Oct 25 2010

Pioneering Driver Janet Guthrie Rides In the Alco Black Beast

The fun continued on the second day of the Vanderbilt Race Centennial Celebration at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in East Garden City last Sunday. Here are the highlights:



The first ever Long Island Sound Region Car of the CCCA Show was a big success drawing over 125 vintage and classic cars over the two-day event.

Over 850 people visited the Vanderbilt Cup Race exhibit in the atrium of the Cradle of Aviation.






Carol Hart and Stephanie Gress of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum discussing their 1909 Reo being shown at the exhibit with pioneering race car driver Janet Guthrie


Janet Guthrie signing her autobiography "A Life at Full Throttle".

The Black Beast thrilled the crowd with several demonstration runs.





Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

Highlights from the First Day of the Vanderbilt Race Centennial Celebration

Slideshows: 23 Alco Black Beast 2010 Automotive Events


Update: November 26, 2010: Guy Frost has provided a report on the 2010 Vanderbilt Centennial Celebration held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on October 23 and 24, 2010.


Oct 26 2010 Howard Kroplick 1:19 AM

From James S:

The events on Saturday were AMAZING…the exhibit…the gymkhana and…topping it off…the numerous runs of the Black Beast…My son was in heaven! He told me the Beast even “smelled like the old brickyard and gasoline alley.” Interesting since…he’s never been to Indy.

Oct 26 2010 Vincent Maida 12:13 PM

I wanted to thank everyone for a great weekend at the last Vanderbilt.  I cant wait to see the Pictures from the photographer…  I would love to get more involved and possibly do more events..
  Vincent Maida
  Maida Racing

Oct 26 2010 Walt Gosden 5:32 PM

Sincere thanks to all who attended the car show on Saturday & Sunday, both car owners and spectators. Special thanks to Seamus Keane and the staff and volunteers at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Our Classic Car Club Region is only a year old, and a lot of effort went into planning to try to make it a fun experience for all. The smiles on the faces of those present made it all worth it.
Walt Gosden

Oct 30 2010 Howard Kroplick 9:53 PM

From Charles M:
Bete noir was fantastic last week.

Oct 31 2010 Howard Kroplick 2:32 PM

From Tim:

Not only do I really enjoy your Vanderbilt site, I’m in the first 20 seconds of Jeff Payne’s film as TR goes by in the ALCO.
A grand moment…..............................for TR and you of course.

Nov 01 2010 Howard Kroplick 12:22 AM

From Dennis Mamchur:

Great!  I wish I was there. I was honored when Janet Guthrie presented me with a 1st place award at the 2009 Eastern Concours with my 1935 Triumph Southern Cross.  It was indeed a thrill.  Thank you for all the work you do in keeping the Vanderbilt Club Races alive.  Dennis Mamchur

Nov 02 2010 Howard Kroplick 3:50 PM

From Chris:

Met you on Sunday Howard. Cars look great and that Black Beast runs awesome lap after lap.

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