United 37 Schedule Update
Republished from RootesReview June 2018
We’ve planned three days of things to do and cars to see! Don’t miss out!
Please note: Some changes have been made to the originally posted schedule
But we’re updating it here as we know more details
This is the first of several articles highlighting events at this year’s United in Long Island, New York
First: Don’t worry so much about getting there
In a future article, we will provide specifics on a variety of routes to the United, for those driving and trailering their cars (the routes are different). Just know that today as Sy Block drove from New Jersey to Long Island over the George Washington Bridge in the middle of what most people would consider ridiculous traffic. The 8 miles took about a half-hour. That’s the worst part of the trip and it was really not unbearable.
United Registration starts Thursday evening
But come a couple days early and enjoy the area. The hotel rate is good from Monday, September 10 thru the following Thursday, September 20. That’s four days on either side of our event. Make your hotel reservations here: http://bit.ly/2GKK12d
So much to see on Friday
Early on Mother’s Day, Jim Lindner and Event Chair, Sy Block met at the Mansion at Glen Cove to plan the route for the Friday drive. But first they checked out the hotel’s meeting rooms, lobby and sitting rooms, upstairs bar and restaurant, the banquet room and the breakfast buffet. They were impressed by the variety of items offered and the made-to-order omelets. The club’s special $12 price tag makes it a great bargain and a great way to start the day.
After the hotel tour, they headed out to test the route from the Mansion to Sagamore Hill, the home of Teddy Roosevelt. If you sign up for this on the registration, the tour of the amazing house is paid for!
Jim discovered a North Shore route that runs east along Long Island Sound. It’s very picturesque and unlike what most people consider suburban New York. Crossing the Bayville Bridge and going through the village of Bayville was like being transported to the 1950s. The 12-mile route takes approximately 25 minutes and is quite unique.
Following the tour, have lunch anywhere in Huntington, just 6.5 miles east of Sagamore Hill. It has every kind of meal from Burger King to high-end steak houses to everything in between including Mexican, Portuguese, Italian, seafood, Argentine, Turkish and diners. A list of many the places will be supplied in the registration packet.
Following lunch, there are several activity choices all within about 30 miles of our Glen Cove hotel.
Less than 5 miles further is the Vanderbilt Mansion, known as Eagles Nest. The 24-room, Spanish-Revival mansion was built by William K. Vanderbilt between 1910 and 1936. General entrance and tour of Mansion combination is $14.
Whisper Vineyards, also east of the Vanderbilt Mansion in St. James, opens at 3 PM on Friday and will be available for tasting and cheese snacks. The 14-mile route between them and runs along Long Island Sound with spectacular views of the water and Fort Salonga.
A visit to Howard Kroplick’s Waterfront Garage in Roslyn will be scheduled for Friday afternoon. Our banquet speaker’s personal eight car garage/museum includes the third Mustang ever produced and a Tucker that will be shown at Pebble Beach this June. Howard, town historian of North Hempstead, will present his talk on the Vanderbilt Cup Races which were held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910.
Other activities could also include several other nearby mansions, the Nassau County Art Museum (housed in the Frick “Clayton” Estate on 145 acres), shopping in two high-end malls nearby or just strolling through downtown Glen Cove which is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year.
In addition, the hotel provides an indoor and an outdoor pool and may just well be a great place to relax.