The recent AmeriCarna "Vanderbilt Cup" episode focused on the six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island and the Vanderbilt Cup trophy. This two-minute segment features a trip to Jericho Turnpike in Westbury- the location for the Start/Finish Lines, grandstands and officials' stand/press box for the 1904 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
The Vanderbilt Cup episode will be repeated throughout this spring and summer . On Long Island, Velocity Channel's AmeriCarna series can be seen on Cablevision's #27 and #727 (HD Channel), DISH Network #246 and Direct TV #281. The next repeat will be shown on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm.
Happy Mother's Day,
1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race
George Heath crossing the Finish Line
A view of the grandstand and officials' stand/press box.
Looking east down Jericho Turnpike.
Note the film camera on top of the press box.
1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race
#10 Darracq at the Start Line.
The Darracq winning the race marked by the first use of a checkered flag.
Grandsatnd crowds empty onto Jericho Turnpike after the race.