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Six Degrees of Separation: A Mystery Car, Motor Parkway, the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race & Titanic

Todd D. McIntyre is seeking assistance on today's VanderbiltCupRaces.com Blog in identifying the car in a photo of his grandfather Henry F. McIntyre Sr. (r) and William K. 'Will' Dick (l).

Todd D. McIntyre is seeking assistance  on today's VanderbiltCupRaces.com Blog in identifying the car in a photo of his grandfather Henry F. McIntyre Sr. (right) and William K. "Will" Dick (left). Henry was William Dick's chauffeur.

Todd: "My two aunts have told me that my grandfather and Will Dick attended some car races on Long Island between 1900 to 1929. I do know that  Will married  Madeline Force in 1916, the widow of John Jacob Astor IV, who died on the Titanic. I am trying to learn more about the automobile in the photograph, whether it was ever involved in any races, what type of automobile is it, and anything else  that might be helpful in researching our family history. Any suggestions that you have would be very much appreciated."

The Blog provides background information on William Dick, his first wife and John Jacob Astor, followed by a six degrees of separation analysis for the photo, the Long Island Motor Parkway, the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race and the Titanic.

Enjoy,

Howard Kroplick

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rena damon August 05, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Perhaps there are some museums on the Island with some of these photographs and additional information? Vanderbuilt museum in Centerport?
Howard Kroplick August 05, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Hi Rena, Good idea! Thanks.

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