• Mar 03 2009

    New photos of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race Discovered

    Over 25 years ago, Hayden Allen provided his grandfather's photo album to Walter Gosden to help document the history of their home town of Floral Park. The album also included 16 photos taken by Mr. Allen's grandfather of the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race. Walter Gosden, who is now the Village Historian for Floral (2 comments)

  • Mar 01 2009

    Highlights from February 2009

    Highlights of Febuary 2009 posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com: (0 comments)

  • Mar 01 2009

    Car Coming Part II: A Celebration of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race Course

    This three-part video was made by Howard Kroplick to celebrate the centennial of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race in 2004. Part II shows the course for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race from Jericho to Queens and photos of the race cars. Actual clips of the race are shown as filmed by the American (1 comments)

  • Feb 28 2009

    More Cool Feedback from the Stewart School in Garden City

    Last Tuesday, I had a wonderful meeting with students of the Stewart School in Garden City who are researching the Long Island Motor Parkway. As shown in this 1960 aerial looking east, the Motor Parkway was directly north of the school and was parallel to Stewart Avenue. Among the images that (0 comments)

  • Feb 26 2009

    The Stimulus Bill and the Motor Parkway

    The Long Island Business News reported on Wednesday that Suffolk County plans to ask the state for its fair share of the federal stimulus funds. Among the three shovel-ready projectsready to go is a "$4 million resurfacing job on Motor Parkway." This amount represents about double the initial capitalization of the (1 comments)

  • Feb 25 2009

    Cars from the October 2008 Gymkhana

    Just found some great photos of the 2008 Gymkhana celebrating the centennial of the Long Island Motor Parkway on Alex Kalogiannis' website. Check out the three Shelby Mustangs. I particularly like the white 1966 GT-250! (1 comments)

  • Feb 24 2009

    Old 16 at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours

    Old 16, the first American car to win the Vanderbilt Cup Race, made a rare appearance outside the Henry Ford Museum at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance last October. Conceptcarz.com has done another wonderful job documenting the event through photos and a summary article. (0 comments)

  • Feb 23 2009

    The Alco Team at the 1911 Elgin National Trophy Race

    From 1909 to 1911, the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer competed in 13 major races. The Alco's last race was at the Elgin National Trophy Race held on August 26, 1911. Despite finishing a strong second , the American Locomotive Company decided to quit racing two weeks later. Lee Ferbin of Springfield, Missouri has forwarded the above (0 comments)

  • Feb 22 2009

    The Vanderbilt Cup Race Brassards

    During every Vanderbilt Cup Race, all officials wore silk brassards (armbands) to allow them on the course. This latest acquistion to my Vanderbilia collection was a brassard worn by two officials. (0 comments)

  • Feb 21 2009

    The Motor Parkway Bridge Under Old Country Road in Mineola/Carle Place/Garden City

    As discussed yesterday, over the next week, I will be highlighting the Motor Parkway and Vanderbilt Cup Race structures located near the Stewart School in Garden City. Today, the focus is on the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge under Old Country Road (shown within the red circle). (0 comments)

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