• Mar 15 2008

    Cradle of Aviation Hosts Vanderbilt Cup Exhibit:  Garden City Life, September 16, 2005

    To celebrate the centennial of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race, the Cradle of Aviation Museum hosted a special exhibit of antique race cars and memorabilia from September 7-18, 2005. Garden City Life News Item (0 comments)


  • Mar 14 2008

    Long Before NASCAR, Dirt-Road Daredevils: New York Times March 16, 2008

    The March 16, 2008 issue of The New York Times features an article on Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island entitled "Long Before NASCAR, Dirt-Road Daredevils". New York Times Article (2 comments)


  • Mar 14 2008

    Video: “1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race Centennial Celebration” October 2, 2004

    At the 2004 Centennial Celebration of the first Vanderbilt Cup Race, the #6 Pope-Toledo that finished third in the race, participated in time-trials. The centennial event was held on October 2, 2004 in East Garden City on Long Island. Hop aboard and hear and see how it feels to ride in this classic car. (0 comments)


  • Mar 14 2008

    Remembering the Vanderbilt Races: Roslyn News, March 13, 2008

    The Vanderbilt Cup Races were highlighted in the March 13, 2008 edition of the Roslyn News. Here is the link: Roslyn News Article (0 comments)


  • Mar 11 2008

    Driver Profile: George Arents Jr.

    George Arents Jr. (1875 – 1960) made a fortune on patents for cigar- and cigarette-rolling machines and developed a lifelong passion for fast cars and collecting rare tobacco books and manuscripts. His hobby evolved into an extraordinary collection of rare books and manuscripts housed at The New York Public Library. Unfortunately, his only (1 comments)


  • Mar 10 2008

    Film “1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    This newsreel highlights the 1936 George Vanderbilt Cup Race held at the new Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island. The race was held on October 12, 1936 and was won by the Italian ace driver Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo. (1 comments)


  • Mar 10 2008

    Newsreel “1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

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  • Mar 10 2008

    Film: “1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    The Vanderbilt Cup Race was held for the first time on the West Coast on public roads in Santa Monica, California in 1914. The actual race was captured as the backdrop for a Mack Sennett slapstick Keystone film "Mabel at the Wheel" later called "Hot Finish" starring Mabel Normand, Ben Turpin, (0 comments)


  • Mar 10 2008

    Film “Vanderbilt Cup Race Courses: Then &Now”

    This brief film shows the dramatic changes on Long Island over the last 100 years comparing sections of the Vanderbilt Cup Race courses (1904-1910) to recent views. (3 comments)


  • Mar 10 2008

    Film “The 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    The 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was one of the most exciting sporting events of its era- drawing over 200,000 spectators to Long Island. This rare film shows the race action among the French, Italian, German and American cars at the grandstand on Jericho Turnpike in Westbury and the Hairpin Turn at Wheatley (6 comments)




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