Cadillac Club to Show Vintage Autos at Vanderbilt

The Cadillac Club of Long Island will hold a classic car show on Sunday, August 5, from 11:00 to 4:00 on the Great Lawn next to the Vanderbilt Mansion. The events is an opportunity to see beautiful examples of classic American automobile design.


1949 Cadillac

For each, visitors need only to pay general museum admission at the door: $8 adults, $7 seniors (62 years and older) and students with ID, $5 children 12 and under. There is no additional charge to attend the car shows. The Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y.

(Note: General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Hall of Fishes, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a Mansion tour or a Planetarium show, add $6 per ticket.)

The next classic-car event is the Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island’s Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, September 16, from 11:00 to 4:00.

The Vanderbilt Museum has honored William K. Vanderbilt II’s (1878-1944) automotive legacy by hosting classic-car shows on its grounds for more than three decades.

Mr. Vanderbilt, a pioneer race driver who competed in Europe, brought auto racing to the United States. He inaugurated the famous Vanderbilt Cup Races in 1904. That same year, he set a new land-speed record of 92.3 miles per hour in a Mercedes at a course in Florida. He also spurred the development of the American auto industry and built the prototype for the first toll road, the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway on Long Island.

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