At The Bridge VI, over 330 remarkable automobiles glistened under blue skies this past Saturday at one of the nation’s most exclusive motorcar events. Collectors and enthusiasts meandered through the former racing grounds taking in the sights, drink in hand. The biggest automotive showing to date for the event, vehicles lined the greens, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Peconic Bay. Beautiful scenery and beautiful cars aligned for a magical afternoon.
The invite-only afternoon hosted an exquisite collection of the world’s most coveted and rarely seen cars, alongside new premieres and recent debuts from top manufacturers. Set on the fairways of The Bridge, the golf club built on the site of the former Bridgehampton Race Circuit, The Bridge rekindles the Hamptons’ historic connection to racing.
For its fifth consecutive year as presenting sponsor, Richard Mille showcased some of its most exceptional timepieces, notably, the new limited-edition RM UP-01 Ferrari, the first watch born of Richard Mille’s partnership with the automaker. At just 1.75 millimeters thick, it’s a triumph of technical prowess and exemplifies a new approach to watch mechanics in which technicity dictates aesthetics.
Returning automobile partners Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, and Pagani each showcased a dynamic collection of vehicles, while Bonhams displayed five vintage automobiles, all scheduled for their upcoming auction, including a 1957 BMW 507 Series II Roadster with Hardtop. New partner, Czinger Vehicles, brought its 21C V Max to make its East Coast debut alongside the 21C high downforce version. Over in the designated Bridge Next area, Rimac, Delage, Hennessey and Gunther Werks each made their event debut showcasing their small production vehicles.
Lift Foils, the original creator of the eFoil and global leader in sales, joined as a first-time partner. To mark the occasion, they created a special edition full-range LIFT3 board featuring the iconic logo of The Bridge auctioned to benefit The Bridge Golf Foundation – one lucky winner took home the board.
At ZEGNA, guests enjoyed the opportunity to design a personalized triple-stitch sneaker and enter to win an extraordinary experience with the brand. This year, the event also welcomed Hästens Beds, who presented one of their finest hand-crafted models, the 2000T, for guests to enjoy its supreme comfort, also sharing traditional Swedish snacks and treats.
Making their way around the lawn, guests were invited to enjoy NetJets full-sized Cessna Citation mockup, visit J.P. Morgan Private Bank, stop by Alcantara’s well-appointed lounge, and enjoy Compass’ immersive experience. Technogym brought some of their latest equipment, designed to perfect one’s swing and maximize performance in their golf game.
This year, The Bridge premiered, either worldwide or on the East Coast, a series of vintage prototypes and show cars feared lost or hidden from public view for many years. The remarkable lineup included the 1967 Ferrari Dino Shooting Brake Prototype by Pininfarina, which made its first public appearance since 1968. Of similar note was the 1968 Monteverdi High Speed Pietro Frua Prototype — previously owned by Gunter Sachs and Brigitte Bardot, the car has never before left Switzerland. Also on display was the 1959 Citroen Squal Geneva show car — a wild design commissioned by Citroen for the 1960 Geneva salon as the company’s answer to Alfa Romeo’s BAT aerodynamic studies.
Of course, the event also featured some of greatest sports and sporting cars of all time, both modern and vintage, with highlights including a 1932 ex-works Talbot built for the Fox and Nicholl racing team, multiple Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonas, the 1962 Ford / Holman Moody Challenger III, a 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada, Porsches developed by the brand’s in-house GT department and the best of Lamborghini from Miura through Aventador.
Some of these cars were also displayed the following day, September 18, at a Cars & Coffee event hosted at the Bridgehampton Historical Society, which was free and open to the public.
For the first time, The Bridge introduced a ticketed Sunday event at the historic Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. The garden party brunch featured a uniquely curated automotive exhibition alongside an extraordinary dining experience from acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The ticketed event benefitted Southampton Youth Services.
The Bridge is a collaboration between Robert Rubin, who has owned the Bridgehampton Race Circuit since 1981 and founded The Bridge golf club in 2002, and the event’s organizers: Shamin Abas, President of Shamin Abas Ultra-Luxury Communications, Brand Marketing & Business Development; and Jeffrey Einhorn, a Manhattan-based attorney and enthusiast.
Said Rubin of the day, “In our sixth year, we are proud to say; it just keeps getting better! It takes an extraordinary team to make this magical day happen and for each dedicated team member I am grateful. I am certain that this year’s guests were thrilled with the out-of-this-world vehicle lineup alongside the luxurious touches each partner brought to enhance the experience.” .