The 1909 ALCO Black Beast

The Feature Car Of The GNYR Motor Parkway Memories Meet by Keith Gramlich Those people who name their cars, usually do so affectionately. My parents have always done so with their cars, from “Miss Annabelle Lee” to “Daisy” to “Little Lady”. Even my Dad’s Lincoln Town Car is named “Abe”. We even hear the insurance […]

Numbers Match?

by John Linhardt Longtime members like Rich DiFiglia and Ron Demeiri will tell you how many 20’s – 30’s cars were “altered” in later years, especially Cadillac and Packard. Suddenly a V-12 or V-16 came into existence from an 8 cylinder original factory delivered or body style changed. Now, in present day, the “latest” hoax. […]

YOUR BATTERY By John Linhardt Step #1, Only use “Distilled” water in your car battery to extend life. #2, buy a genuine “battery tender” for your old car. It stays on 24 hours, 7 days a week, charging only when needed. Florida heat is rough on batteries and last longer up in the northern climate.. […]

1937 Dodge D-5 Touring Sedan

I always enjoy speaking with Milan and Pat Sharik and each time I speak with them I learn new and interesting things about cars, tractors and even them! This time, I had the pleasure of talking about Milan and Pat’s 1937 Dodge D-5 Touring Sedan. Most of us have seen their ‘36 Dodge and their […]

The 49th Annual Old Westbury Gardens Spring Meet

by Keith Gramlich You could not have written the script better. A gorgeous day, a gold coast mansion and grounds, well over 400 collector automobiles and all the great people to along with it. Normally, I would say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. However, when you couple all these […]

1953 Chevrolet BelAir

Tom Vitale, with his wife, Ann own the beautiful 1953 Chevrolet BelAir that graces our cover this month. Tom and Ann have been members of the Greater New York Region since 1998. Members know Tom best for the incredible and tireless job he has done for many years on the Queens Farmhouse meet we used […]

1934 Nash Ambassador, Series 1293

By Paul W. Gramlich and Keith Gramlich ‘Big Bertha” as we affectionately call her, is perhaps one of the truly fine classic Nashes to come off the assembly line in Kenosha, WI. The limited production Ambassador series of 1931-1934, represented Nash Motor Company’s try at breaking through the luxury automobile market of the depression years. […]

1966 Dodge Charger

By John S. Fackre I purchased my 1966 Charger on Nov. 13, 1970, only 3 months after beginning my first full time job as an industrial designer, after graduating with a Bachelors of Industrial design degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in May of the same year. When I was about 1⁄2 way through […]

A Trip to the Bayport Aerodrome

An Insight into Blending A Love of Motorized Transit by Althea Travis Another summer trip done with collaborative effort, was the trip to the Bayport Aerodrome. GNYR was joined by members of the Model A Ford Club and hosted by Bill Clifford, GNYR member, and a Model A Club member, and Early Flyer Frank Licari. […]

1973 Mercury Montego GT

by Jack Fisher This month’s cover car belongs to 26 year GNYR member Jack Fisher, who with his wife, Marguerite live in Lynbrook “USA” NY. Jack is a retired auto shop teacher who taught at the Automotive High School in Brooklyn, and has 30 years teaching experience. Jack received the Montego as a 60th birthday […]