LI Automotive Museum


  • Jul 10 2010

    Film “50 Years of Automotive Progress” Featuring Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

    Today's post is a real treat.... a seven-minute film that has not been seen by the public for over 52 years. "Fifty Years of Automotive Progress" was created by independent film maker Scudder Boyd and featured Henry Austin Clark, Jr and several of his vintage cars from the Long Island Automotive (14 comments)


  • Jun 28 2010

    A Research Challenge: The 1902 Curved Dash Oldsmobile on Austin Clark’s Roof

    Don M. has emailed this research challenge to the many fans of the Long Island Automotive Museum: "Do you have have any information about the history of the 1902 Curved Dash Oldsmobile that was on the roof, over the front door of the Henry Austin Clark Museum entrance? I am trying (1 comments)


  • Jun 24 2010

    Postcards from the Long Island Automotive Museum (#7-11)

    The Long Island Automotive Museum offered a wide array of related merchandise including; jewelry, label buttons, photos, model car kits, china and series of postcards. As described in this brochure , provided by Walter McCarthy, there were at least four series of postcards published featuring the cars of "Henry Austin Clark, (7 comments)


  • Jun 14 2010

    Postcards from the Long Island Automotive Museum (#1-6)

    The Long Island Automotive Museum in Southampton, New York was the foremost car museum on Long Island from 1948 to 1980...and is sadly missed. Founded and owned by the prominent collector and writer Henry Austin Clark, Jr., the museum featured a vast display of unique antique cars. (11 comments)


  • Mar 30 2010

    Austin Clark, Joe Tracy, Otis Chandler and the 1904 Sports Touring Mercedes

    The always reliable Walter McCarthy has identified the mystery parked A.L.A.M. car posted last Wednesday as a 1904 Mercedes. As proof of his identification, Walter forwarded photos of another 1904 Mercedes with this amazing history. (As always with VanderbiltCupRaces.com photos, click on the image to enlarge it). (3 comments)


  • Sep 28 2009

    More on the Long Island Automotive Museum

    Last Friday's post on the Long Island Automotive Museum generated many memories and more questions. Here are some answers and additional photos: (30 comments)


  • Sep 25 2009

    Film “The Long Island Automotive Museum”

    The place to go to view vintage automobiles, race cars and trucks in the New York area soon after World War II was Austin Clark's Long Island Automotive Museum in Southampton. This amazing 5-minute film documents the opening of the museum on August 27, 1948 and a typical day at the museum (16 comments)


  • May 30 2008

    What was the Long Island Automotive Museum?

    The Long Island Automotive Museum was founded by the prominent automobile collector and writer Henry Austin Clark Jr. in 1948 in Southampton on Long Island. The museum featured many unique cars including the Thomas Flyer car that won the 1908 Paris-New York Race. (41 comments)




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