• Jun 15 2009

    An Alco Racer and its Infamous Owner- Grover Cleveland Bergdoll

    In addition to the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer, the American Locomotive Company built at least three other race cars including an Alco Racer owned by Grover Cleveland Bergdoll (1893-1966). In this photo taken by Nathan Lazarnick, Bergdoll appears to be working on the removable rim of his Alco. (0 comments)


  • Jun 13 2009

    The Michelin Men at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    This is one of my favorite photos discovered in the personal archives of William K. Vanderbilt Jr. at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. (0 comments)


  • Jun 13 2009

    Search Engines for Vanderbilt Cup Races

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com is currently ranked #1 on all search engines for "Vanderbilt Cup Races". Here are links to six leading search engines including Microsoft's new Bing.com: (0 comments)


  • Jun 11 2009

    Update on Second Annual Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours on Sunday, July 26th

    The Second Annual Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours will once again be held at Roosevelt Field on Sunday, July 26th. The planned course is expected to be larger and even more exciting than 2008. The restored Alco-6 Black Beast Racer, winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races, will participate and run again (2 comments)


  • Jun 10 2009

    Great Neck and Lake Success’ Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races & the Motor Parkway

    The Great Neck Historical Society will be hosting a presentation tonight "Great Neck and Lake Success- Their Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway" at 7:30 PM in the Community Room at the Great Neck Library. (0 comments)


  • Jun 10 2009

    The Drop Box Mystery at The Henry Ford

    Leslie Mio, Assistant Registrar at The Henry Ford, recently sent this email to me: "I am working on cataloging a sealed brass box. According to the donors (the Long Island Automobile Club), "These boxes . . . were used for signatures, so that Gentlemen Drivers, could not substitute Professional Drivers, in the Vanderbilt (0 comments)


  • Jun 08 2009

    The First International Auto Race-In West Hempstead

    The website West Hempstead Now and Then has posted an excellent article The First International Auto Race in America – in West Hempstead on the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The article originally appeared in the Winter 2008 edition of the West Hempstead Civic Association News & Views newsletter. (0 comments)


  • Jun 06 2009

    Alco-6 Racer Captures a “Most Outstanding” Award at the Greenwich Concours D’Elegance

    It was a wonderful time today at the Greenwich Concours. Thousands turned out to view over 150 spectacular American cars. It was a lot fun discussing the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer for six hours with so many people. (5 comments)


  • Jun 05 2009

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer Brochure for the Greenwich Concours

    Today, the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer will appear at the Greenwich Concoursfrom 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This Alco-6 brochure has been prepared for the Concours including; the car's specifications, a 1996 article from the Autoweek, a summary of its racing history and a 1910 American Locomotive Company ad. Stop by and say hello. (2 comments)


  • Jun 04 2009

    See the restored Alco-6 Black Beast Racer at the Greenwich Concours

    The restored Alco-6 Black Beast Racer will be at the Greenwich Concours this Saturday, June 6, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Hope to see you there. (0 comments)




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