Tag: Vanderbiltcupraces.com Exclusive

  • Apr 23 2011

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: The Rare 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race Radiator Plate

    One of the most elusive pieces of Vanderbilia are the special radiator plates to signify entrants practicing for the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the associated Sweepstakes races. Although these plates were documented to exist, I believe no one had actually ever seen them...until my favorite co-author Al Velocci examined

  • Mar 31 2011

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive:  Images of The Last Brentwood Lodge & the Commack Spur Road

    The final road construction on the Motor Parkway was the completion of the 1.55-mile Commack Spur" connecting Jericho Turnpike to the Parkway in September 1928. Located just 1/5 mile east of Commack Road, it was hoped that the spur would further increase traffic on the Parkway. The Spur was promoted in a

  • Dec 30 2010

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: Starting Lineup for the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    In 1936 the Vanderbilt Cup Races returned to Long Island at the new Roosevelt Raceway built in Westbury. The 300-mile race consisted of 75 laps over the 4-mile road course. A total of 45 race cars competed on October 12, 1936. For the first time, images of 34 of the starters for the 1936 George Vanderbilt Cup

  • May 22 2010

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: Rare 1908 PAL Race Painting Discovered

    In response to posts on the official posters for the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race, I received this email last week from Jennifer Madden, Director of Collections & Exhibitions for the Heritage Museums & Gardens of Sandwich, Massachusetts.

  • Feb 20 2010

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: 1910 Plans for the Ronkonkoma Motor Speedway

    Beginning in November 1906, officials acquired the Motor Parkway right-of way from property owners and farmers from Queens to Riverhead, typically purchasing 1 to 20 acres of land. By far the largest parcel purchased was 891.21 acres in Ronkonkoma from Charles Wright. I always assumed that the Long Island Motor Parkway, Inc. needed to

  • Dec 04 2009

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: Rare View of a Vanderbilt Cup Race in Bethpage

    As a follow-up to our recent discussion of the public roads of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race, I recently acquired a copy of this rare photo of a Vanderbilt Cup Race...which came with no captions or notes. I have seen thousands of photos of my favorite races, but never from

  • Jul 14 2009

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: Film “The Bridgehampton Cup Race June 9, 1951”

    In a VanderbiltCupRaces.com exclusive, this three-minute film documents the Third Annual Bridgehampton Races held on June 9,1951. This rare 16-mm film was provided by Walter McCarthy and the Long Island Old Car Club and has not been shown in over 25 years.

  • May 20 2009

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: A Vanderbilt Cup Race Winner for Sale

    Have you always wanted to own a historic race car and a winner of the Vanderbilt Cup Race? No, the Alco-6 Black Beast Racer is not available. In a VanderbiltCupRaces.com exclusive, the Darraqcthat is believed to have won the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race with driver Louis Wagner is being offered

  • Dec 15 2008

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: New Queens LIMP Signage

    Along the right-of-way of the Long Island Motor Parkway, there are several historical plaques that commemorate the road. Unfortunately, many of the plagues provide misinformation and often mistakenly call the road the "Vanderbilt Motor Parkway". Wrong!!! For several months, historian Bob Miller has tried to correct and expand the Motor

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