Jul 16 2010

Update of Local Car Shows and Automotive Events & Mystery Photo Contest #4

Here is an updated list of local car shows and automotive events through October 2010 is provided below. The Alco "Black Beast" will be appearing at those automotive events marked with an * .


Mystery Photo Contest #4: Here's another image from the recently discovered Drennan Collection. Can you identify the driver and car from the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race? Place your answer in the Comments section at the end of this post.

July 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

-Demonstration Day "Le Mans in the 1930s", Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Noon to 1:20 PM

Sunday, July 25, 2010

-Vanderbilt Auto Show*, "Celebrating the American Automobile Through the Decades", Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, Presented by Long Island Vettes, Inc. 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

-Car show, Port Jeff Elks Lodge, Rt. 112, South of Rt. 347 , Port Jefferson. 8 A.M. Contact: Ed Reinhardt, 631-921-1591 eddiereinhardt@optonline.net

August 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

-Bald Hill New York AutoFest , Bald Hill, Farmingville. To benefit Nassau County Sheriff Officers Widow's and Children's Fund. 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

-Flowerfield Summer Car Show and Swap Meet, 199 Mills Pond Road, St. James, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

-Advance Auto Car Show, 56 Merrick Rd., Valley Stream, Hosted by Hempstead Plains Region AACA, Contact: Bobby Wright 516-889-1089,10:00 AM

Saturday, August 7, 2010

-Car Show, at Briarcliffe College, next to Firehouse, Steward Ave., Bethpage. , Hosted by Bethpage Fire Department, Contact: Bob Jeeper 516-433-7930 , 9:00 AM.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

-Third Annual Vanderbilt Centennial Meet-Roosevelt Field*, East Garden City.

-Sayville Village Main Street Festival & Car Show. Hosted by Still Cruisin’ Car Club & Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce. Contact: Ish Castillo 631- 205-0510 mrish1947@yahoo.com, 7:00 AM

-Car Show, Hagerman Fire Department, Montauk Highway, East Patchogue. Hosted by East End Olds Club. John Kleedorfer 631-208-9444 max22447@optonline.net , 9:00 AM

Sunday, August 15, 2010

- Nassau County Executive's 1st Annual Cruise to the Show Parade & Car Show*, 9:00 AM Cruise south on Washington Avenue and East on Stewart Avenue toward Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Car Show at Eisenhower Park

-Frank Bigelow Memorial Car Show & Fundraiser, St. John the Baptist, Montauk Highway, West Islip. Hosted by Still Cruisin’ Car Club. Contact: Ish Castillo, 631-205-0510 mrish1947@yahoo.com, 9:00 AM

Friday, August 20, 2010

-Art Night Schenectady*, The "Black Beast" returns to the headquarters of the American Locomobile Company, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

-ATA British Motorfest* ,Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga, NY, Presented by the Adirondack Triumph Association, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

-Caring Bridge Show, PEP Boys, Sunrise Highway, Patchogue. Hosted by Impressive & Aggressive Motor Club, Contact: Tom Driscoll 631-902-1522 tdriscoll@optonline.net, 9:00 AM

-Classic Car Show, Sponsored by Southampton Historical Museum, Meeting House Lane, 11:00 PM to 4:00 PM

-Mount Equinox Hill Climb, Manchester, Vermont

Sunday, August 22, 2010

-30th Annual Vanderbilt Invitational Concours, Suffolk Conty Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, Hosted by: MG Car Club, Long Island Centre, For info contact: Vince Pina, 516-293-4951, vping@optonline.net

-Car Show ,Hosted by LI Chevy Owners Association, VFW Post 8300, 330 Dunton Avenue, East Patchogue.Contact: Waren 631-879-5139 wd50@optonline.net , Noon

-Car Show, Hosted by Wantagh Hook, Ladder & Engine Co #1, Wantagh LIRR parking lot @ Park Avenue. Contact: Joe Gross, 516-216-2721 pepzfmm@optonline.net, 9:00 AM

-Mount Equinox Hill Climb, Manchester, Vermont

Saturday, August 28, 2010

-Demonstration Day "Bentley Boys", Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Noon to 1:20 PM

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-Hollywood Star Car Show, Cradle of Aviation Museum, East Garden City, Sponsored by the Cradle of Aviation and the Autoseum, featuring George Barris. 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 29, 2010

-Car Show, Tanger Outlets, Deer Park, NY, Hosted by LI Street Machines , Contact: Joe Guercio, 516-652-7174 LT1V8@man.com, 9:00 AM<?P>

-Swap Meet/Car Show, Bohaty Field Sagath Day Path, Huntington, NY (Lions Northport/Centerport) hosted by Fabulous 50‘s & 60’s Nostalgia Car Club. Contact: Howie 631-269-1091, 8:00 AM

-Car Show, Cedarhurst Park. Hosted by Hempstead Plains Region AACA , 10:00 AM

-Car Show & Nitro Cacklefest,West Babylon, East Neck Auto Service, 89 Rt. 109. Hosted by Pacers Car Club and East Neck Auto. Contact: John Carrechia, 631-321-7434 sales@eastneckautoservicepacersauto@gmail.com, 10:00 AM

