• Dec 09 2008

    The Mineola Lodge and the Long Island Motor Parkway

    In the new book The Long Island Motor Parkway written by Al Velocci and me, there were over 200 published images of this historic road, many shown for the very first time. However, several unique images were left on the editing floor due to either quality or space issues. Over the (0 comments)


  • Dec 09 2008

    The Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge over Willis Avenue in Willison Park

    Tony B. of Mineola has requested views of the Willis Avenue area of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The above 1930s image of the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge over Willis Avenue is the only known existing photo of this section. The photo is courtesy of Bob Valentine. Thanks, Bob! (3 comments)


  • Dec 06 2008

    Looking for the Restored 1909 Alco-6 Racer

    It has been over 15 years since the restored 1908 Alco-6 racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races called the United States its home. For years, I had heard the car was in a lobby in an office building in France. Three weeks ago, I decided to take up the challenge (2 comments)


  • Dec 04 2008

    A Rare Photo of the North Hempstead Turnpike LIMP Bridge

    In the early 1950s, Robert C. Levine went for a walk with a friend in a Queens park and stumbled on remains of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The road ended on an abandoned bridge near ball fields in Fresh Meadows. His friend documented the moment in the above photo (1 comments)


  • Dec 03 2008

    Update on the Latest Mystery Photo!

    Tl Thousand has provided additional information on our latest mystery photo. Click here for TL's latest comment. (0 comments)


  • Nov 29 2008

    Images from the November Presentations

    The November presentations on the Long Island Motor Parkway and the Vanderbilt Cup Races drew over 250 people, breaking attendance records at all three locations. (0 comments)


  • Nov 28 2008

    Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society Presentation, November 16, 2008

    Highlighted by Newsday as a weekend Best Bet, this special Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society presentation at the Farmingdale Library was attended by over 110 people including the grandaughter of William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. The presentation and book signing by Howard Kroplick included a discussion of the Vanderbilt Cup Races, the Long Island (0 comments)


  • Nov 28 2008

    Long Island Motor Touring Club Presentation, November 13, 2008

    Over 60 people attended the interactive presentation "America’s First Automobile Road" at the Long Island Motor Touring Club on Thursday, November 13, 2008.During the book signing, the audience was treated to a rare showing of the 1946 Mineola Automobile Meet featuring Old 16 Locomobile driven by 72-year old veteran Vanderbilt Cup Race driver (0 comments)


  • Nov 28 2008

    Suffolk County Historical Society Presentation: Saturday, November 8, 2008

    Al Velocci and Howard Kroplick presented "The Long Island Motor Parkway" at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead to an enthusiastic audience totaling over 70 people. Antique cars from the Peconic Bay Region of AACA also made an impressive appearance. Click here to view images from Riverhead. (0 comments)


  • Nov 14 2008

    This Sunday’s Presentation Selected as a Best Bet by Newsday

    This Sunday's Farmingdale's presentation was featured in the Explore LI section of Friday's Newsday. Check out image 11 of the photo gallery. This special Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical Society program will be held at Farmingdale Library beginning at 2:00 PM. It will include a discussion of the Vanderbilt Cup Races, the Long Island Motor (0 comments)




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