Dec 23 2013

Mystery Foto #47 Solved: Aerial of 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race at Roosevelt Raceway


After last week's difficult Mystery Foto, here was an easy one.

Answers to Mystery Foto questions:

-Identify the likely date for the aerial. Why?

July 5, 1937 - the date of the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race held at Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury.

 

-Identify anything related to the Vanderbilt Cup Races and Long Island Motor Parkway in the aerial

Roosevelt Raceway, site of the 1936 and 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Races, and the Roosevelt Field Motor Parkway Bridge

 

-Identify all other things related to sports in the aerial

The Meadowbrook Polo Club and the Old Westbury Golf Club

 

Congrats to Joe. O and Greg O. for solving the mystery.

Enjoy the holidays,

Howard Kroplick

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

The caption behind the photo.

The  1937 track layout modified from the 1936 layout.

The Roosevelt Raceway grandstand.

A race car on the course.

The tunnel under the Roosevelt Raceway track.

The Roosevelt Field Motor Parkway Bridge.

The Meadow Brook Polo Club

The location of the original Old Westbury Country Club.



Comments

Dec 20 2013 Joe Oesterle 7:04 AM

Roosevelt Field. 
About 1937.
LIMP runs across top left of photo. One Bridge can be seen.
Auto Racing, Polo, Golf

Dec 22 2013 Greg O. 9:34 PM

A holiday softball!

-Identify the likely date for the aerial. Why?

It’s the faster race course of the July 5, 1937 Vanderbilt Cup Race.

-Identify anything related to the Vanderbilt Cup Races and Long Island Motor Parkway in the aerial

The Roosevelt Field Motor Parkway Bridge

-Identify all other things related to sports in the aerial

The Meadowbrook Polo Club Fields

Dec 23 2013 frank femenias 5:05 PM

‘36, The old raceway configuration with Vanderbilt Cup Race in progress at the track.

Looking west, The LIMP is at top left corner running diagonally on the south side of polo fields, twin Roosevelt Field bridges over the Limp at Polo Field’s SE corner, Meadowbrook Lodge and Merrick Ave bridge just off the aerial at the bottom

Horses: Polo grounds top centre, Fox Hunting: Meadowbrook Club south of the polo grounds, Airplanes: Roosevelt Field at top right (where Lindbergh nearly clipped the phone lines on Merrick Ave on take off to Paris in ‘27, Golfing: Salisbury Course (off the aerial at the bottom).

Wishing all a safe and happy holiday, and healthy new year.

Frank

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