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Aug 17 2017 Don Hodius 1:54 PM

According to an article in the “Motoring” section of Brooklyn Life (Oct 3rd, 1908 page 22): “The idea of a depressed supply station is to give the spectators in the grandstand a good view of the drivers and mechanics while they make their lightning tire changes…..The idea has never before been done in this country and the Vanderbilt Cup Commission…is sparing no expense to have the innovation introduced properly and to add still another attraction to these great contests.

From The Pits of the 1908-1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races

Aug 16 2017 S. Berliner, III 12:08 AM

The view of the “Mayan Ruins” got me curious, so I went back to my old coverage of same from 31 Jan 2008, at <http://sbiii.com/limpbrdg.html#gardcity> and added a current satellite view with the two abutments showing amazingly well.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 15 2017 S. Berliner, III 11:05 PM

Rather late in the game but I just noticed the E. J. Korvette location noted above and beg to differ.  As I recall, and I’m pretty sure of my ground here, it was on the south side of Westbury Avenue, roughly opposite Park Avenue, where the Marriott and Hilton are today but more likely where that big, empty parking lot is now, just east of the LIMP RoW and west of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Carle Place.  Sam, III

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Aug 15 2017 Paul DiNatale 4:58 PM

what auction was it bought at as i now live nearbyscottsdale and went to a few of them in january.  i finally left ny but return to visit and will come by to see the tucker. thanks, anyway my friend who just passed away helped build the viaduct that is shown above your garage/museum.
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Howard Kroplick

The Tucker ‘48 #1044 was purchased at the RM Auction in Scottsdale in Arizona.

http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/article/vanderbiltcupraces.com_exclusive_the_1948_tucker_1044_at_the_rm_sothebys_au

From From Scottsdale to Roslyn: The Journey of Tucker '48 #1044

Aug 15 2017 Art Kleiner 1:56 PM

Glad everyone enjoyed this one and had to scratch their heads a bit.  Have to thank Jeff, Paula’s son who forward the pics first to Paula who in turn sent to me.  Paula’s husband Dennis is a Motor Parkway fan and has accompanied me on my tours.  Now we wait for this week’s photo.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 15 2017 S. Berliner, III 1:44 PM

Another one I seem to have missed or to which I forgot to respond.  As I just added to the later post on 19 Apr 2017, you can see 31 Jan 2008 pix at <http://sbiii.com/limpbrdg.html#gardcity>.  Sam, III

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Aug 15 2017 S. Berliner, III 1:34 PM

Whoo - missed this one!  For pix from 31 Jan 2008, see <http://sbiii.com/limpbrdg.html#gardcity>.  Sam, III

From Exploring the "Mayan Ruins" Bridge in Garden City- Updated: 4/23/2017

Aug 15 2017 Helmut Larkamp 5:11 AM

This is a 1911 Simplex Cardan driven . The car is in my showroom in Berlin and is still completly untouched . Astor family was the first owner .
I would love to have that original photo !

From Can You Identify This Mystery Long Island Mercedes?

Aug 15 2017 frank femenias 1:37 AM

Although my mystery guess was incorrect, it is great to see the original LIMP stretch alongside the Polo Fields as it was. A rare outside view of the Polo Fields that most probably have never seen. This one is priceless. Hats off to Art, Paula, and Jeff for producing this super rare image.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 14 2017 Brian D McCarthy 11:06 PM

Great photo captures, Frank Mendyk! That’s ABSOLUTELY an embedded chunk of LIMP pavement. We all have come across enough parkway fragments to know. Glad you’ve taken on the task of “The LIMP Photographer”.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 14 2017 S. Berliner, III 10:09 PM

Smokestack?  I don’t see no {expletive deleted} smokestack - and I worked in the Oxford Pendaflex building (ex-Curtiss plant) in 1956!  Oh, yeah - NOW I do.  That’s a gas holder, by the way, not tank; the upper sections rise and fall with the contents.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 14 2017 Frank Mendyk 6:39 PM

This great image was taken of the parkway in Garden City and Westbury.  The photo was taken facing to the west towards Garden City and Clinton Ave.  In the photo on the left you can observe the great big Lilco gas tank on Stewart Ave.  You can also observe the smokestack of the Curtiss engineering company by Stewart and Clinton Aves.  On the right side of the parkway or the north side you can see the trees and hedges planted for the 3 Meadowbrook Polo fields.

