• May 09 2009

    Anderson Cooper’s Grandfather at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    CNN journalist Anderson Cooper's grandfather Reginald Vanderbilt was William K.Vanderbilt Jr's cousin. In this photo, Reggie Vanderbilt (second from the left) can be seen speaking to Willie K. at the start of the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The man with the binoculars is Jefferson De Mont Thompson, chairman of the (0 comments)

  • May 06 2009

    Presentation “The Long Island Motor Parkway” on May 13th in Smithtown

    The Vanderbilt Cup Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) will be hosting a presentation “The Long Island Motor Parkway” with Howard Kroplick at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 13th at the Smithtown Historical Society Brush Barn. This historical barn is located at 211 East Main Street (Route 25) in Smithtown. (0 comments)

  • May 05 2009

    The National Highway Association’s #25 Motor Parkway License Plate

    Gene, here's a neat coincidence- I also own the number 25 Motor Parkway red and white plate issued in 1928. Accordingly, I have researched this particular plate at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. First , let's discuss the Motor Parkway plate -which was likely the first "E-Z" pass. (2 comments)

  • May 05 2009

    The “X” Mercedes Racer in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    A total of 116 cars participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island from 1904 to 1910. Only one car raced without a number- the "X" Mercedes driven by American Al Campbell during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race. As seen in this photo, the "X" car is making the "New Hyde Park Turn" (0 comments)

  • May 03 2009

    Great Neck Historical Society Presentation on Thursday, June 11, 2009

    The Great Neck Historical Society will be hosting a presentation "Great Neck and Lake Success- Their Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway" on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM in the Community Room at the Great Neck Library (159 Bayview Avenue). (4 comments)

  • May 02 2009

    The Proposed Motor Parkway Monorail in Queens

    In the early 1930s, the crushing impact of the Depression coupled with the ever-expanding free New York State highly system effectively sealed the fate of the Long Island Motor Parkway. Several innovative proposals were made for the parkway's right-of-way, including a monorail rapid transit system proposed by the Queens Chamber (2 comments)

  • May 01 2009

    Old 16 Rides Again In Dearborn: September 2008

    For the 58th Annual Old Car Festival held September 6th & 7th, 2008 held at the Henry Ford, Old 16 was brought out and driven for the last time before being permanently retired to static exhibit according to the Youtube description. (0 comments)

  • Apr 30 2009

    April 2009 Highlights: VanderbiltCupRaces.com records high viewership again

    For the second consecutive month, VanderbiltCupRaces.com reach high monthly viewership surpassing the March total and averaging 80 unique daily visitors, up 22% over the 2008 stats. The highest monthly total occured in October 2008, the centennial celebration of the Long Island Motor Parkway. (0 comments)

  • Apr 30 2009

    The Motor Parkway House in Central Park (Bethpage) Updated: June 25, 2014

    This rare 1908 photo from the Garden City Archives shows the Motor Parkway House located on Powell Avenue in Central Park (now Bethpage)during the construction of the parkway. (3 comments)

  • Apr 28 2009

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer in the First Indy 500

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer participated in major automobile races throughout the United States from 1909 to 1911 including; two Vanderbilt Cup Races, the first Indy 500 Race, two Elgin Trophy Races, and one American Grand Prize Race. Until recently, the only Indy 500 image that I could find of the Alco was its (0 comments)

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