• Apr 03 2009

    Film: The Great Savannah Races (1908-1911)

    From 1908 to 1911, four major automobile races were held in Savannah, Georgia. Photos of the Savannah course and the four races are shown in this five-minute film. Some of the rare photos in this film are courtesy of Kim Iocovozzi from Savannah. -Grand Prize Race of the Automobile Club of America (4 comments)

  • Apr 02 2009

    Louis Chevrolet-The most famous name in the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The most famous name in the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island was Louis Chevrolet. Chevrolet participated in more Vanderbilt Cup Races than any other driver (1905, 1908,1909 &1910). His name has become one of the most recognizable brands in American car history. For more information on Chevrolet, read this excellent profile (1 comments)

  • Mar 31 2009

    March 2009 Highlights:VanderbiltCupRaces.com records its second best month

    March was a very strong month for VanderbiltCupRaces.com with 2,385 unique visitors, up 16% from the previous year's average. This total was the second highest monthly total in the website's history, trailing only October 2008 when the centennial of the Long Island Motor Parkway was celebrated. Below is an index to the (0 comments)

  • Mar 30 2009

    Who invented the automobile?

    In his February 24, 2009 speech to Congress, President Obama stated;"I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it." Did the United States really invent the automobile? If not us, who did? Here's the results of my research. (0 comments)

  • Mar 29 2009

    Then & Now: Entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge from Merrick Avenue in Westbury

    One of my favorite photos in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway is this 1910 image of the entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge. (1 comments)

  • Mar 27 2009

    Parking on the Pratt Farm for the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Before the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Nassau County farmers protested the use of public roads for the races. It was only two days before the race that their legal suit was dismissed. The farmers soon found a way to profit from the races by selling parking spaces on their properties. Parking (0 comments)

  • Mar 26 2009

    Then & Now: The Roslyn Lodge and the Motor Parkway Bridge over Roslyn Road

    Residents of Roslyn, East Hills, East Williston and Albertson are often very surprised to find out that an automobile bridge existed over Roslyn Road from 1909 to 1939 and that remnants of the bridge exist today. In this 1928 photo, courtesy of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, the Long Island Motor Parkway bridge (1 comments)

  • Mar 24 2009

    Motor Parkway Presentation in Queens

    Al Velocci and I focused last Sunday on the Queens section of the Long Island Motor Parkway at a Queens Historical Society presentation. (0 comments)

  • Mar 23 2009

    1908 Locomobile Trophy Purchased for $128,700

    Two weeks before the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, driver George Robertson won the 200-mile Fairmont Park Motor Race with Irving Morse's 40 HP Locomobile. Robertson was rewarded with $2,500 while Morse (related to the Samuel "Morse Code" Morse) received a 31-pound, 3-foot sterling silver trophy "The Founder's Week Cup". On Sunday, this magnificent (1 comments)

  • Mar 21 2009

    Joe Tracy Honored By Race Fans

    On the 50th anniversary of the death of Joe Tracy, a group of race fans honored the Vanderbilt Cup Race driver with a visit to his gravesite on Long Island. Led by Tony Carroll, Secretary of the Vintage Sports Car Club of America, Joe was honored yesterday with a toast (0 comments)

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