• Jul 28 2009

    The New York Times Editor at the 2009 Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours

    One of the spectators at last Sunday's Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours was Dan Neville, Picture Editor of The New York Times. In this photo, Howard Kroplick is discussing the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer with Mr. Neville prior to a run on the course. (0 comments)


  • Jul 27 2009

    Great Time at the 2009 Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours

    What a fun time yesterday at the Second Annual Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours! Over 1,000 people enjoyed viewing the racers and classic cars near the right-of way of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer made several trips on the course. Here, mechanician Dr. Mark DeSantis and I (0 comments)


  • Jul 26 2009

    Black Beast Fired Up and Ready for Today’s Autocross at Roosevelt Field

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer arrived back on Long Island yesterday and went through a half-hour of trial runs through East Hills. The racer is all ready for today's Autocross at the southwest parking lot at Roosevelt Field. Hope to see you there! (0 comments)


  • Jul 25 2009

    Enjoy the 2009 Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours at Roosevelt Field

    Come out and enjoy the Second Annual Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours at the southwest parking lot of Roosevelt Field (near Macy's) this Sunday from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM. Vanderbilt Cup Races, Inc., led by Guy Frost, has issued this press release on the event. (0 comments)


  • Jul 23 2009

    Roslyn News Features Vanderbilt Autocross at Roosevelt Field

    Yesterday's Roslyn News featured the Second Annual Vanderbilt Autocross and Concours deProvenance on its back page. The event will be held this Sunday, July 26th at the southwest parking lot of Roosevelt Field from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Late entries can use this registration form . (0 comments)


  • Jul 22 2009

    Grand Prix Motors Mystery Solved!

    Last week we had a lively discussion concerning the futuristic "Grand Prix Motors" tow-car hauling its Effyh midget race car through the streets of Bridgehampton in 1951. I believe the mystery of who owned these cars has been solved. (7 comments)


  • Jul 21 2009

    Film “Alco Cars 1908-1913”

    From 1908-1913, the American Locomotive Company built 5,000 Alco cars in Providence Rhode Island. This three-minute film documents 22 models manufactured during this six-year period. Only 12 Alcos are known to exist today including the 1909 Alco-6 Black Beast Racer. (0 comments)


  • Jul 21 2009

    Three More Spectacular 1904 Photos

    I am posting three more previously unpublished 1904 photos from a scrapbook album which I recently acquired. The above photo is probably the sharpest image ever shown of the spectators at the Westbury grandstand at the first interrnational raod race held in the United States. (1 comments)


  • Jul 19 2009

    Rare Photos of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race Discovered

    I recently acquired a 1904 scrapbook of 65 never-before published photos including 15 amazing images of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race. The most significant photo in the scrapbook is the only known documentation of the difficulties of #10 Fiat driven by Paul Sartori and owned by Willie K's cousin Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt at the start (0 comments)


  • Jul 18 2009

    First Edition of “Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island” Sells Out

    Arcadia Publishing has announced that the first edition of Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island has sold out. A supply of the second edition will be available next week. (1 comments)




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