Three weeks after the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race was killed in a racing accident
Nationality: Born in Alsace-Lorraine
Died: November 17, 1908
Nov 28 2016
This Mystery Foto is one of my favorite images of the construction of the Motor Parkway.
Mar 02 2016
Joe Schramm has forwarded this email looking for information on Robert Graves, the owner of Mercedes racers which participated in three Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Sep 07 2015
Mystery Foto #36 Solved: The Opening Day of Mineola’s Corpus Christi School, Formerly Grave’s Garage
Bob Hoffman challenged you to identify this Long Island building.
Apr 23 2014
The Vanderbilt Cup Race Comission was always looking for ways to keep crowds off the course. For the 1908 race, they hired the First Brigade of Irish Volunteers to guard the course.
Nov 30 2013
The 41st bridge in the series documenting the 60 Long Island Motor Parkway bridges is the highway bridge built for the extension of Bloomingdale Road in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown).
Oct 23 2013
In celebration of the 105th anniversary of the Fourth Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 24, 1908, here are several of my favorite race images photographed near the grandstand and press box/officials' stand in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown).
Oct 07 2013
This week's Mystery Foto was a previously unpublished image from the Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Sep 21 2013
The 37th bridge in the series documenting the 60 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the Carman Avenue Bridge in my childhood hometown East Meadow. It is classified as a highway bridge since Carman Avenue was over the Motor Parkway.
Jun 17 2013
In celebration of Sunday's Father's Day, this Mystery Foto is a real softball.
Apr 28 2012
Tim Ivers: "Howard, the 1932 Hagstrom Map shows an overpass over the LIMP (Bloomingdale Road extension) which connected with Hempstead Tpke. The overpass is about halfway between Jerusalem Avenue on the west and Wantagh Rd (Ave.) on the east. Are there any known photos of this overpass, or other information?"
Apr 12 2011
Shannon McDonald (Author of the book The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form): "Were there any garages associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races?"
Aug 01 2010
Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Feb 06 2010
These are the 17 cars that raced in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 24, 1908. The race was run over a 23.46 mile course including 8 miles of the Long Island Motor Parkway. The winner needed to complete 11 laps of the course for a total of 258.06 miles. Remember to click on the photos