• May 02 2009

    The Proposed Motor Parkway Monorail in Queens

    In the early 1930s, the crushing impact of the Depression coupled with the ever-expanding free New York State highly system effectively sealed the fate of the Long Island Motor Parkway. Several innovative proposals were made for the parkway's right-of-way, including a monorail rapid transit system proposed by the Queens Chamber (2 comments)


  • May 01 2009

    Old 16 Rides Again In Dearborn: September 2008

    For the 58th Annual Old Car Festival held September 6th & 7th, 2008 held at the Henry Ford, Old 16 was brought out and driven for the last time before being permanently retired to static exhibit according to the Youtube description. (0 comments)


  • Apr 30 2009

    April 2009 Highlights: VanderbiltCupRaces.com records high viewership again

    For the second consecutive month, VanderbiltCupRaces.com reach high monthly viewership surpassing the March total and averaging 80 unique daily visitors, up 22% over the 2008 stats. The highest monthly total occured in October 2008, the centennial celebration of the Long Island Motor Parkway. (0 comments)


  • Apr 30 2009

    The Motor Parkway House in Central Park (Bethpage) Updated: June 25, 2014

    This rare 1908 photo from the Garden City Archives shows the Motor Parkway House located on Powell Avenue in Central Park (now Bethpage)during the construction of the parkway. (3 comments)


  • Apr 28 2009

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer in the First Indy 500

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer participated in major automobile races throughout the United States from 1909 to 1911 including; two Vanderbilt Cup Races, the first Indy 500 Race, two Elgin Trophy Races, and one American Grand Prize Race. Until recently, the only Indy 500 image that I could find of the Alco was its (0 comments)


  • Apr 25 2009

    Guy Frost’s Favorite Vanderbilt Cup Race Photo

    Guy Frost, chairman of the Vanderbilt Centennial Celebrations, has selected this photo as his favorite Vanderbilt Cup Race image. Taken during the 1908 race, referee William K. Vanderbilt Jr. is seen discussing the action with retired driver Joe Tracy. Joe drove in three Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904, 1905 and 1906) and two American Elimination (1 comments)


  • Apr 24 2009

    A CART Vanderbilt Cup Sighting in 2007

    As noted last week, the one and only Vanderbilt Cup was gifted by William K. Vanderbilt Jr. to the Smithsonian Institution in November 1934. The Smithsonian promised that this historic racing trophy would be prominently featured in their transportation exhibit. Unfortunately, the trophy has been in a storage closet for several (3 comments)


  • Apr 23 2009

    First Meeting of a New Long Island Car Club on Monday, May 4th

    The Long Island Sound Region of the Classic Car Club invites you to become a charter member and attend their very first meeting on Monday, May 4, 2009. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center, Meeting Room #1 at 1001 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage. (0 comments)


  • Apr 22 2009

    The Vanderbilt Cup On Long Island in 1933

    From 1904 to 1916, the manufacturer of the winning car of the Vanderbilt Cup Races was allowed to hold the 30-pound silver Vanderbilt Cup for one year. The cup was usually placed on display at the company's exhibits and automobile trade shows. But, what happened to the Vanderbilt Cup after the races (2 comments)


  • Apr 21 2009

    Film “A.R. Pardington and the 1911 Indy 500 Race”

    A.R. Pardington was William K. Vanderbilt, Jr.'s right-hand man and helped develop both the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway. Last March, a family member Marshall Davies Llyod emailed VanderbiltCupRaces.com requesting photos and films of A.R. I found the photos but no films... (0 comments)




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