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Oct 17 2019 Michael Cain 11:48 AM

Nice work Art! If I’m reading the notes correctly the Westbury Road bridge was retained for future use and the Newbridge Road bridge was sold to LILCO. I believe both were torn down during or just after World War 2. Looking forward to seeing more of the information.

From Nassau County Department of Pubic Works Surveys and Maps: Closing the Motor Parkway

Oct 16 2019 Al Velocci 9:10 PM

Regarding the schoolhouse on Duryea Rd., it is not from 1872. That schoolhouse was located on the southeast corner of Duryea and Maxess Roads. The Motor Parkway purchased the Smith property from his heirs in April 1910.  In June that year the Parkway sold one acre of land on the east side of the school to district 15 for $300. It was on this land a new schoolhouse was built and has survived to this day.

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documenting the Ezekiel Smith Farmway Bridge in Melville Over Time

Oct 16 2019 AMH 11:49 AM

If Mr Schramm is still looking for information on Robert Graves, I can provide some offline. He was family by marriage (his sister married my great grandfather).

From Owner Profile: Robert Graves Jr. Who Entered His Mercedes in Three Vanderbilt Cup Races

Oct 14 2019 Howard Kroplick 9:30 PM

JeRita Trapani
Congratulations well deserved

Mitch Kaften
Kudos and congrats Howard.

Sal Grenci
Congratulations

Howie Schneider
Congrats

From Society of Automotive Historians Honor VanderbiltCupRaces.com with the E.P. Ingersoll Award

Oct 14 2019 S. Berliner, III 8:36 PM

Oops.  South-WEST corner.  Current view attached.  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: The East Norwich Turn of the Vanderbilt Race Courses As Seen in 1955

Oct 14 2019 Al Prete 6:04 PM

Congratulations Howard! I love your website and I check it every day.

From Society of Automotive Historians Honor VanderbiltCupRaces.com with the E.P. Ingersoll Award

Oct 14 2019 Tim Ivers 9:58 AM

Congratulations Howard .  Well deserved!

From Society of Automotive Historians Honor VanderbiltCupRaces.com with the E.P. Ingersoll Award

Oct 14 2019 MATTHEW MENG 9:25 AM

CORNER OF ROUTE 106 AND 25A

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: The East Norwich Turn of the Vanderbilt Race Courses As Seen in 1955

Oct 14 2019 frank femenias 12:36 AM

Well deserved after much effort. This website rocks!

From Society of Automotive Historians Honor VanderbiltCupRaces.com with the E.P. Ingersoll Award

Oct 13 2019 Billy Dunbar 9:35 PM

Dear Howard,

A most deserving award, and a truly great website!  All of us appreciate your hard work, and for making the Vanderbilt Cup races as vivid & real today as they were over a century ago.

Kudos,

Billy
 

From Society of Automotive Historians Honor VanderbiltCupRaces.com with the E.P. Ingersoll Award

Oct 13 2019 Bruce Adams 8:15 PM

CONGRATULATIONS HOWARD !
The Vanderbilt Cup Races Website and supportive LIMP information has been a welcome addition to Long Island’s Automotive knowledge and we are all the better for it.
Thank you for your hard work !

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Oct 13 2019 Dick Gorman 5:06 PM

One of many Long island Auto events of the weekend, October 12, 13….
I was at the Rand Luxury Classic Car aAuction on Saturday. About 60 delicious cars up for sale. One was a 1935 Packard Super Eight Roadster. Another was a 1934 Lincoln 523 Dietrich Roadster. See attached pics. This was a very elaborate event with brunch, drinks, and automobilia vendors. The cost of entry was pricey at $75 for non-bidders and $150 for bidders. BUT… because I am a subscriber to Vintage Motorsport Magazine I got complimentary tickets for my wife and I for NO dollars and NO cents!!!
Some observations… there seemed to be a lot of No_Sales but a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT received a bid of $1,100,000. Also I believe that every Ferrari on Long island was either being sold or out in the parking lot. Lots of fun

From Upcoming Automotive Events on Long Island (Updated: October 14, 2019)

Oct 13 2019 S. Berliner, III 3:36 PM

No clue (what’s new?) but the Chrysler product facing us at left is a 1946-48 Dodge, so that dates the pic to no earlier than very-late 1945.  Wild guess based on vague recollection of Meyerdierk’s - East Norwich at No. Hempstead Tpke. (No. Blvd./25A) and Jericho-Oyster Bay Road (106), probably at south-east corner?  Sam, III

From Mystery Foto #41 Solved: The East Norwich Turn of the Vanderbilt Race Courses As Seen in 1955

Oct 13 2019 S. Berliner, III 2:58 PM

Some historical background at <http://sbiii.com/limpbrdg.html#duryea>.  Sep and Oct 1999 photos at <http://sbiii.com/limpkwy4.html#crossng2> and (right after it) <http://sbiii.com/limpkwy4.html#duryea-x> (those blurs are BAD thumbnails - click on them for better pix - gotta fix that).  Lastly, Jun 2002 through May 2005 pix at <http://sbiii.com/limpopen.html>.  Sam, III

From Kleiner's Kolumn: Documenting the Ezekiel Smith Farmway Bridge in Melville Over Time

Oct 13 2019 JOHN HOTETZ 2:50 PM

I remember as a kid seeing a funny looking car with a middle head light. I know there weren’t that many Tuckers produced, and I had to be around 7 or 8 years old at the time of that sighting. I was born back in 1947. I still own a Burgundy, 1966 Pontiac GTO.

From 1947 Tucker '48 Ad: The Surprise Car of the Year

Oct 13 2019 S. Berliner, III 2:23 PM

Couldn’t happen to a nicer (or more deserving) guy!  Bravo, Howard!  We’ve come a long way, baby, from slogging through thorn bushes.  Sam, III

From Society of Automotive Historians Honor VanderbiltCupRaces.com with the E.P. Ingersoll Award

Oct 13 2019 Ronald Sieber 1:48 PM

Howard:

Congrats on receiving the award for your work regarding this blog site, and I salute you for your public service to your community as historian. Enjoyed witnessing you receiving it at the SAH banquet.

Best,
=rdsieber

From Society of Automotive Historians Honor VanderbiltCupRaces.com with the E.P. Ingersoll Award

Oct 13 2019 Rich 1:21 PM

Congrats on this superb award!  Well-deserved!

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Oct 13 2019 Maureen Standish 11:45 AM

Congratulations Howard.
Also, thank you for all you do to bring memories and joy to so many with the LIMP site.

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