The primary goal of the newly built Long Island Motor Parkway for the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race was to keep crowds under control and off the course. Unfortunately, chaos once again prevailed at the end of a Vanderbilt Cup Race.
Chris Heisig: "What kinds of concessions were available at the Vanderbilt Cup Races?"
Last week's Mystery Foto featured a shaft driven Alco racer. (5 comments)
The 41st bridge in the series documenting the 65 Long Island Motor Parkway bridges is the highway bridge built for the extension of Bloomingdale Road in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown).
Seven years before the American Revolution in 1769, Nicholas Joseph Cugnot assembled the first self-propelled vehicle for the French military- the Fardier du Cugnot (Cugnot's flatbed truck). (6 comments)
I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!
The Garden City Hotel, the largest and most exclusive hotel on Long Island, served as the headquarters for the Vanderbilt Cup Race Commission from 1904 to 1910. (3 comments)
Mystery Foto expert Greg Oriero submitted this week's Foto. (3 comments)
The 40th bridge in the series documenting the 65 bridges built by the Long Island Motor Parkway is the Jerusalem Avenue Bridge in the Hempstead Plains (now Levittown). (3 comments)
At the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, spectators were treated to seeing the only surviving Adams-Farwell automobile.