• Apr 25 2009

    Guy Frost’s Favorite Vanderbilt Cup Race Photo

    Guy Frost, chairman of the Vanderbilt Centennial Celebrations, has selected this photo as his favorite Vanderbilt Cup Race image. Taken during the 1908 race, referee William K. Vanderbilt Jr. is seen discussing the action with retired driver Joe Tracy. Joe drove in three Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904, 1905 and 1906) and two American Elimination (1 comments)

  • Apr 24 2009

    A CART Vanderbilt Cup Sighting in 2007

    As noted last week, the one and only Vanderbilt Cup was gifted by William K. Vanderbilt Jr. to the Smithsonian Institution in November 1934. The Smithsonian promised that this historic racing trophy would be prominently featured in their transportation exhibit. Unfortunately, the trophy has been in a storage closet for several (3 comments)

  • Apr 23 2009

    First Meeting of a New Long Island Car Club on Monday, May 4th

    The Long Island Sound Region of the Classic Car Club invites you to become a charter member and attend their very first meeting on Monday, May 4, 2009. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, Meeting Room #1 at 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage. (0 comments)

  • 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)

  • Apr 21 2009

    Film “A.R. Pardington and the 1911 Indy 500 Race”

    A.R. Pardington was William K. Vanderbilt, Jr.'s right-hand man and helped develop both the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway. Last March, a family member Marshall Davies Llyod emailed VanderbiltCupRaces.com requesting photos and films of A.R. I found the photos but no films... (0 comments)

  • Apr 19 2009

    Seeking 1912 Vanderbilt Cup Race Information

    John B. Hayden of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is on a quest to discover information on the 1912 Vanderbilt Cup Race held in his home town. He described his quest in the following email which he asked to be posted: (0 comments)

  • Apr 18 2009

    The Elusive Bridges of the Motor Parkway

    According to the book The Long Island Motor Parkway, 65 bridges were built by the Motor Parkway to bypass major roads and rail lines. Only five of these bridges are still standing today, three in Queens (73rd Avenue, Hollis Hills Terrace, and Springfield Boulevard) and two in Nassau County (Old Courthouse (2 comments)

  • Apr 16 2009

    “Old 16” Tin Can Art by David Wasserman

    Many great pieces of art have been created based on the exciting Vanderbilt Cup Races, most notably by the wonderful artist Peter Helck. One of the most unusual works of Vanderbilt art is this tin can painting by David Wasserman. (2 comments)

  • Apr 14 2009

    Six Degrees of Separation: The Vanderbilt Cup Races and the New York Mets

    On April 13, 2009, I attended Opening Night at Citifield- the new home of my beloved New York Mets (see my brief highlights film). After a fun evening and another tough loss, I wondered if it is possible to link the New York Mets to the Vanderbilt Cup Races. Here is my (2 comments)

  • Apr 14 2009

    Historic Motor Parkway Sites in Bethpage

    Kevin, you grew up in a section of Bethpage with many significant Motor Parkway sites. (0 comments)

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