Vanderbilt Cup Races

  • Apr 22 2009

    The Vanderbilt Cup On Long Island in 1933

    From 1904 to 1916, the manufacturer of the winning car of the Vanderbilt Cup Races was allowed to hold the 30-pound silver Vanderbilt Cup for one year. The cup was usually placed on display at the company's exhibits and automobile trade shows. But, what happened to the Vanderbilt Cup after the races (2 comments)

  • Mar 19 2009

    Book Review: Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island

    In a recent issue of Vintage Sports Car , my book Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island was reviewed by Tony Carroll, Secretary of the Vintage Sports Car Club of America, Inc. Here are the highlights: (0 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)

  • Jan 06 2009

    The Dangerous Role of the Mechanician

    Every race car that participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races of 1904 to 1910 carried two men, the driver and a riding mechanic called a mechanician. The mechanician assisted with repairs, helped navigate the course, and worked a hand pump to maintain fuel pressure. (5 comments)

  • Jan 04 2009

    Electric Timing of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    As described in my December 30, 2008 post , the early Vanderbilt Cup Races were timed by scorers using stop-watches. This manual timing of the races was replaced by an electric timing system developed by Arthur and Charles Warner of Beloit, two brothers from Beloit, Wisconsin. (0 comments)

  • Dec 29 2008

    Timing the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Rich, the timing for the Vanderbilt Cup Races was surprisingly accurate. The system for timing the races changed during the period that the races were held on Long Island. Below is a description of how the cars were timed for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race. (0 comments)

  • Oct 20 2008

    Howard Kroplick Interview: The Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway

    Howard Kroplick was interviewed in August 2008 by North Hempstead Town Clerk Leslie Gross on the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island and the Long Island Motor Parkway. (2 comments)

  • Sep 05 2008

    New Exhibit on the Long Island Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Races at Roosevelt Field Mall

    In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Long Island Motor Parkway and the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, a new exhibit is on display at the Roosevelt Field Mall from Friday, September 5th to Sunday, September 14th.The exhibit is located in the J.C. Penny Court in front of Bloomingdales (2 comments)

  • Aug 29 2008

    Motoring with Bob Barauskas: August 2008 Issue of Blue Smoke Newsletter

    MOTORING WITH BOB BARAUSKAS Blue Smoke Newsletter August 2008 A reprint of an article by Bob Barauskas (past president of the Peconic Bay Region of A.A.C.A.) in the August 2008 issue of the "Blue Smoke" newsletter. (0 comments)

  • Apr 10 2008

    Book of the Month “Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island”

    "Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island" has been named Book of the Month by The book received a 5-star rating. (0 comments)

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