The Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island and the MG Car Club-Long Island Centre will hold their annual Invitational Concours d‘Elegance, show of vintage and new automobiles, on Sunday, September 10, from 11:00 to 4:00 at the Vanderbilt Museum. (Rain date: September 17.) The Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y.
The Vanderbilt Museum has honored William K. Vanderbilt II’s automotive legacy by hosting classic-car shows on its grounds for more than three decades.
Car show attendees pay general museum admission at the door: $7 adults, $6 seniors (62 years and older) and students with ID, $3 children 12 and under. There is no additional charge to attend the car shows. Food will be available for purchase.
This year the car clubs will include a youth judging program, in which children and young adults can learn about a variety of classic cars. They will be invited to participate in a simple, fun judging process. With hats, shirts and name badges to identify them, the young judges will evaluate a small group of select cars based on a variety of categories, while engaging with the owners of each vehicle. When scoring is completed, the young judges will personally introduce the winners at the end of the event.
(Note: General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a Mansion tour or a Planetarium show, add $6 per ticket. On summer Saturdays and Sundays, tickets for Living History tours are $8.)
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.