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Apr 21 2017 frank femenias 6:28 PM

Evelin - Puedes consultar con Howard, por favor incluir photographia del carro. El sabes mas de carros viejo. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Howard - Evelin owns/possesses a 1915-1917 Peugeot racer (model unknown) and seeks information/consultation about it.

From The Peugeot EX3- Winner of the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race in San Francisco

Apr 21 2017 Evelin 9:37 AM

Hola podrán enviarme un email para hacer una consulta tengo un peugeot entrre 1915-1917 no se que modelo es
gracias

From The Peugeot EX3- Winner of the 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Race in San Francisco

Apr 20 2017 Bill H 11:00 PM

Just to clarify, is this in Garden City near Old Country Road or near Vanderbilt Court where there was a bridge over Clinton Road?  Thanks in advance.
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Howard Kroplick:

Bill, it is actually near Transverse Road in Garden City.
http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/article/wednesday_september_29_2010_the_motor_parkway_mayan_ruins_in_garden_city1

From Exploring the "Mayan Ruins" Bridge in Garden City

Apr 20 2017 frank femenias 9:21 PM

Hi Bob - Sorry to hear about Ralphie. ALS is rare but still a nasty bug.

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 20 2017 Brian D McCarthy 1:58 PM

Robert…. So sorry for the outcome of your past neighbor, Ralphie. I used to work along with someone quite a few years ago. He was a hard worker, and a gentleman. He also eventually succumbed to ALS. He reported to work until it was physically impossible, and you never heard a complaint out of him. He’ll never be forgotten by those who knew him.

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 20 2017 Brian D McCarthy 1:20 PM

Good photos, Howard. Frank and I arrived a little late. In case anyone is wondering, I’m the redhead walking along with Frank at the west abutment. I’m a bit camera shy anyway.

From Exploring the "Mayan Ruins" Bridge in Garden City

Apr 20 2017 Dave Russo 12:19 PM

Great work guys but for this mission to be fully completed we have to do one thing: DIG!!!

I volunteer to dig. Might be good idea to do this before someone moves into that other house.

From Exploring the "Mayan Ruins" Bridge in Garden City

Apr 20 2017 Robert Stambaugh 9:46 AM

Hi Guys,
Unfortuanately Ralphie passed away late in the last century from ALS.  He was an only child, had been married, but had no children which I can recall.  He owned a dive shop somewhere out in The Moriches.  He was a loner and would dive solo with tanks all along the south shore of Long Island.  He probably had quite a collection of found items.
Your recollection of the EJ Korvette’s location is correct.  Near where Big Lots is today.
Best Regards,
Bob Stambaugh

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 20 2017 Robert Stambaugh 9:23 AM

Frank,
I believe I might have some deeply buried slides/photos and I will get the images to you when I can…Please don’t hold your breath.
I will tell you this too, IF there was ever a visible sign on or near these walls, our neighbor Ralphie at 30 Pell would have found it and had it hanging in his garage but, I never saw one.  Their house was built a few years before ours.  Ralphie (GCHS Class of ‘59, Marine Vet) was a god to us neighbor kids, actually looked like ‘Adonis’.
Thanks for your comments on my posts.
Bob

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 20 2017 frank femenias 2:01 AM

Thank you Robert. You are one of very few that may hold links to Long Island’s past. Past photography was expensive and likely not part of many leisure outings. It would be a treat for many, including myself, to learn Long Island’s history from a new perspective.

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 20 2017 frank femenias 12:50 AM

This day’s findings was conducted by the best there is. These are bridge abutments, reduced in height over the years from approximately 8 feet to 3 feet. And the local kids had a blast playing around them over the years.

From Exploring the "Mayan Ruins" Bridge in Garden City

Apr 19 2017 Ron Troy 11:26 PM

great photos and film!

From Mystery Foto #15 Solved: The Historic Hangar 16 at Curtiss Field (Circa 1931)

Apr 19 2017 Dave Russo 7:24 PM

Where is this Ralphie guy? Is he still around? Kids?

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 19 2017 Dave Russo 7:23 PM

Roger—-very cool store back story for where that name came from. Now get searching for those old pictures / slides so maybe we can put this abutment mystery behind us!

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 19 2017 Brian D McCarthy 5:21 PM

Mr. Stambaugh….Frank and many of us are quite glad you’ve been sharing your memories here. Frank and I became sort of a dynamic duo with the LIMP. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Korvettes was at the S/W corner of Glen Cove Rd/Voice Rd. Pretty much all the buildings are still there, but became new stores etc. I know that Voice Rd deadends to the former LIMP ROW. The steel tower lines run parallel with the LIMP thru out. A group of us were invited to view the abutments in the R/O #30 Pell Terrace. We’ll have to ask the current owner if we could poke around his garage LOL.

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 19 2017 Robert Stambaugh 12:36 PM

Dave,
Man am I dating myself…EJ Korvette’s was our 1950’s version of
Walmart.  The name supposedly came from the fact that [E] ight [J] ewish [Kor] ean War [Vet] eran[s] founded the retailer.  They had stores across the NYC area.
Bob
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Howard Kroplick

Bob, this is an article from Haaretz.com on E.J. Korvette’s founder Eugene Ferkauf and the Korvette name:

Americans of a certain generation know the urban legend that “E.J. Korvette” is short for “Eight Jewish Korean War Veterans.” In fact, Ferkauf, who didn’t serve in the Korean War, took the E. from Eugene and the J. from his friend and partner Joe Zwillenberg, while Korvette was an alternate spelling for Corvette — the warship and sub-destroyer, not the car. Ferkauf thought it “had a euphonious ring,” he wrote in a memoir.

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/this-day-in-jewish-history/.premium-1.659698?=&ts=_1492699266432

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 19 2017 Robert Stambaugh 12:30 PM

Frank,
I believe I might have some deeply buried slides/photos and I will get the images to you when I can…Please don’t hold your breath.
Thanks for your comments on my posts.
Bob

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 18 2017 frank femenias 11:21 PM

Robert - Amazing information about Garden City, thank you! Quite possible the sign could be buried deep (removed early for aesthetics purposes). Thank you for responding and for the abundance of information about the area. The puzzle has become clearer!

From Sam & Dave’s Excellent Lost Motor Parkway Adventure III: The "Mayan Ruins" in Garden City

Apr 18 2017 Brian D McCarthy 11:05 PM

Roy cared enough to make sure these maps didn’t go to the wayside. He took that extra mile, and the maps are in good hands ( Howard’s). A round of applause to Roy!

From LI Herald Cover Article: Historic Long Island Maps Found in Malverne Basement

Apr 18 2017 Ted 11:04 PM

very well done, brings back memories when I was in Plainview, almost 2 years ago. where does the time go when you’re having a good time. In a way I miss Long Island, being away from you guys and not joining in with the events that go on with the VCR and especially not seeing the newest addition to the car collection The Tucker, don’t know when I will see it, maybe if I’m lucky you’ll bring it to Florida to that event you went to, about 1 and half years ago, or even here to the Villages, like I said previously, you don’t need an invite, just come, let me know and I’ll tell you when, you’ll be a real big hit, with any of your cars. The car show is once a month 4pm-9 live entertainment, just about anything you want,

From Sam & Dave's "Excellent Motor Parkway Hike" I: Stewart Avenue to Deadman's Curve, Bethpage

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