As Louis Chevrolet in his 90-hp #16 F.I.A.T. made the Guinea Woods Turn on lap seven, he stood in tenth place. His car was soon out of the race as he ran into a telegraph pole at the “S” Curve at Willis Avenue and I.U. Willets Road in Albertson.
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.