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Aug 21 2019 frank femenias 1:06 AM

Amazing 1938 Howard, never seen that before!

From Field Trip to Explore the Bethpage Section of the Motor Parkway This Saturday Morning

Aug 21 2019 frank femenias 12:53 AM

Great shot of Sam on the LIMP under wires! This capture will be historical for years. It’s as simple as that. Looking forward to the meeting

From Field Trip to Explore the Bethpage Section of the Motor Parkway This Saturday Morning

Aug 20 2019 Brian D McCarthy 3:37 PM

PSEG is utilizing drones to inspect their transmission circuits on ROW’s & RR tracks, Dave. Nifty way of inspecting, but it takes away the patrol truck from flattening the brush and maintaining a wider path. Maybe the drones don’t look down ? Used to joke that I should be driving a Sherman Tank instead of a truck!

From Kleiner's Korner: Investigating a Lost Road in Bethpage

Aug 19 2019 Dave russo 11:46 PM

I walked over to the LIMP from sophia street, notice the vegetation. It never was this bad. First pic is looking north, second looking south.

From Kleiner's Korner: Investigating a Lost Road in Bethpage

Aug 19 2019 Dave Russo 11:39 PM

I was driving right by this area today so I had to stop and see if there were any remnants of this road. Nothing is obvious. See pics. That driveway (looking north from Sophia street) seems like the location the road should be in based on the maps. Maybe another “level” of house was added east to the road. Long Island is pretty famous for maximizing their property space (and subsequent tax dollars!)

Of course I had to poke on the other side of the fence to find a nice line of friendly posts waiting to say hello smile

Poking my head on to the LIMP here one thing that was obvious is This area is a lot more overgrown then it has been in he past. The weeds, thickets, etc are really thick. It doesn’t seem like LIPA really maintains this section at all.

From Kleiner's Korner: Investigating a Lost Road in Bethpage

Aug 19 2019 Howard Kroplick 8:50 PM

Mark Schaier
The Barris Customized Buick

From Mystery Auto #33 Solved: George Barris' 1963 Buick Villa Riviera

Aug 19 2019 Howard Kroplick 8:41 PM

George:
Villa Riviera
Buick Riviera
“For those who think young”
George Barris

From Mystery Auto #33 Solved: George Barris' 1963 Buick Villa Riviera

Aug 19 2019 frank femenias 1:55 PM

Looks like a modified ‘70s Pontiac Grand Prix or Chevy Monte Carlo but all searches went dry. I was confident the two phones on the dash would easily give it away, especially if the car appeared in a movie. Looking forward to learn how this vehicle was located on the web.

From Mystery Auto #33 Solved: George Barris' 1963 Buick Villa Riviera

Aug 19 2019 S. Berliner, III 1:18 PM

Frank, dotted line [-o-o-o-] and scissors (or expansion) gate [XXXX] refer to the 1914 plan, where I marked it as “XXXX” on this excerpt.  I can’t see any such on the 1938 photo; what I do see are barrier posts and rails.  The arrow shows that something moved away from the box to a post across the inbound{?} (outer) lane.  I’m thinking now that that may have designated a padlocked chain across the lane.  Why a chain (or whatever) on one side and the familiar “turn” pike-cum-swinging gate on the other eludes me.  Sam, III

From Malverne Treasure #5: Survey of "Toll Box" and Entrance/Exit Lanes at Rocky Hill Road (April 1914)

Aug 19 2019 Tom 8:58 AM

The second pic is unusual, only one person is looking at the Y Job!
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Howard Kroplick

Several of my photos were a special sneak preview of the exhibit.

From Audrain Exhibit Concept Car #1: The 1938 Buick Y-Job: The First Concept Car

Aug 19 2019 Art Kleiner 5:42 AM

Was the Motor Parkway/Union Turnpike shift part of an overall expansion of the roadways in Brooklyn and Queens.  The attached NY Times article of July, 1930 might indicate such.

