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Jun 24 2019 Rich 4:37 PM

Forget about the men.  Although a bit fuzzy, it looks like there’s 1 woman among the spectators.  Also, is that dust that gives the vehicle a white appearance?

From Mystery Foto #25 Solved: Lancia Taking a Manhasset Turn at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Jun 24 2019 Robert Saunders 11:42 AM

I’d say this is the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race with Fiat #4 being driven by Vincenzo Lancia. His mechanician was Battista Ajassa.  This is the stretch heading west into Manhasset Hill. (Today that would be the intersection of Northern Boulevard and East Shore Road/Community Drive.) The photographer is likely on the west side of the road looking east. The shop is most likely the blacksmith shop. Wasn’t a young boy killed at this intersection that year? Oh, no one is without a hat.

From Mystery Foto #25 Solved: Lancia Taking a Manhasset Turn at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Jun 24 2019 frank femenias 8:39 AM

The Fiat #4 (120hp) driven by Vincenzo Lancia (crowd favorite) alongside mechanician Battista Ajassa during the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race on Long Island. This racer finished 2nd and taking a left turn where?. Hope to be back for more.

From Mystery Foto #25 Solved: Lancia Taking a Manhasset Turn at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Jun 24 2019 Art Kleiner 6:55 AM

Identify the location of the Mystery Foto and the orientation of the photographer.
Manhasset Hill on North Hempstead Turnpike.  Car is coming up hill and going west, so I would say the photographer is looking east. 

Identify the Vanderbilt Cup Race, the race car, its driver and mechanician
1906 VCR, FIAT, Vincenzo Lancia

What services did the building on the right provide?  Communications back to race officials pertaining to race progress

How many men in the Mystery Foto are not wearing a hat or cap?  I would say all.

From Mystery Foto #25 Solved: Lancia Taking a Manhasset Turn at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Jun 23 2019 Greg O. 3:13 PM

Need to see Painless Parker for my wisdom tooth….

#4 Fiat driven by Vincenzo Lancia, rounding Northern Boulevard and Valley Road in the 1906 VCR. The building on the right was a jail.

I don’t think I can spot anyone that’s not wearing any head coverings!

From Mystery Foto #25 Solved: Lancia Taking a Manhasset Turn at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Jun 23 2019 S. Berliner, III 1:06 PM

No clues (as usual - although I’ve seen the pic before), and it’s a very-pixellated image, but one person (man?) clearly is bare-headed!  You can even see the part in his/her hair.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #25 Solved: Lancia Taking a Manhasset Turn at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Jun 23 2019 S. Berliner, III 12:54 PM

Willie K. would be very proud?  I am exceedingly proud of all you folks!  Excelsior, indeed!  Sam, III

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Jun 23 2019 S. Berliner, III 12:48 PM

I have to admit to being a bit bewildered.  Perhaps it’s been covered in detail already but just how much of the Tin Goose was left to restore, please?  From what I saw, it appeared that the body was a complete re-creation.  What about the chassis?  That transverse spring end bolt looks pretty ramshackle (bad pun).  Sam, III

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Jun 23 2019 Ron Ridolph 11:24 AM

Driver:  Vincenzo Lanca and Mechanician Battista Ajassa.  Car is a Fiat.

From Mystery Foto #25 Solved: Lancia Taking a Manhasset Turn at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Jun 23 2019 William Viola 7:22 AM

I really enjoy hearing from this site.  You do a fine job for the hobby. Thanks.

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Jun 23 2019 Jim Ryan 7:15 AM

Great article and thanks for the pictures of the Tin Goose and #1044 together. It’s not often that you see cars that rare, outside. Wish I was there. Thanks for sharing your car with fellow car collectors.

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Jun 23 2019 Bruce Adams 6:37 AM

Great News !

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Jun 23 2019 Maureen Standish 6:21 AM

This is such great news.  Bravo to all the concerted efforts. One mile post at a time.

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Jun 22 2019 Steve Lucas 10:59 PM

The photographer is facing east (maybe slightly northeast) on Northern Blvd. at Valley Road in Manhasset as Vincenzo Lancia in the #4 FIAT is about to go west up Spinney Hill in the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race. Lancia’s mechanician was Ajassa Batista (or possibly Batista Ajassa). I think I read somewhere that the building served as the local jail at the time. As near as I can tell, it looks like everyone is wearing some kind of head covering.

From Mystery Foto #25 Solved: Lancia Taking a Manhasset Turn at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Jun 22 2019 Tim Ivers 3:49 PM

Looking east at Spinney Hill during the 1906 race.
Blacksmith shop at the corner.
Vincenzo lanzia driver, Alissa the mechanician
No man without head covering

From Mystery Foto #25 Solved: Lancia Taking a Manhasset Turn at the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race

Jun 22 2019 Luis 11:22 AM

My name is Luis, and I have in my possession a 1906 Syracuse Herald newspaper depicting the Vanderbilt Cup entrants. I’m looking to sell this item because I have no use for it. I came across your blog and thought that this would be the best place to reach people interested on it.

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Jun 21 2019 Darwin 3:31 PM

Can some Identify this as a racecar trophy

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Jun 20 2019 Brian D McCarthy 4:29 PM

This is great news! Definitely a long time coming.

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Jun 20 2019 frank femenias 6:01 AM

This is such great news! I have confidence that Dr. Jacob’s proposal will continue to move forward as intended, an obvious commodity to local residents and to surrounding communities as well. Yes it took time but time well worth the effort. I have confidence Governor Cuomo will do the right thing. Hats off to the Joby team for making this all happen.

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Jun 19 2019 Tom 5:22 PM

A happy looking reunion for sure,,,

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