• Apr 18 2009

    The Elusive Bridges of the Motor Parkway

    According to the book The Long Island Motor Parkway, 65 bridges were built by the Motor Parkway to bypass major roads and rail lines. Only five of these bridges are still standing today, three in Queens (73rd Avenue, Hollis Hills Terrace, and Springfield Boulevard) and two in Nassau County (Old Courthouse (2 comments)

  • Apr 16 2009

    “Old 16” Tin Can Art by David Wasserman

    Many great pieces of art have been created based on the exciting Vanderbilt Cup Races, most notably by the wonderful artist Peter Helck. One of the most unusual works of Vanderbilt art is this tin can painting by David Wasserman. (2 comments)

  • Apr 14 2009

    Six Degrees of Separation: The Vanderbilt Cup Races and the New York Mets

    On April 13, 2009, I attended Opening Night at Citifield- the new home of my beloved New York Mets (see my brief highlights film). After a fun evening and another tough loss, I wondered if it is possible to link the New York Mets to the Vanderbilt Cup Races. Here is my (2 comments)

  • Apr 14 2009

    Historic Motor Parkway Sites in Bethpage

    Kevin, you grew up in a section of Bethpage with many significant Motor Parkway sites. (0 comments)

  • Apr 13 2009

    OT: This video will make you smile

    This post is off-topic but this video will definitely make you smile. (1 comments)

  • Apr 12 2009

    The most dramatic image of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    One of the stirring moments that built the legend of the Vanderbilt Cup Race occurred at the Hairpin Turn during the1906 race. A spare tire and rim strapped to the back of the #18 Lorraine-Dietrich broke loose and began to thrash the gas tank. Riding mechanician Franville clutched the heavy mounted (3 comments)

  • Apr 10 2009

    Aerial View of the LIMP: Follow the yellow-lined path

    Check out the Wikimapia website. Someone has mapped out most of the right-of way fro the Long Island Motor Parkway. For example, just place your cursor over the Western Terminus box, and the Long Island Motor Parkway right-of way will appear as a yellow-lined path. (1 comments)

  • Apr 09 2009

    Willie K. Sets Land One-Mile Speed Record in 1904

    Before helping to organize the Vanderbilt Cup Races, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. was a pioneer race car driver, competing in Europe and Newport, Rhode Island from 1901 to 1903. (0 comments)

  • Apr 08 2009

    World’s Oldest Car for Sale?

    Last week, I posted my research on "Who invented the automobile?" I concluded that Karl Benz deserved credit for the 1885 Benz Patent Motorwagen. But, hold your horsepower. (2 comments)

  • Apr 08 2009

    2009 Vanderbilt Centennial Events

    Vanderbilt Centennial Celebrations have announced two major events to celebrate the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race this summer: (4 comments)

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