• Mar 14 2009

    Old 16 at the 1952 Bridgehampton Road Race

    To help promote the 1952 Bridgehampton Road Race, owner Peter Helck and his son Jerry Helck brought Old 16, the winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, to the course. Joe Tracy, who drove in the 1904, 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races, can be seen in the driver's seat. Peter Helck is standing to the (0 comments)


  • Mar 13 2009

    The Alco Black Beast’s Last Great Race in 1911

    The Alco-6 Black Beast Racer's last great race was the 1911 Elgin National Trophy Race held on the Illinois course. In the above postcard, driver Harry Grant and his mechanician George Babcock are shown prior to a practice run. This was the only major race in which mechanican Frank Lee did (0 comments)


  • Mar 12 2009

    Linking the Vanderbilt Cup Race Course from Ellison Road to the Motor Parkway

    The fourth set of 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race photos from the Hayden Allen Collection focuses on a stretch of the course that connected Ellison Road with the Motor Parkway just west of Merrick Avenue. (0 comments)


  • Mar 11 2009

    Video: Mission to Cuba

    In March 2009, 25 members of the Sid Jacobson JCC of East Hills, New York went on a government-approved mission to explore the Jewish community in Cuba. This nine-minute film captures photo highlights of this mission including views of; Havana, the three major synagogues, a Jewish cemetery founded in 1906, and the Cuban (2 comments)


  • Mar 07 2009

    Havana: World’s Largest Living Museum of American Cars

    I recently visited Havana, Cuba on a government-approved mission with a group of 24 other people. My secondary mission was to photograph the classic American cars still on the streets of Havana. During a five-day stay, I took photos of around 60 classic Buicks, Plymouths, Olds, Cadillacs,Dodges, Pontiacs and Fords. I (6 comments)


  • Mar 04 2009

    Approaching the Merrick Avenue Bridge during the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Three of the 16 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race photos from the Hayden Allen Collection document the first Motor Parkway Bridge encountered by the drivers in the 1908 to 1910 races. I believe these photos are the only known images of the Merrick Avenue Bridge during the races. (2 comments)


  • Mar 03 2009

    The Magnificent 1910 Lozier

    The second set of 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race photos from the Hayden Allen Collection focuses on the magnificent #2 Lozier driven by Ralph Mulford. (4 comments)


  • 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)




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