The #14 F.I.A.T. driver Edward Parker was on the gas as he made the dangerous Hicksville Turn. Parker’s mechanician leaned out of the car toward the inside of the corner as ballast to balance the racer and mitigate the risk of turning over.
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.