Tag: Howard Kroplick

  • Mar 20 2010

    Video “The Richard Petty Driving Experience: 145 MPH in a 600-HP Impala”

    Earlier this month, my youngest daughter Dana and I participated in the "Richard Petty Driving Experience" at the Walt Disney World Speedway. This four-minute video highlights our three laps around the track at speeds up to 145 miles per hour in a 600-HP Impala. It was a blast!!

  • Nov 01 2009

    Howard Kroplick and the “Black Beast” Invited to the Chowder Society

    Howard Kroplick and the Alco-6 "Black Beast" have been invited to the Tuesday, November 10, 2009 meeting of the Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving & Chowder Society. At the meeting (beginning at 12 noon), I will be presenting "The Incredible Vanderbilt Cup Races" featuring rare race films including one of the first sports films

  • Oct 16 2009

    Video “Cablevision Editorial Gives the “Black Beast” a Thumbs-Up”

    Last month, Peter Kohler, VP of Editorial Services for Cablevision, gave a thumbs up to the "Black Beast".Cablevision has sent me this two-minute video of the editorial. The "Black Beast is the last thumbs-up.

  • Aug 07 2009

    Video “The Vanderbilt Cup Races”

  • Jul 18 2009

    First Edition of “Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island” Sells Out

    Arcadia Publishing has announced that the first edition of Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island has sold out. A supply of the second edition will be available next week.

  • Jul 02 2009

    Off-Topic: Film “Krocky” (1977)

    In 1977, Howard and Roz Kroplick made a 16-minute Super-8 film called "Krocky", a parody on the movie "Rocky" which won the Best Picture Academy Award in March 1977. The film is presented in two parts.

  • May 28 2009

    Video:“The Mets Take the Field” (2009)

    As described in my website profile, in addition to my passion for Long Island and auto racing history, I have been a die-hard Met fan since 1963 and can often be seen waving a large Met flag on the Excelsior level behind home plate at CitiField. My friends and I have

  • May 03 2009

    Great Neck Historical Society Presentation on Thursday, June 11, 2009

    The Great Neck Historical Society will be hosting a presentation "Great Neck and Lake Success- Their Role in the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway" on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM in the Community Room at the Great Neck Library (159 Bayview Avenue).

  • Mar 19 2009

    Book Review: Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island

    In a recent issue of Vintage Sports Car , my book Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island was reviewed by Tony Carroll, Secretary of the Vintage Sports Car Club of America, Inc. Here are the highlights:

  • 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

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