Tag: Westbury


  • May 11 2010

    From the Drennan Collection: The Roosevelt Raceway Bar & Restaurant

    For the 1936 and 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Races, a former huge hangar for Roosevelt Field was converted into the Administration Building for the new Roosevelt Racway. As shown in this 1936 aerial, the buidling was located south of Old Country Road and behind two grandstands. Glass negatives from the Drennan Collection provide insight

  • Jan 09 2010

    The 1906 Westbury Grandstand & the Current Battle over the Hitchcock Property

    Last Sunday, the locations of the grandstand and officials' stand/press box for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race were documented between Powells Lane and Hitchcock lane on Jericho Turnpike. After moving to Mineola in 1905, the Start/Finish Line returned to its original Westbury location with a larger grandstand and press boxfor

  • Jan 06 2010

    Another View of the Westbury 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race Grandstand

    The location of the Westbury grandstand on Jericho Turnpike for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race was documented last Sunday..

  • Jan 02 2010

    The Location of the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race Grandstand in Westbury

    Tony, thanks for the question. Both the 1904 and 1906 grandstands and press boxes were in similar locations on Jericho Turnpike between Hitchcock Lane and Powells Lane. These 1904 race photos will document the location of the grandstand on the south side of Jericho Turnpike (in Westbury) and the press box on the

  • Aug 11 2009

    Charles Lindbergh and the Motor Parkway in 1927

    One of the busiest days on the Motor Parkway was June 16, 1927, when Charles Lindbergh returned to Roosevelt Field to celebrate his successful solo flight to Paris. Lindbergh had taken off from the Roosevelt Field east runway 27 days earlier. The Motor Parkway is the road in the middle of the image

  • Apr 12 2009

    The most dramatic image of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    One of the stirring moments that built the legend of the Vanderbilt Cup Race occurred at the Hairpin Turn during the1906 race. A spare tire and rim strapped to the back of the #18 Lorraine-Dietrich broke loose and began to thrash the gas tank. Riding mechanician Franville clutched the heavy mounted

  • Mar 29 2009

    Then & Now: Entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge from Merrick Avenue in Westbury

    One of my favorite photos in the book The Long Island Motor Parkway is this 1910 image of the entrance to the Meadow Brook Lodge.

  • Mar 27 2009

    Parking on the Pratt Farm for the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Before the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race, Nassau County farmers protested the use of public roads for the races. It was only two days before the race that their legal suit was dismissed. The farmers soon found a way to profit from the races by selling parking spaces on their properties. Parking

  • Mar 04 2009

    Approaching the Merrick Avenue Bridge during the 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Three of the 16 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race photos from the Hayden Allen Collection document the first Motor Parkway Bridge encountered by the drivers in the 1908 to 1910 races. I believe these photos are the only known images of the Merrick Avenue Bridge during the races.

  • Mar 03 2009

    The Magnificent 1910 Lozier

    The second set of 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Race photos from the Hayden Allen Collection focuses on the magnificent #2 Lozier driven by Ralph Mulford.



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