The Alco Black Beast
The restored racer that won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races and raced in the first Indy 500
Nicknamed “the Black Beast,” this was one of the most famous race cars of its era. A two-time winner of the Vanderbilt Cup, a major event in the early years of American motorsport, the car was the favorite to win the first Indianapolis 500-mile race in 1911.
Jan 15 2016
ClassicCars.com reports on the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance which will feature Amelia's "Trophy Cars" - eleven significant competition cars and the famous trophies they won in some of history's fabled classic races."
Jan 06 2016
Hemmings Blog has reported that the Alco Black Beast has been invited to the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance as part of a special exhibit pairing "some of the most prestigious and historic motorsports trophies ...with some of the most noteworthy cars that won them."
Dec 08 2015
The New England Historical Society has posted this profile of Harry Grant, the only driver of the Alco Black Beast.
Aug 28 2015
A sampling of the many smiles and thumbs ups from last Sunday's Port Jefferson Hill Climb is posted tonight. There will be four automotive events on Long Island this Sunday.
Aug 26 2015
More highlights from the wonderful Port Jefferson Hill Climb held last Sunday.
Aug 25 2015
Last Sunday, the Alco Black Beast and 59 other vintage automobiles took the Port Jefferson Hill Climb challenge, a tradition dating back to 1910.
May 19 2015
Scott Eidler reported on the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Car Show in yesterday's Newsday. Photos of this amazing historic event will soon be posted.
Apr 29 2015
Midshipman Paul Styx, Kings Point Auto Club President, has provided the following invitation for you to participate in the Regimental Activities NAFI Auto Show on Sunday, May 17, 2015.
Apr 15 2015
The Alco Black Beast participated in last Sunday's Empire Galaxie Club's 9th Annual Spring Breakout Cruise with a demonstration and display at the "pit stop" in Riverhead..
Apr 07 2015
It was a wonderful Easter parade in Garden City last Sunday as the Alco Black Beast once again generated smiles and thumbs ups.