• Sep 01 2008

    Vanderbilia: The 1910 Cole Plaque

    I have an embossed shield with a pressed design on it that says "Massapequa Sweepstakes in Vanderbilt Cup Race Trophy 1910" with the embossing of what appears to be a trophy with a race car and driver on top and below the trophy it says "Won by Cole 30" 126.4 Miles Time 138 min 4.32 (5 comments)


  • Aug 31 2008

    Vanderbilia Question: The 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race Program Guide

    I was wondering if you could help steer me in the right direction. I was going through some items that had been given to me by a great grandparent. One item is the Official Score Card and Guide of the 2nd International Race for William K. Vanderbilt Jr. 1905. I wanted (2 comments)


  • Aug 29 2008

    Motoring with Bob Barauskas: August 2008 Issue of Blue Smoke Newsletter

    MOTORING WITH BOB BARAUSKAS Blue Smoke Newsletter August 2008 A reprint of an article by Bob Barauskas (past president of the Peconic Bay Region of A.A.C.A.) in the August 2008 issue of the "Blue Smoke" newsletter. (0 comments)


  • Aug 22 2008

    Ebay Auction of a 1906 Press Ribbon Sets Vanderbilia Record of $3,051

    An eBay auction set a record for a Vanderbilt Cup Race ribbon. A press ribbon for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was sold for $3,051. (0 comments)


  • Aug 17 2008

    Queens Chronicle reports “Land Grab” along the Long Island Motor Parkway

    The Queens Chronicle reports reports that New York City will be taking action against residents who infringe on the right-of-way of the Long Island Motor Parkway. (0 comments)


  • Aug 15 2008

    Question of the Week: Can you Identify this Signed Willie K. Photo?

    I have a photo signed by William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. taken, I believe, at Daytona Beach, Florida. The caption reads "Official world's record made by W.K.V.Jr. in this Mercedes car. From 1 to 50 miles, the latter distance accomplished in 40 min. 49 4/5 sec. Date Jan. 1904. W.K. Vanderbilt Jr. " (3 comments)


  • Aug 11 2008

    The Locomobile Paperweight Cup and Radiator Mascot

    In celebration of their victory in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Locomobile offered miniature versions of the cup; a radiator mascot for $2.25 and a paperweight for $1.50.It was reported that Locomobile also provided special silver versions of the cup to the driving team and executives at the November 9, 1908 celebration in Bridgeport, (0 comments)


  • Aug 10 2008

    Driver Profile: Ralph DePalma

    Excellent article from emercedesbenz.comon Ralph DePalma, winner of the 1912 and 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Races. (0 comments)


  • Aug 02 2008

    Eddie Rickenbacker: America’s Ace of Aces and Vanderbilt Cup Participant

    Prior to becoming America’s World War I “Ace of Aces”, an aviation industry pioneer, owner of the Indianapolis Speedway and before changing his last name to Rickenbaker, Eddie was one of the leading race drivers in the country. He participated in one American Elimination Trial for the Vanderbilt Cup (1 comments)


  • Jul 28 2008

    Arcadia Publishing Announces a New Long Island Motor Parkway Book

    A new book on the Long Island Motor Parkway will be published by Arcadia Publishing and will be available on September 1, 2008. The over 200 rare images in this book, many published for the first time, have been selected from the archives of major museums, libraries, and private collectors. All author royalties (0 comments)




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