In the center of the course was the Garden City Hotel, the largest and grandest hotel on Long Island and headquarters for the AAA Race Commission. Days before the race the hotel was booked to its capacity.
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.