Tag: Starting Line
In a special Kleiner's Korner report, Levittown resident and Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society member Art Kleiner documents that construction has begun unveiling new Motor Parkway artifacts.
From 1908 to 1910, the center of the auto racing world was a 200-yard strip of the Long Island Motor Parkway in the Hempstead Plains, now Levittown.
Eighteen racers participated in the first Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 8, 1904. Photos of 17 of the 18 entrants at the Westbury starting line on Jericho Turnpike are shown here for the first time. The #10 Fiat arrived late at the starting line and began with a running start.