• 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)


  • Jun 10 2009

    The Drop Box Mystery at The Henry Ford

    Leslie Mio, Assistant Registrar at The Henry Ford, recently sent this email to me: "I am working on cataloging a sealed brass box. According to the donors (the Long Island Automobile Club), "These boxes . . . were used for signatures, so that Gentlemen Drivers, could not substitute Professional Drivers, in the Vanderbilt (0 comments)


  • Jun 08 2009

    The First International Auto Race-In West Hempstead

    The website West Hempstead Now and Then has posted an excellent article The First International Auto Race in America – in West Hempstead on the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The article originally appeared in the Winter 2008 edition of the West Hempstead Civic Association News & Views newsletter. (0 comments)


  • Jun 06 2009

    Alco-6 Racer Captures a “Most Outstanding” Award at the Greenwich Concours D’Elegance

    It was a wonderful time today at the Greenwich Concours. Thousands turned out to view over 150 spectacular American cars. It was a lot fun discussing the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer for six hours with so many people. (5 comments)


  • Jun 05 2009

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer Brochure for the Greenwich Concours

    Today, the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer will appear at the Greenwich Concoursfrom 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This Alco-6 brochure has been prepared for the Concours including; the car's specifications, a 1996 article from the Autoweek, a summary of its racing history and a 1910 American Locomotive Company ad. Stop by and say hello. (2 comments)


  • Jun 04 2009

    See the restored Alco-6 Black Beast Racer at the Greenwich Concours

    The restored Alco-6 Black Beast Racer will be at the Greenwich Concours this Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Hope to see you there. (0 comments)


  • Jun 04 2009

    1951 Aerial View of LIMP Right-Of-Way and Edith K’s Home in Melville

    In response to a VanderbiltCupRaces "contact us" email from Edith K., a 1935 photo of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge over Broad Hollow Bridge in Melville was posted yesterday. As promised, today's post features a 1951 Fairchild aerial of the LIMP ROW east of Broad Hollow Road and, hopefully, a view (0 comments)


  • Jun 03 2009

    The Motor Parkway Bridge over Broad Hollow Road in Melville

    Edith, when Al Velocci and I wrote The Long Island Motor Parkway, we wanted to include many photos which have never been published before. Just one month prior to our deadline, we discovered this rare 1935 photo of the Broad Hollow Bridge looking north in the archives of the Suffolk County (3 comments)


  • Jun 01 2009

    May 2009 Viewership Sets Monthly High

    For the third consecutive month, VanderbiltCupRaces.com reached a record 2009 viewership, averaging 97 unique daily visitors in May, up 49% from the 2008 monthly average and an increase of 21% from April. VanderbiltCupRaces.com is currently rated #1 by Google among 173,000 websites for a search on "Vanderbilt Cup Races". (0 comments)


  • May 30 2009

    Experience the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer’s Road Test

    On Friday, May 29, 2009, the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer was road tested for the first time since its return to the United States from Belgium on New Year's Day. Experience the excitement of riding in the 1909 Alco-6 Black Beast in this two-minute film. (0 comments)




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