From The Expansion of Union Turnpike and the Relocation of the Motor Parkway East of Winchester Boulevard

Aug 19 2019 frank femenias 5:03 AM

Sam, not sure which dotted line but if it’s the line just south of the traffic divider, in the middle of the LIMP entrance between the stalls, that could be the flagpole.

http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/blog/article/the_motor_parkway_western_terminus_in_fresh_meadows_curca_1938

From Malverne Treasure #5: Survey of "Toll Box" and Entrance/Exit Lanes at Rocky Hill Road (April 1914)

Aug 19 2019 Bill Gilmore ` 1:24 AM

Mystery car #33 is a 1963 Buick Riviera customized by ‘Barris Bro’s. Kustoms’ and named the “Villa Riviera”. It was repainted white and used in the 1964 movie ‘For Those Who Think Young’ featuring Nancy Sinatra and James Darren.

From Mystery Auto #33 Solved: George Barris' 1963 Buick Villa Riviera

Aug 19 2019 S. Berliner, III 12:04 AM

Oh, my!  I was thinking pre-closure and the aerial is post-closure.  Sorry ‘bout that.  The kiosk is shown on the 06 Feb 2009 blog post, “The Opening of the Motor Parkway Bike Path- July 9, 1938”.  Sam, III

From Malverne Treasure #5: Survey of "Toll Box" and Entrance/Exit Lanes at Rocky Hill Road (April 1914)

Aug 18 2019 John Ulrich 10:51 PM

1967 Olds Toronado.
Used in CBS series Mannix Season 1 1967-68, (Sat 10 pm time slot).

Made by Roger Baris custom care shop.
Very cool car in its day. Hide-a-way headlights& front wheel drive .

From Mystery Auto #33 Solved: George Barris' 1963 Buick Villa Riviera

Aug 18 2019 frank femenias 7:54 PM

It makes perfect sense. The stalls on both sides of the terminus where placed to park vehicles carrying bicycles. That places this aerial’s date close to July 9, 1938, the official day the bike path opened. I’m guessing the “No through traffic” sign was placed on the gate just north of the booth, or both. That must’ve been an eyesore for Willie K having tried to ride out the unexpected depression collapse. What bad timing! Thanks Al

From Malverne Treasure #5: Survey of "Toll Box" and Entrance/Exit Lanes at Rocky Hill Road (April 1914)

Aug 18 2019 Al Velocci 5:34 PM

Sam, I should have made it clearer, the stall are for bicyclists who arrive by automobile. A booth, which was manned, was erected in the middle of the Parkway ROW just south of Nassau Blvd. Its not clear if one could rent a bike at that point or it was there to stop any automobiles from entering. Perhaps both, Moses made sure the Parkway ROW in Queens would never be used as an automobile road again.

From Malverne Treasure #5: Survey of "Toll Box" and Entrance/Exit Lanes at Rocky Hill Road (April 1914)

Aug 18 2019 Casey DeNicola 5:09 PM

Car was called “Villa Riviera”,and was in “Those Who Think Young”.

From Mystery Auto #33 Solved: George Barris' 1963 Buick Villa Riviera

Aug 18 2019 Steve Lucas 4:57 PM

That’s the “Villa Riviera” which started out life as a 1963 Buick Riviera before it was customized by famous custom car builder George Barris. It had a starring role in the movie “For Those Who Think Young” with James Darren and Nancy Sinatra. It also appeared in the Perry Mason TV show. I think the current owner is Jeffrey B. Goldstein of Warwick, RI. I’m attaching 2 photos from the movie and one from TV.

From Mystery Auto #33 Solved: George Barris' 1963 Buick Villa Riviera

Aug 18 2019 Casey DeNicola 4:52 PM

I believe the car is a series 1 Riviera (1963-65). Don’t know what film it was in or what it was called,but I would bet it was created by George Barris.

From Mystery Auto #33 Solved: George Barris' 1963 Buick Villa Riviera

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