• May 27 2009

    The Vanderbilts on their 1907 Palm Beach Vacation

    In the winter of 1907, 29-year old William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. and his 32-year old wife Virginia "Birdie" went on vacation at the most luxurious hotel in Florida, The Breakers in Palm Beach. (0 comments)


  • May 25 2009

    Joe Tracy and Old 16’s Last Great Victory

    Joe Tracy drove in three Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904, 1905, and 1906). But, after driving the Locomobile to a 10th place finish in the 1906 Race, he decided to retire from racing . However, Joe never lost his love for speed and the "Old 16" Locomobile. In June 1946, Tracy was given another opportunity for glory. Peter (4 comments)


  • May 24 2009

    NY Times “How the Indianapolis Brickyard Fell Into Place”

    Today's New York Times includes an article "How the Indianapolis Brickyard Fell Into Place". The article in the Automobile Section by Don Sherman provides a history of this pioneering racetrack and gives significant credit to the Long Island Motor Parkway: (0 comments)


  • May 22 2009

    Ray Harroun in the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    Tom, yes, Ray Harroun, winner of the first Indy 500 Race, drove a Marmon in the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the 1909 Wheatley Sweepstakes which ran concurrently with the Vanderbilt Cup Race. (0 comments)


  • May 22 2009

    Video: “Alco-6 Black Beast Restoration Update”

    The restoration of the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer will be completed by the end of June. This one-minute film highlights the progress that has been made over the last three months. Hear the engine roar! (2 comments)


  • May 20 2009

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: A Vanderbilt Cup Race Winner for Sale

    Have you always wanted to own a historic race car and a winner of the Vanderbilt Cup Race? No, the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer is not available. In a VanderbiltCupRaces.com exclusive, the Darraqcthat is believed to have won the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race with driver Louis Wagner is being offered (2 comments)


  • May 19 2009

    Willie K Helping to Start the 1908 Renault Racer

    In addition to donating the trophy for the Vanderbilt Cup Races, William K, Vanderbilt, Jr. was a very active referee for all six races held on Long Island. As shown in this photo of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, he was always willing to assist when needed. (0 comments)


  • May 19 2009

    The 1907 Renault Vanderbilt Racers

    The first Grand Prix was held on a 60-mile course near LeMans, France over a two-day period in June 1906. The winner was Ferenc Szisz in a new Renault Type AK powered by a large 13-liter, four-cylinder drive with a shaft drive. William K. Vanderbilt Jr. was so impressed with the (0 comments)


  • May 18 2009

    Google Books highlights Long Island Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Races

    Google Books now provides highlights of the books The Long Island Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island. (0 comments)


  • May 17 2009

    Keystone Bombers Over the Long Island Motor Parkway

    One of most spectacular photos in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway shows Keystone bombers flying over Roosevelt Field and the Long Island Motor Parkway in East Garden City. (0 comments)




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