Finished 5th in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race
Nationality: United States
Dec 16 2016
Driver of the Week is George Saltzman who drove the #12 Thomas to a 5th place finish in the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Nov 11 2016
Scott Eckers, author of Images of America: East Meadow, will have a book-signing on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front Street. I am pleased to have contributed nine images to Scott's outstanding book on my childhood village.
Jun 13 2016
This weekend's Mystery Foto was a first-ever published view of the Long Island Motor Parkway.
Feb 15 2016
This weekend's Mystery Foto featured a very busy viewing site for the Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Jan 14 2015
The Velocity Channel's 2013 AmeriCARna "Vanderbilt Cup" episode focused on the six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island and the Vanderbilt Cup trophy. This three-minute segment highlighted the Elllison Avenue LIRR Bridge on the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race course and the creation of the Long Island Motor Parkway.
Jul 05 2014
The 48th bridge in the series documenting the 60 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the Plainview Road Bridge in Central Park (now Bethpage). It was one of the original bridges built for the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Apr 30 2014
The MTA is proposing to build a new bridge over the LIRR tracks at Ellison Avenue in Westbury for $39.2 million. The 1899 bridge was used as part of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race course.
Jan 28 2014
Long Island Motor Parkway Bridge Series #43: Massapequa-Hicksville Motor Parkway Bridge in Plainedge
The 43rd bridge in the series documenting the 60 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the Massapequa-Hicksville Road Bridge in Plainedge.
Dec 11 2013
Going west to east, the tenth Motor Parkway toll collection structure was the Massapequa Lodge in Plainedge.
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 30 2013
The 39th bridge in the series documenting the 60 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the Newbridge Road Bridge in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown).
Apr 01 2013
Congratulations to Tim, Frank Scotty, Greg Tsistinas, Steve Lucas, Brian McCarthy, Frank Femenias, susansmoose, Gary Hammond, Art K., and Joe Oesterle for correctly identifying last Friday's Mystery Foto.
Mar 23 2013
The intersection of Massapequa-Hicksville Road and the Long Island Motor Parkway was a favorite location for watching for watching the 1908, 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup Races.
Feb 25 2013
Last Friday's mystery photos of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race were courtesy of the Witmer Photograph Collection of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society in Port Washington.
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?"
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