The 1909 winner Harry Grant drove another steady race, taking advantage of the accidents and mechanical failures of other competitors. The crowd was dangerously close to the cars at the turn at Old Country Road and Ellison Avenue in Westbury.
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.