Tag: Drop Box


  • Sep 07 2013

    Images & a Trophy From the Greatest Vintage Car Event Ever Held on Long Island

    In my opinion, the greatest vintage automobile event ever held on Long Island occurred on October 9, 1954 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Vanderbilt Cup Race. The event was organized by Long Island Old Car Club and the Mineola Fair and Industrial Exposition.

  • Jun 10 2009

    The Drop Box Mystery at The Henry Ford

    Leslie Mio, Assistant Registrar at The Henry Ford, recently sent this email to me: "I am working on cataloging a sealed brass box. According to the donors (the Long Island Automobile Club), "These boxes . . . were used for signatures, so that Gentlemen Drivers, could not substitute Professional Drivers, in the Vanderbilt

  • Dec 29 2008

    Timing the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    Rich, the timing for the Vanderbilt Cup Races was surprisingly accurate. The system for timing the races changed during the period that the races were held on Long Island. Below is a description of how the cars were timed for the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race.