• Feb 06 2009

    The Opening of the Motor Parkway Bike Path- July 9, 1938

    The crushing impact of the Depression, coupled with the ever-expanding free New York State Parkway system, effectively sealed the fate of the Long Island Motor Parkway (LIMP). On June 16, 1937, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. offered the parkway to the public. It officially closed on April 17, 1938 with the right-of-way turned over to (0 comments)


  • Feb 05 2009

    Harry Grant at the First Indy 500 Race

    After winning consecutive Vanderbilt Cup Races, Harry Grant entered the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer in the Inaugural Indy 500 Race on May 30, 1911. (2 comments)


  • Feb 03 2009

    The Great FIAT Mechanician Tony Scudelari

    Lou, Tony Scudelari (aka Anthony Scudalari) was indeed a FIAT employee from around 1908 to 1912. He was best known as the mechanician for American David Bruce-Brown's FIAT team as shown above in 1911. (0 comments)


  • Feb 03 2009

    A Fun Alco Gathering

    Last Saturday, over 100 people gathered to see the restored 1909 Alco-6 Racer at its current home at 55 Lumber Road in Roslyn. Below are images from this very wonderful event. (2 comments)


  • Feb 01 2009

    Sayville Presentation “The Long Island Motor Parkway” on February 15, 2009

    The Sayville Historical Society will be sponsoring a Motor Parkway presentation on Sunday, February 15th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. I will be presentating my favorite images from our book The Long Island Motor Parkway and show memorabilia from the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Motor Parkway. (0 comments)


  • Feb 01 2009

    Highlights from VanderbiltCupRaces.com: January 2009

    Highlights of the January 2009 posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com are linked below: (0 comments)


  • Jan 27 2009

    Newsday Reports ‘Beast’ race car on display

    Sunday's Newsday published an article on the temporary display of the restored Alco in the lobby of the Waterfront Building at (0 comments)


  • Jan 24 2009

    The Alco-6 Racer Gets Fired Up

    On Saturday, January 24, 2009, the restored Alco-6 Black Beast Racer was fired up for the first time since its return to the United States. (9 comments)


  • Jan 24 2009

    The Beautiful 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race Poster

    For the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. commissioned a poster to publicize the race. The watercolor was painted by Jean de Paleologue who used the pseudonyn PAL. His PAL signature can be seen to the right of the front tire. (1 comments)


  • Jan 22 2009

    Alley Pond Striders on the Long Island Motor Parkway Greenway

    Lynn Henry has submitted information on the Alley Pond Striders. This running and walking club has over 250 members and serves the communities of Eastern Queens and Nassau County. (2 comments)




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