Tag: Roosevelt Raceway

  • Oct 05 2009

    Film “The Long Island Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904-1937)”

    As noted below, I will be presenting three lectures this month on the Vanderbilt Cup Races and the Long Island Motor Parkway. In preparation for my presentation at the "Racing on Long Island: Horses to Horsepower" conference, I have prepared this 10-minute compilation of small films and newsclips.

  • Jan 14 2009

    The Revival of the Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1936 and 1937

    American Auto racing in the 1930’s had dwindled in the face of the Great Depression. Road racing was dead. Gone, too, were the wood plank bowl speedways of the roaring twenties, leaving the Indianapolis 500 as the one occasion each year to spotlight the sport. The spirit of American road racing

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