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.
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.
Vanderbilt Cup Region – Antique Automobile Club of America
Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:00-5:00
Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island
Sunday, September 14, 12:00-5:00
(The Long Island Vettes car show scheduled for Sunday, July 20, has been cancelled.)
Visitors interested in attending a car show pay only the general museum admission – $7 for adults, $6 for students with ID and seniors (62 and older), and $3 for children 12 and under. No additional fee is charged for car shows.
(Note: General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Marine Museum, Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a mansion tour, add $5 per ticket.)