• 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)

  • Jun 04 2009

    1951 Aerial View of LIMP Right-Of-Way and Edith K’s Home in Melville

    In response to a VanderbiltCupRaces "contact us" email from Edith K., a 1935 photo of the Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge over Broad Hollow Bridge in Melville was posted yesterday. As promised, today's post features a 1951 Fairchild aerial of the LIMP ROW east of Broad Hollow Road and, hopefully, a view (0 comments)

  • Jun 03 2009

    The Motor Parkway Bridge over Broad Hollow Road in Melville

    Edith, when Al Velocci and I wrote The Long Island Motor Parkway, we wanted to include many photos which have never been published before. Just one month prior to our deadline, we discovered this rare 1935 photo of the Broad Hollow Bridge looking north in the archives of the Suffolk County (3 comments)

  • Jun 01 2009

    May 2009 Viewership Sets Monthly High

    For the third consecutive month, VanderbiltCupRaces.com reached a record 2009 viewership, averaging 97 unique daily visitors in May, up 49% from the 2008 monthly average and an increase of 21% from April. VanderbiltCupRaces.com is currently rated #1 by Google among 173,000 websites for a search on "Vanderbilt Cup Races". (0 comments)

  • May 30 2009

    Experience the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer’s Road Test

    On Friday, May 29, 2009, the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer was road tested for the first time since its return to the United States from Belgium on New Year's Day. Experience the excitement of riding in the 1909 Alco-6 Black Beast in this two-minute film. (0 comments)

  • May 30 2009

    The Premier Vanderbilt Cup Racer that Never Raced

    The Premier Motor Company of Indianapolis, Indiana in 1905 built a special race car to compete in the 1905 American Elimination Trial and Vanderbilt Cup Race. The four-cylinder car had a huge 923.4 cubic inch engine; the largest air-cooled motor in existence and some speculated that it could produce 100 horsepower. As shown in (5 comments)

  • May 28 2009

    Vanderbilt Cup Race Art from West Wales

    From the spectacular paintings of Peter Helck to the tin can art of David Wasserman, the action and passion of the Vanderbilt Cup Races have inspired artists for over 100 years. Today, David Holland, an artist specializing in motorsports from West Wales, continues to portray the drama and excitement of these (0 comments)

  • May 28 2009

    Video:“The Mets Take the Field” (2009)

    As described in my website profile, in addition to my passion for Long Island and auto racing history, I have been a die-hard Met fan since 1963 and can often be seen waving a large Met flag on the Excelsior level behind home plate at CitiField. My friends and I have (1 comments)

  • May 27 2009

    The Vanderbilts on their 1907 Palm Beach Vacation

    In the winter of 1907, 29-year old William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. and his 32-year old wife Virginia "Birdie" went on vacation at the most luxurious hotel in Florida, The Breakers in Palm Beach. (0 comments)

  • May 25 2009

    Joe Tracy and Old 16’s Last Great Victory

    Joe Tracy drove in three Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904, 1905, and 1906). But, after driving the Locomobile to a 10th place finish in the 1906 Race, he decided to retire from racing . However, Joe never lost his love for speed and the "Old 16" Locomobile. In June 1946, Tracy was given another opportunity for glory. Peter (4 comments)

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