• Jul 21 2008

    City to warn Oakland Gardens homes that encroach on Long Island Motor Parkway

    The New York Daily News reported on Saturday, July 19, 2008 that some homeowners in Oakland Gardens Queens may be forced to rein in their expansive backyards that encroached on the nature and bike trail on the historic right-of-way of the Long Island Motor Parkway. (0 comments)


  • Jul 12 2008

    The Alco Black Beast: Winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races

    An excellent write-up of the Alco 6- winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races can be found on the conceptcarz.com website. (2 comments)


  • Jun 26 2008

    New Book from Howard Kroplick and Al Velocci “The Long Island Motor Parkway”

    The Long Island Motor Parkway made its appearance during a pivotal time in American history with the advent of the automobile. A daring enterprise at the time, it is unquestionably the forerunner of the modern highway system. Features such as the use of reinforced concrete, bridges to eliminate grade crossings, (7 comments)


  • Jun 23 2008

    Driver Profile: George Robertson Updated 2/28/2016)

    A profile of the first American driver to win the Vanderbilt Cup Race in an American car. (2 comments)


  • Jun 14 2008

    1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race Pin Sets An Auction Record

    A Vanderbilia record was set on June 7, 2008 when a souvenir pin from the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race sold for $2,805 on Ebay to a Long Island collector. (0 comments)


  • May 30 2008

    What was the Long Island Automotive Museum?

    The Long Island Automotive Museum was founded by the prominent automobile collector and writer Henry Austin Clark Jr. in 1948 in Southampton on Long Island. The museum featured many unique cars including the Thomas Flyer car that won the 1908 Paris-New York Race. (41 comments)


  • May 20 2008

    Vanderbilt Family Website

    The excellent Vanderbilt Family Genealogy website vanderbiltfamily.wordpress.com provides an excellent article on this website. This genealogy website is a must for all of us Vanderbilt fanatics. (0 comments)


  • May 06 2008

    The Lost Bridges of the Motor Parkway: The Wheeler Farmway Bridge in Queens

    When the 48 miles of the Motor Parkway were completed in the 1926, a total of 65 bridges had been built over and under the parkway. Most of the bridges were used to avoid intersections of major roads. However, many of the bridges were built to connect adjoining properties and farms. These "farmway" (2 comments)


  • Apr 16 2008

    Calling All Vanderbilt Cup Race Families

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com has heard from several relatives of participants in the Vanderbilt Cup Races including George Robertson, Frank Lee, Al Poole and Harry Grant. If your relative participated in the Vanderbilt Cup Races as a driver or mechanician, leave a post or contact us and I will send you complimentary (23 comments)


  • Apr 10 2008

    Book of the Month “Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island”

    "Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island" has been named Book of the Month by historicracing.com. The book received a 5-star rating. (0 comments)




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