Vanderbilt Cup Races


  • Feb 20 2010

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: 1910 Plans for the Ronkonkoma Motor Speedway

    Beginning in November 1906, officials acquired the Motor Parkway right-of way from property owners and farmers from Queens to Riverhead, typically purchasing 1 to 20 acres of land. By far the largest parcel purchased was 891.21 acres in Ronkonkoma from Charles Wright. I always assumed that the Long Island Motor Parkway, Inc. needed to (2 comments)


  • Jan 04 2010

    The Vanderbilt Cup Races, LIMP and LILCO

    Al Velocci and I enjoyed meeting 50 members of the National Grid Retiree Club and presenting “The Vanderbilt Cup Races, the Motor Parkway and LILCO”. Here are several photos and slides from today's presentation: (0 comments)


  • Dec 24 2009

    Today: Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Race Course Scenes

    Happy holidays and a healthy and joyful 2010 ! Howard Kroplick Enjoy these photos taken on December 24, 2009 of Willie K's former mansion, the Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Race courses. (0 comments)


  • Dec 16 2009

    “The Vanderbilt Cup Races” to be Presented at 74th Annual Meeting of AACA

    Howard Kroplick will be presenting "The Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island" at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) on Friday, February 12, 2010. The seminar will be held at 3:00 PM in the Freedom Ballroom at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel. (0 comments)


  • Nov 24 2009

    Trucks, the Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    On Wednesday night, I will be presenting "The Vanderbilt Cup Races, the Motor Parkway and Trucks" at the Long Island Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society. The presentation will be held at the Sound Beach Fire Department beginning at 7:30 PM. For more information contact Dennis Ryan at 1-631-82 (2 comments)


  • Sep 12 2009

    Film “Treasures of the Vanderbilt Cup Races”

    Attention Vanderbilia collectors: This eight-minute film features over 90 pieces of memorabilia associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904-1960) and the Long Island Motor Parkway (1908-1938). The Vanderbilia are from the Howard Kroplick Collection currently in safe storage for future exhibits and displays. (1 comments)


  • Aug 07 2009

    Video “The Vanderbilt Cup Races”

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  • Jul 02 2009

    Hear and See the 1906 Broadway Musical “The Vanderbilt Cup”

    Continuing last week's exploration of the 1906 Broadway musical The Vanderbilt Cup" starring Elsie Janis, I have discovered music from the show on an original piano roll and placed it on the soundtrack of this six-minute film. (3 comments)


  • 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 10 2009

    Great Neck and Lake Success’ Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races & the Motor Parkway

    The Great Neck Historical Society will be hosting a presentation tonight "Great Neck and Lake Success- Their Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway" at 7:30 PM in the Community Room at the Great Neck Library. (0 comments)




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