• Mar 20 2009

    Film: A Tribute to Joe Tracy

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Joe Tracy , one of the best Vanderbilt Cup Race drivers. In tribute to Joe and his mechanican Al Poole, I have placed a five-minute film of their racing careers in the Blog. (3 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 17 2009

    The Classic Cars of Cuba: 60 Classic Cars in 6 Minutes!

    As posted last week, I was one of 25 Long Islanders who recently visited Cuba on a government-approved mission. During the five days of this adventure, I also documented the classic American cars still operating on the streets of Havana. In this six-minute film in the Blog, you will see over 60 (2 comments)


  • Mar 16 2009

    A cup of coffee at the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup

    The Vanderbilt Cup Races attracted all types of entrepreneurs to Long Island. Farmers sold parking spaces for $25, while hawkers sold trinkets, pennants and programs for 25 cents. However, the busiest temporary store is shown here, where spectators could purchase coffee for 5 cents a cup. (0 comments)


  • Mar 15 2009

    Look, up in the sky, it’s the space shuttle!

    Okay, today's post has nothing to do with the Vanderbilt Cup Races, the Long Island Motor Parkway or even classic American cars in Havana. But, it is relevant to transportation!! (2 comments)


  • Mar 14 2009

    Old 16 at the 1952 Bridgehampton Road Race

    To help promote the 1952 Bridgehampton Road Race, owner Peter Helck and his son Jerry Helck brought Old 16, the winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, to the course. Joe Tracy, who drove in the 1904, 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races, can be seen in the driver's seat. Peter Helck is standing to the (0 comments)


  • Mar 13 2009

    The Alco Black Beast’s Last Great Race in 1911

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer's last great race was the 1911 Elgin National Trophy Race held on the Illinois course. In the above postcard, driver Harry Grant and his mechanician George Babcock are shown prior to a practice run. This was the only major race in which mechanican Frank Lee did (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)


  • Mar 11 2009

    Video: Mission to Cuba

    In March 2009, 25 members of the Sid Jacobson JCC of East Hills, New York went on a government-approved mission to explore the Jewish community in Cuba. This nine-minute film captures photo highlights of this mission including views of; Havana, the three major synagogues, a Jewish cemetery founded in 1906, and the Cuban (2 comments)


  • Mar 07 2009

    Havana: World’s Largest Living Museum of American Cars

    I recently visited Havana, Cuba on a government-approved mission with a group of 24 other people. My secondary mission was to photograph the classic American cars still on the streets of Havana. During a five-day stay, I took photos of around 60 classic Buicks, Plymouths, Olds, Cadillacs,Dodges, Pontiacs and Fords. I (6 comments)




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