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  • Jan 21 2013

    Trucking Down to the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The vast majority of spectators to the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island from 1904 to 1910 came from New York City. They utilized every mode of transportation available including; trains, automobiles, horses, trolleys and trucks which were the precursors to buses. (5 comments)


  • Aug 14 2012

    CSI Challenge: How Many People Attended the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race?

    The CSI (Cup Scene Investigation) Team of VanderbiltCupRaces.com has been asked to estimate the number of people who actually attended the six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island. First up, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on a 30.24-mile triangular course in Nassau County and Queens. (0 comments)


  • Jun 21 2012

    From the William Cullen Bryant Family Albums: A View of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race in Jericho

    The Vanderbilt Cup Race never failed to draw people of wealth and social status including the family of William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), the prominent poet, newspaper editor and civic leader. (0 comments)


  • Jan 31 2012

    Then & Now: Krug’s Corner in Mineola

    Krug's Hotel, on the north-west corner of Jericho Turnpike and Willis Avenue in Mineola, was a favorite viewing site for the 1904, 1905 and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races. This Then & Now look found a rarity- A building on the Vanderbilt Cup Race course that is still standing! (4 comments)


  • Dec 21 2011

    Details on the “Thermos The Bottle” Truck at the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    The Bowery Boys website, dedicated to New York City History, has provided additional detail on the most unusual vehicle at the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race, the "Thermos The Bottle" Truck. (2 comments)


  • Dec 16 2011

    A Family Inquiry:  Jefferson De Mont Thompson- Chairman of the Vanderbilt Cup Commission

    John S: "I've been doing some research on my family. Colonel Jefferson Dement (Demont) Thompson, my great-grandfather's nephew, is buried here at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama. I'm sure he's the same Dement (Demont) that keeps "popping up" in my internet searches. Do you have any information on him?" (0 comments)


  • May 19 2011

    VanderbiltCupRaces.com Exclusive: Krug’s Hotel in Mineola During the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Krug's East Williston Hotel was on the Vanderbilt Cup Courses for the 1904, 1905 and 1906 races. Oddly enough, a photo of the hotel on the northwest corner of the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and Willis Avenue in Mineola during the 1904 race had never been published.... until now: (3 comments)


  • Dec 23 2010

    Prominent Women of the Vanderbilt Cup Races

    The daybreak start of the Vanderbilt Cup Races attracted thousands of adventurous men and women who streamed into Long Island from New York City. With hotels and roadhouses overflowing, they camped, gambled, drank, socialized, and established a tradition of revelry that became a hallmark of the event. Women made up (0 comments)


  • Nov 03 2010

    The Manhasset Spinney Hill Grandstand for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    The primary grandstand for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race was at the Start/Finish Line on Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. A second grandstand with a capacity of 500 spectators was built in Manhasset. (3 comments)


  • Oct 02 2010

    The “Thermos the Bottle” Truck at the 1909 Race & an Off-Topic Wedding Video

    The most unusual vehicle at the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup Race was neither a race car or a spectator's automobile, it was the "Thermos The Bottle" Truck. (Photo courtesy of the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums- Cedarmere). (0 comments)




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