Mar 11 2011 LCI #5 (Links, Comments, and Insights)

Feedback and sharing of information are much appreciated on . This LCI post (formerly CQI) provides a sampling of recent cool links, comments, and insights:

Cool Links

Brian Caruso on Caruso Racing Museum Forum: "To everyone interested in American Auto Racing, you have to visit this website. Howard Kroplick has compiled an incredible website with all the information, history and original video's of the Vanderbilt Cup races in the United States... Check out this website, you will really enjoy it."

Update: Damage to the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Motor Parkway Bridge posted an article "Old Bethpage bridge to get needed cleanup" on March 8, 2011 based on a post.

First Annual Motor Parkway “Sunday Drive to Lake Ronkonkoma” Parade and Car Show -Sunday, 8/7/11


The Sachem Patch has published an article on the First Annual Motor Parkway "Sunday Drive" to Lake Ronkonkoma.

Willie K’s Mother’s “Beacon Towers” Castle in Sands Point


On March 11, 2011, the New York Times published an article Daisy's Green Light Fades to Black" with a link to the's post on Beacon Towers, the former Sands Point home of Willie K's mother.

Comments and Feedback

Louis Chevrolet- The Most Famous “Name” in the Vanderbilt Cup Races


Jean-Yves Lassaux:"About the 4th picture it’s Atlanta Speedway. The car is a Buick and I think this is the start of the 200 miles race held on May 7, 1910."

Pioneer Harriet Quimby’s Exciting Ride in a Racing Motor-Car in October 1906


Cathy Ball: "Hooray for Harriet Quimby - keep those fine articles coming, Howard!"

Helen A: "Thanks for the fascinating article and video on Harriet Quimby."

Update: Damage to the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Motor Parkway Bridge


Steve L: "Glad to hear remedies are at hand and wish all luck. The Model A Club is a great bunch."

Art K.: "Thanks for the update Howard. Any idea as to how the Graffiti will be cleaned? Looking forward to participating in the clean-up."

Can You Identify This Mystery Long Island Mercedes?


Walter McCarthy: "Must have been updated when it was reconditioned as the half doors in the front were seen c. 1910-11 and the whole body looks c. 1910-11. Also it was a small model as the larger Mercedes models were all chain driven cars. "

David B.Traver Adolphus: "Are you sure it’s an ‘05? I’d put it later."

Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl, heiress, dog breeder and link to golden age, dies at 107


Jean Evanoff: "I have seen the news that Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl recently passed away. I am sorry for her loss. What intrigues me is the fact that she bred Silky Terriers and help get them recognized with the AKC."

Art K.: "Story of Consuelo’s death appeared in Sunday Newsday today (March 6). Also a story about the Vanderbilt Musuem and a two page spread about another Gold Coast estate, Lands End, heading for subdivision."

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Featured 2011 Car Event Being held Today on Long Island


3rd Annual Cap-A-Radiator Open House 566 Fulton Street (Route 109), Farmingdale, New York, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Become a Founding Member of the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society


If you wish to assist in projects to help preserve the Motor Parkway, please join the Long Island Preservation Society, an outgrowth of the Long Island Motor Parkway Panel. Become a Founding member by sending an email to me at [email protected] . No fees are required-just energy and dedication. In less than three weeks, 41 Founding Members have joined.

Joel Friedman: "Fantastic as to what you and Al and the others are doing. Please count me in!"

Dr Mario E Bortolussi: "Please enroll me in the LIMP Preservation Society as I wish to apply for same."

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