Nov 02 2010

Cablevision Film Series “Vanderbilt Cup Races”

Cablevision has developed a film series on the Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island.

This 8-minute segment describes the origins of the race and the Alco Black Beast racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races. The series was produced and narrated by Bob Klement of Cablevision.

Highlights include:

-Carol Ghioshi Hart, Executive Director of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, discussing William K. Vanderbilt Jr.

-Guy Frost reviewing the origins of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

-Howard Kroplick discussing the race car that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races

The presentation "Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island" at the Floral Park Historical Society meeting raised over $500 for Child Abuse Prevention Services....wonderful audience and great discussion!

One attendee provided this photo of the #6 Pope Toledo approaching the Jericho Turnpike railroad bridge in Floral Park during the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race. Thanks so much for the photo.


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