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From the Blog

  • Dec 03 2016

    The Planned “Automobile Boulevard” in Riverhead (1907-1908)

    Following a spectator death during the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race, a privately owned 60-mile speedway to connect Queens and Riverhead was proposed by William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. and his business associates . With the assistance of Art Kleiner, here are details on the section of the Motor Parkway from Lake Ronkonkoma to


The Races

The exciting Vanderbilt Cup Races attracted the best drivers and cars at the birth of automobile competition.