September 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

-St. Albans Veterans Hospital Car Show, Linden Blvd, Queens. Hosted by Greater NY Region AACA. Contact: Paul Parnes, 718-217-2220 ppa090544@verizon.net , 9:00 AM

Sunday, September 5, 2010

-Blast from the Past 7th Annual Car Show, West Islip Library Field, 3 Higbie Lane, West Islip. Hosted by: LI Road Gents, Contact: Ray Rendina, 516-523-7130 Rayr1953@yahoo.com, 8:00 AM

Sunday, September 12, 2010

-The LI Moose Classic Car Club's 10th Anniversary Show*, Mattituck. To benefit the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge, #1742.

-L.I. Cruizin' for a Cure 2010, Capital One Bank, 275 Broadhollow Road, Melville, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

-Sagamore Hill Car Show, Horseless Carriage Club, Contact Ed Labounty 1-631-751-6173

-Car Show/Swap Meet & Fire Truck Muster, Tanner Park, hosted by Kiwanis Club of Copaigue, Contact: Phil Guerra, 561-647-2754 philcarshow@optonline.net <?P>

Saturday, September 25, 2010

-Demonstration Day "Bugatti Day", Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Noon to 1:20 PM

Sunday, September 26, 2010

-Great Neck Autofest*, Great Neck Plaza

October 2010

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-7th Annual Bridgehampton Road Rally, Sponsored by the Bridgehampton Historical Society, Featuring cars that raced on the streets of Bridgehampton and classic pre-1959 cars.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

-Hallockville Car Show, Hallockville Farm, Sound Avenue, Riverhead, Hosted byPeconic Bay Region AACA, Contact George: 1-631-727-3097

Saturday, October 23, 2010

-7th Annual Vanderbilt Centennial Celebration- Day 1*:Street Rods, Modified, Custom, MotorcyclesCradle of Aviation, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, Presented by the Long Island Sound Region of CCCA, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Contact Jim Barnes 1-917-681-4274 and Guy Frost (Time Trial Demonstrations) 1-516-621-2745. Vendors welcome, contact Seamus Keane at COA 516-572-4111.

-Demonstration Day "Nurburging", Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Noon to 1:20 PM

Sunday, October 24, 2010

-7th Annual Vanderbilt Centennial Celebration- Day 2*: Vintage, Classic and Pre-War Trucks, Fire Trucks and Police Cars, Cradle of Aviation, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, Presented by the Long Island Sound Region of CCCA, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Contact Jim Barnes 1-917-681-4274 and Guy Frost (Time Trial Demonstrations) 1-516-621-2745. Vendors welcome, contact Seamus Keane at COA 516-572-4111.


Ongoing until August 8, 2010, Exhibition "Cars, Culture and the City", Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

Riverhead Raceway 2010 Schedule

Long Island Cruise Nights


Jul 17 2010 Andy Wylie 8:29 AM

It looks like a Mercedes and Mike Caruso but he didn’t qualify did he?

Jul 21 2010 Howard Kroplick 3:53 PM

Hi Andy:

Thanks for the response. This photo did not come with a caption. I will try to track down photos of Mike Caruso and see if there is a match.


Jul 21 2010 Howard Kroplick 4:04 PM

Here’s a link to Mike Caruso’s website:


It does not appear to be Mike Caruso’s car.


Jul 23 2010 Andy Wylie 2:58 AM

hi Howard, Bob aka 37kid on the HAMB quickly identified the car as ‘Halley’s Comet’, a Miller powered 1923 Indy Mercedes. Kurtis added the car proved unsuitable and Halley instead entered a type 51 Bugatti driven by Dave Evans.  It seems likely it would be Dave and some of his Indy pics look like the Comet driver. It’s a great pic, thanks -Andy

Jul 23 2010 Howard Kroplick 1:14 PM

Thanks, Andy:

From The37kid:

“That is Haley’s Comet, OFFY powered 1923 Mercedes chassis. Restored in Bob McConell’s collection in Ohio.”

Congrats, The37kid! Please send your address to me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and I will send you signed copies of “The Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island” and “The Long Island Motor Parkway”.


Jul 24 2010 Howard Kroplick 10:54 PM

Joel Finn provided information on the car and its driver in his book “American Road Racing in the 1930s:

“(McClure) Hallye’s pride and joy was his Mercedes-Miller, which he had Zumbach’s create for him at the shocking cost of almost $20,000 Depression-era dollars..Somehow, Halley got the bright idea that installing a four-cyclinder, 220-ci, twin-camshaft Miller engine in an ex-Indianapolis Mercedes would result in a superior racing machine, despite the experts’ opinion that the Mercedes had performed dismally at Indianapolis because of poor handling….Hally registered it for ARCA competition in 1934 and 1935 and also entered for the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race, but the vehicle never made it to the starting line of any race.”

In the photo caption of the car, Finn identified the driver as Fred Winnai at Roosevelt Raceway in 1936.

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