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Start Your Engines: The Bridge Showcases Classic Cars and Fine Art Sept. 16, 2017

Submitted by on August 14, 2017 – 12:03 pmNo Comment

 

While the streets of the Hamptons are full of luxury vehicles (some being driven better than others), you may not know that Bridgehampton was home to one of the finest race tracks in its day. Before there were village wide speed limits of 20 mph, the track epitomized the need for speed.

The Bridge, the uber cool golf club from owner Bob Rubin with the sleek spoke-wheeled, glass club house designed by architect Roger Ferris sits on the site of the Bridgehampton Race Circuit which dates back to 1957 and attracted the likes of Mario Andretti, Richard Petty, and Stirling Moss.

This is hallowed ground to auto enthusiasts and makes it the perfect place for The Bridge: Where Cars and Art Collide presented by Richard Mille on September 16th. The links come alive with some of the rarest and finest driving machines on the planet.  The invitation only event will feature more than 100 rarely seen vintage cars from private collectors and an art component highlighting six leading contemporary art galleries CANADA, Karma, David Kordansky Gallery, Marlborough Contemporary, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, and David Zwirner. Artworks will be presented in custom doublewide shipping containers designed by artist Lars Fisk.  Get a front seat view from this video.

Last year’s inaugural launch impressed even the finest connoisseurs and already put it on a track to become a classic car show on par with Pebble Beach. As a neophyte, I was thrilled to be educated by those more knowledgeable where the crowd is as interesting as the cars and art.

 

The Bridge 2017 boasts sponsorship partners: Richard Mille (thought to be attending and perhaps presenting several cars from his incredible collection), Bell Helicopter showcasing their brand new 429VVIP, NetJets with a full-size mock-up of a Cessna Latitude, Burgess Yachts, Nicholas Brawer, McLaren, Pagani and Karma Automotive. Hey, a girl’s gotta dream.

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