After five laps, only nine of the 18 starters were still running. Restless spectators ventured dangerously out onto Jericho Turnpike near the Westbury grandstand, searching for the few remaining approaching cars.
The six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910 were the greatest sporting events of their day, and the first international automobile road races held in the United States. The races had a far-reaching impact on the development of American automobiles and parkways. This site provides comprehensive information on the races, the Long Island Motor Parkway and current Long Island automotive events, car shows and news.