The photo was taken from the southwest side of the Roosevelt field parkway bridge over looking the parkway.

On the left hand side of the photo you can observe a great section of many LIMP posts with fencing

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 14 2017 Jeff Lomas 10:49 AM

Remember when you,myself and Roger drove out to the Hamptons in a convertible?
You must have been about 20.

From From the Grace Holloway Family Album: Photos of the Old Westbury Home Built by Driver Foxhall Keene

Aug 14 2017 GLENN GORDON 8:35 AM

With the coal bin? in the distant left I would guess Stewart ave?

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 13 2017 Steve Lucas 5:30 PM

Based on what appears to be one of the old Elmhurst gas tanks on the left edge of the photo, I’ll guess we’re looking west or southwest from the Creedmoor highway bridge, east of Winchester Blvd. Looks like a string of concrete posts along the left side of the parkway.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 13 2017 Ted 4:58 PM

Hi all
  Didn’t forget about you guys.Trying to keep up to date with what’s going on and had to comment on this post.There’s always something for you guys to know that you don’t know about when it comes to the VCR or Motor Parkway and this was one of them.You never know who’s going to find something and what it’s going to be,that’s the amazing thing,it still exists after so many years.Well,anyhow,all is well here,trying to keep cool,been hot and very humid,lots of indoor activities for that.Keep looking,keep it alive,let it be known.Doing a great job.Been enjoying the mystery weekends,but just don’t have the time to research them,I’m surprised I have the time for this.Actiivities where cancelled today because of heavy rain.That’s my update

From When Walter T. Shirley Was Selling the "Former Vanderbilt Estate" in Ronkonkoma Updated

Aug 13 2017 Howard Kroplick 3:00 PM

From Peter S.
Photo is looking West-Shelter Rock Rd to New Hyde Park Rd.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 13 2017 george philippides 12:37 PM

Hi. I believe that the structure in the distance, on the left is the Garden City Gas tank?
If that is correct, then I believe the picture is taken on the LIMP south and west of Roosevelt field, somewhere near where the Meadowbrook Parkway ended up?
Perhaps taken from the bridge that went from LIMP to Raceway ?

Apart from the road, you can see the posts on the side of the road to the left.

My other thought, assuming that that was the GC gas tank was that the picture was taken on the LIMP just east of Roosevelt field, somewhere near Russell Road and Pell Terrace ( two blocks from where I grew up). But by 1950 there should have been houses on the right so I will stick with my first guess.

Love this stuff. Please keep it coming,

Best,
George

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

Aug 13 2017 Steve Green 12:19 PM

I’m currently president of the Pacific Gold Rush Rambler Club of Northern California.  For a San Francisco touring event last February, we were lucky enough to arrange for a private showing of collector cars at the Academy of Art showroom on Van Ness St. in San Fran., and Tucker #1003 was part of the collection put on display for us.  A really first rate car in a spectacular collection of vehicles.  (Unfortunately, Acad. of Art does not offer its vehicles for public display). . . . . . . . .

From Profile Series: Tucker ‘48 #1003- Formerly Owned by Bill Petit and George Lucas

Aug 13 2017 Tim Ivers 11:27 AM

In the left distant it looks like the checkered LILCO gas tank and to the right of the tank it looks like the old smokestack of the Curtiss Aircraft complex.  If that is correct we are looking south along the LIMP between Old Country Road and Stewart Avenue.  The Garden City toll lodge may be the structure on the right.

From Mystery Foto #32 Solved: A 1950 Image of the Motor Parkway Looking West to the LILCO Gas Tank

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