On September 10, 1908, the AAA Race Commission announced plans to christen the Motor Parkway with an event called, “The Long Island Motor Parkway Sweepstakes.” Five
The Vanderbilt Cup Race Comission was always looking for ways to keep crowds off the course. For the 1908 race, they hired the First Brigade of Irish Volunteers to guard the course.
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Harry Grant was the only driver of the Alco Black Beast. Along with Frank Lee as his mechanician, Grant won the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
#11 Christie (USA) driven by Walter Christie, 60 HP. Finished 17th. Collided with Lancia who was on Lap 8 pulling out of the Michelin tire station on IU Willets Road in Albertson