William K. Vanderbilt, Jr.
The Mystery Friday Foto has been solved: It was Willie K driving his 1903 Mercedes at Krug's Corner in Mineola during the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race. (9 comments)
In celebration of Mother's Day, this is a photo tribute to William K. Vanderbilt Jr.'s mother Alva Vanderbilt Belmont.
Literary scholars believe two inspirations for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby may have been William K. Vanderbilt Jr.'s mother's Beacon Towers and John Scott Browning, Sr.'s Land's End, both located in Sands Point. (5 comments)
My favorite Long Island mansion was the amazing Beacon Towers built for William K. Vanderbilt Jr.'s mother Alva Vanderbilt Belmont in Sands Point. As a special holiday treat, here's a classic "Then & Now". (5 comments)
Doyle New York has issued a press release on its upcoming April 15th auction of property from the Estate of Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl.
The death of a spectator in the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race nearly brought the classic to a premature demise. The marvel was that only one spectator had been killed in the three races held up to that time. Demonstrating vision again, William K. Vanderbilt Jr. chartered the goal of a…
The January 2013 issue of Hemmings Classic Car celebrates its 100th issue with several amazing articles including this profile of Willie K.
The winners of the Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island were typically not the fastest cars but the ones that were the most durable with the fewest tire problems. The car and tire manufacturers assisted the drivers by setting up repair and tire stations throughout the courses. (2 comments)
Another hotel on the 1905 and 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race courses was the Lake Success Hotel and Cottage.
Clarence Mackay (1874-1938) was the heir to the Comstock silver fortune and a major figure in the development of the international telegraph business. Before and after the Vanderbilt Cup Races, Mackay would host huge parties for friends and business associates at his 648-acre Harbor Hill Estate overlooking the village of… (3 comments)