Tag: Jerry Helck


  • Feb 18 2012

    Verifying an Original Peter Helck Painting

    Anne R: "I have acquired what I believe is a fantastic original Peter Helck painting and I was wondering if you could help me verify its authenticity? Thank you in advance for your consideration."

  • Nov 26 2011

    Film “The Greatest Vintage Automobile Event Ever Held on Long Island”

    In my opinion, the greatest vintage automobile event ever held on Long Island occurred on October 9, 1954 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Vanderbilt Cup Race. The event was organized by Long Island Old Car Club and the Mineola Fair and Industrial Exposition.

  • Nov 19 2011

    The 50th Anniversary of the First Vanderbilt Cup Race on October 9, 1954

    The Vanderbilt Cup Races have been celebrated by vintage car clubs and historical organizations for over 75 years. The grandest and most memorable celebration was held on Long Island on October 9, 1954, marking the 50th anniversary of the first Vanderbilt Cup Race.

  • Feb 05 2011

    Rare Images Series #2: Vanderbilt Cup Race Driver Joe Tracy

    Joe Tracy (1873-1959) was the only driver to participate in the first five races associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race, the 1905 American Elimination Race, the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race, the 1906 American Elimination Race, and the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race). As part of the Rare Images series, check out these

  • Apr 01 2010

    Old 16 Locomobile: The 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race Winner

    Most famous of all the Vanderbilt Cup racers, the victorious Locomobile of 1908 was the first American machine to win the race. Although the field for that event was far less prestigious than its predecessors, Americans heralded the car for its conquest of international competition.

  • Feb 28 2010

    The Amazing and Continuing Saga of the 1906 Locomobile Twins- Part II

    In response to Dean B's email, last Sunday, I started the story of the 1906 Locomobile twins. Here's a recap and Part II.

  • Feb 27 2010

    The Amazing and Continuing Saga of the 1906 Locomobile Twins- Part I

    Dean, thanks for forwarding your neighbor's recollection and for asking the question. I have heard the story of the discarded Locomobiles....from articles by Peter Helck (1893-1988), the great American artist and former owner of the "Old 16" Locomobile. But, let's start at the beginning.

  • Jul 05 2009

    Film “The Last Race for Old 16 and Joe Tracy?” (1946)

    In June 1946, the Veteran Motor Car Club of America sponsored its 50th Anniversary Jubilee featuring a parade of 75 vintage cars and nine races at the Mineola Fair Grounds on Long Island. Courtesy of Walter McCarthy and the Long Island Old Car Club, the highlights of the Jubilee have been captured

  • May 25 2009

    Joe Tracy and Old 16’s Last Great Victory

    Joe Tracy drove in three Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904, 1905, and 1906). But, after driving the Locomobile to a 10th place finish in the 1906 Race, he decided to retire from racing . However, Joe never lost his love for speed and the "Old 16" Locomobile. In June 1946, Tracy was given another opportunity for glory. Peter



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