Tag: Vanderbiltcupraces.com Exclusive

  • 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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