Tag: Then & Now- Vanderbilt Cup Race Course


  • Mar 06 2010

    Then & Now:The Woodbury Turn of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Nassau County made up the vast majority of the Vanderbilt Cup Race courses. For the 1904 race, approximately one mile of the 30-mile course was in Queens- linking Hempstead Turnpike with Jericho Turnpike. All the other courses (1905-1910) were located totally in Nassau County. The closest the race came to Suffolk

  • Dec 25 2009

    Then & Now: Lake Success during the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    As shown in this map of the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Lakeville Road in Lake Success and New Hyde Park made up the western section of the course.

  • Jun 30 2009

    Then & Now: The Massapequa Lodge

    Continuing our "Then and Now" series, this photo captured Old 16, the eventual winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, climbing the Long Island Motor Prarkway bridge over Massapequa-Hicksville Road. To the right is the Massapqua Lodge, one of the three John Russell Pope-designed toll lodges opened in 1908.

  • Jun 27 2009

    Then & Now: The Hairpin Turn in Old Westbury

    One of the most exciting vantage points for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was the Hairpin Turn at Wheatley Road and Old Westbury Road. Over 3,000 spectators crowded this Old Westbury turn named because its contour was reminiscent of the bend of a hairpin.

  • Jun 27 2009

    Film “The Levittown Vanderbilt Cup Race Grandstand”

    Mush, I have several hundred photos of the races that went throught the heart of the Hempstead Plains, now Levittown, from 1908 to 1910. I will be more than happy to send you copies of some of my favorites.



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