Motor Parkway is first to serve as Vanderbilt Cup roadway

The start of the Long Island Motor Parkway.

The start of the Long Island Motor Parkway. (May 7, 2014 10:33 AM)

In 1906, the rich and famous flocked to the Long Island Gold Coast, including a man obsessed with a new invention at the time, the automobile. William K. Vanderbilt the Second decided to launch the Vanderbilt Cup, which attracted drivers from across the country to Long Island. However, after a deadly accident, Vanderbilt invested in a main drag across Long Island just for racing – the Long Island...

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