• Aug 13 2009

    Why the Alco was Assigned #19 for the First Indy 500 Race

    After winning its second consecutive Vanderbilt Cup Race in October 1910, the Alco-6 Racer was one of the favorites for the Inaugural Indy 500 Race to be held on May 30, 1911. For this race, the Alco-6 was assigned # 19. Unlike, the Vanderbilt Cup Races, the number was not assigned by a random drawing but (3 comments)

  • Aug 11 2009

    Charles Lindbergh and the Motor Parkway in 1927

    One of the busiest days on the Motor Parkway was June 16, 1927, when Charles Lindbergh returned to Roosevelt Field to celebrate his successful solo flight to Paris. Lindbergh had taken off from the Roosevelt Field east runway 27 days earlier. The Motor Parkway is the road in the middle of the image (1 comments)

  • Aug 10 2009

    Spectators at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    One of my favorite photos in Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island is this scene of spectators at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race. (0 comments)

  • Aug 09 2009

    When and Where to Find the 1909 Alco-6 Black Beast Racer

    The next event in which the Alco-6 "Black Beast" Racer will participate is the Sixth Annual Vanderbilt Cup Race Centennial Celebration to be held on Sunday August 30, 2009 at the Nassau County Museum of Art. Throughout August, "The Black Beast" can be seen in the lobby of the Waterfront building located (0 comments)

  • Aug 08 2009

    Video “The 1965 Vanderbilt Cup Race at the Bridgehampton Race Circuit”

    In 1965, the USRRC (United States Road Racing Championship) brought their version of the "Vanderbilt Cup Race" to the Bridgehampton Race Circuit. As described in the offical program, the format for the race was 75 laps (213 miles) for "Appendix C and SCCA modified category cars and F.I.A. Appendix J Grand (7 comments)

  • Aug 07 2009

    Video “The Vanderbilt Cup Races”


  • Aug 06 2009

    Video “Hear the Black Beast Roar at the Second Annual Vanderbilt Autocross”

    This two-minute film documents the 1909 Alco-6 Racer at the Second Annual Vanderbilt and Autocross held on July 26, 2009 at Roosevelt Field. As described in the New York Times Wheels Blog, you can see and hear "The Black Beast" roar with Howard Kroplick driving and Steve Lucas as the mechanician. The film (2 comments)

  • Aug 04 2009

    Film- The First “E-Z” Passes- The Porcelain Plates of the Motor Parkway

    From 1913 to 1937, the Long Island Motor Parkway Inc. issued porcelain annual-fee plates to permit unrestricted year-round use on the Motor Parkway. It is likely these plates were the first "E-Z" passes, allowing cars to pass toll gates without stopping. This two-minute film documents the various designs of the Long Island (2 comments)

  • Aug 04 2009

    Photos from the Second Annual Vanderbilt Concours De Provenance

    Alexander Kalogianni has posted photos from the July 26, 2009 Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours De Provenance held at Roosevelt Field. Thanks, Alex! (0 comments)

  • Aug 01 2009

    July 2009 Highlights on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com attained its fourth highest monthly viewership ever in July with 2,668 unique visitors, an average of 86 per day and a 28% increase over the 2008 average. The website retains its #1 ranking among the 173,000 websites that appear for a Google search on "Vanderbilt Cup Races" and a #1 ranking among 299,0000 websites that appear (0 comments)

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