• Dec 23 2008

    Hit One Over the Motor Parkway Bridge in Fresh Meadows!

    Contributor Mitch Kaften has provided another view of the first Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge - located near the Western Terminus at Nassau Boulevard (now Horace Harding Expressway). (0 comments)


  • Dec 21 2008

    The Restored Alco-6 Racer Returning to Long Island!

    I am pleased to announce the restored Alco-6 Racer that is believed to have won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races will be returning to Long Island in 2009. I have purchased the car from Jean-Louis Duret of Annecy, France. Click on these links for information and images of the car. (11 comments)


  • Dec 19 2008

    A Nassau County Tour of the Long Island Motor Parkway

    Several people have requested maps of the path of the 44-mile Long Island Motor Parkway to explore for remnants of the America's first automobile road and its ever-present parkway concrete posts. To help these LIMP fans, I have put together routes in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties using a 1940 map (2 comments)


  • Dec 17 2008

    A Queens Tour of the Long Island Motor Parkway

    Many viewers have requested maps of the Long Island Motor Parkway so they can walk this historical road and find remnants of America's first parkway. I have put together routes in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties using a 1940 map which still showed the Long Island Motor Parkway right-of-way. In the (0 comments)


  • Dec 16 2008

    Sampling of Recent Blog Comments

    Comments on the Blog posts are encouraged and much appreciated. Below are a sampling. (0 comments)


  • Dec 15 2008

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: New Queens LIMP Signage

    Along the right-of-way of the Long Island Motor Parkway, there are several historical plaques that commemorate the road. Unfortunately, many of the plagues provide misinformation and often mistakenly call the road the "Vanderbilt Motor Parkway". Wrong!!! For several months, historian Bob Miller has tried to correct and expand the Motor (0 comments)


  • Dec 15 2008

    Video:“The Long Island Motor Parkway” with Robert Miller

    In 2007, Queens historian Robert Miller with Fred Hadley put together this excellent 21-minute tour of the Long Island Motor Parkway from Lake Ronkonkoma to Queens. (1 comments)


  • Dec 14 2008

    The LIMP Bridge over Stewart Avenue in Bethpage

    Dr. Mark D. has emailed me the following request: I am looking for views of the LIMP bridge over Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, the outer bank is still standing with roadway. I rode my bike on that section as a kid. (0 comments)


  • Dec 13 2008

    Film: Chaplin, Normand, Sennett and the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    The best documentation of the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race is a Mack Sennett-produced slapstick comedy starring Mabel Normand, Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin called Mabel at the Wheel. Actual scenes of the race, won by Ralph DePalma in a Mercedes, were used as part of the film. A 2008 book Chaplin by (0 comments)


  • Dec 12 2008

    Was This Building The Prototype for the LIMP Toll Lodges?

    The first six toll lodges for the Long Island Motor Parkway were designed by the prominent architect John Russell Pope from 1908 to 1911. Prior to receiving this commssion from William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Pope worked on various Long Island estates and properties including the gatehouse for Willie K's Deepdale estate. One (0 comments)




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