• Jul 05 2009

    Film “The Last Race for Old 16 and Joe Tracy?” (1946)

    In June 1946, the Veteran Motor Car Club of America sponsored its 50th Anniversary Jubilee featuring a parade of 75 vintage cars and nine races at the Mineola Fair Grounds on Long Island. Courtesy of Walter McCarthy and the Long Island Old Car Club, the highlights of the Jubilee have been captured (6 comments)


  • Jul 03 2009

    Then & Now: The Motor Parkway Around Roosevelt Field

    Izzy, as shown in the above 1938 aerial, the Long Island Motor Parkway was located to the west and south of the historic airfield Roosevelt Field. (5 comments)


  • Jul 02 2009

    Off-Topic: Film “Krocky” (1977)

    In 1977, Howard and Roz Kroplick made a 16-minute Super-8 film called "Krocky", a parody on the movie "Rocky" which won the Best Picture Academy Award in March 1977. The film is presented in two parts. (1 comments)


  • Jul 02 2009

    Hear and See the 1906 Broadway Musical “The Vanderbilt Cup”

    Continuing last week's exploration of the 1906 Broadway musical The Vanderbilt Cup" starring Elsie Janis, I have discovered music from the show on an original piano roll and placed it on the soundtrack of this six-minute film. (3 comments)


  • Jun 30 2009

    June 2009 Highlights on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com attained its third highest monthly viewership ever last month, averaging 92 unique daily visitors, a 38% increase over the 2008 average. The website has retained its #1 ranking among the 178,000 websites that appear for a Google search on "Vanderbilt Cup Races". (0 comments)


  • Jun 30 2009

    Blog Archives: 2009

    Below are links to the VanderbiltCupRaces.com posts for 2009: (0 comments)


  • Jun 30 2009

    Then & Now: The Massapequa Lodge

    Continuing our "Then and Now" series, this photo captured Old 16, the eventual winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, climbing the Long Island Motor Prarkway bridge over Massapequa-Hicksville Road. To the right is the Massapqua Lodge, one of the three John Russell Pope-designed toll lodges opened in 1908. (0 comments)


  • Jun 27 2009

    Then & Now: The Hairpin Turn in Old Westbury

    One of the most exciting vantage points for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the Hairpin Turn at Wheatley Road and Old Westbury Road. Over 3,000 spectators crowded this Old Westbury turn named because its contour was reminiscent of the bend of a hairpin. (1 comments)


  • Jun 27 2009

    Film “The Levittown Vanderbilt Cup Race Grandstand”

    Mush, I have several hundred photos of the races that went throught the heart of the Hempstead Plains, now Levittown, from 1908 to 1910. I will be more than happy to send you copies of some of my favorites. (3 comments)


  • Jun 26 2009

    18-Year Old Willie K.

    William K. Vanderbilt Jr. was educated by private tutors and then attended St. Mark's Preparatory School in Southborough, Massachusetts, from 1894 to 1896. (0 comments)




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