motor Parkway and show memorabilia from the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Motor Parkway. (0 comments)


  • Nov 29 2008

    Images from the November Presentations

    The November presentations on the Long Island Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Races drew over 250 people, breaking attendance records at all three locations. (0 comments)


  • Nov 28 2008

    Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society Presentation, November 16, 2008

    Highlighted by Newsday as a weekend Best Bet, this special Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society presentation at the Farmingdale Library was attended by over 110 people including the grandaughter of William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. The presentation and book signing by Howard Kroplick included a discussion of the Vanderbilt Cup Races, the Long Island (0 comments)


  • Nov 28 2008

    Long Island Motor Touring Club Presentation, November 13, 2008

    Over 60 people attended the interactive presentation "America’s First Automobile Road" at the Long Island Motor Touring Club on Thursday, November 13, 2008.During the book signing, the audience was treated to a rare showing of the 1946 Mineola Automobile Meet featuring Old 16 Locomobile driven by 72-year old veteran Vanderbilt Cup Race driver (0 comments)


  • Nov 28 2008

    Suffolk County Historical Society Presentation: Saturday, November 8, 2008

    Al Velocci and Howard Kroplick presented "The Long Island Motor Parkway" at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead to an enthusiastic audience totaling over 70 people. Antique cars from the Peconic Bay Region of AACA also made an impressive appearance. Click here to view images from Riverhead. (0 comments)




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