Marking its 5-year anniversary in 2021, The Bridge returns to the hallowed grounds of the original Bridgehampton Race Circuit – now the cutting-edge golf club, The Bridge, on Saturday, September 18th.
One of the nation’s most original and exclusive annual automotive events, this invitation-only exhibition, presented by Richard Mille, will feature more than 250 incredibly rare cars of great provenance sourced from collectors around the globe and arranged in automotive splendor across the rolling fairways overlooking the Peconic Bay.
Returning for its 4th year as presenting sponsor is Richard Mille, which in keeping with the theme of the day, will spotlight two of its automotive-inspired watches, both introduced in 2021: the RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillion McLaren Speedtail and the RM 029 Automatic Le Mans Classic.
Making its North American debut, the Calder BMW Art Car (Artist’s Proof) will be presented at The Bridge. Coming just weeks off of its first reveal at the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, for the opening of “Alexander Calder; Minimal/Maximal,” the Artist’s Proof, conceived by BMW Group Classic for the Calder Foundation, realizes Calder’s dream of creating his own example of the first BMW Art Car, operating as the kinetic work of art that the artist intended.
Following its North American unveiling at Pebble Beach, Ferrari will display the new 296 GTB an evolution of its famed mid-rear-engined berlinetta sports car, with a new V6 engine coupled with a plug-in (PHEV) electric motor delivering up to 830 cv, alongside an array of models that showcase the marque’s unparalleled racing history.
Two important anniversaries will be celebrated as Lamborghini marks 50-years of the Countach with an assembly of vintage models. The brand will also display an Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae, concentrating the purest features of all Aventador editions into a perfect finale. Pagani will recognize the 10-year anniversary of the Huayra, with four iterations of the hypercar on-site. Bugatti returns to the event, this time with the Chiron Pur Sport and Chiron Super Sport. McLaren’s 765LT Spider will be on display, as will Lucid with several of their latest models. Coming off its North American reveal at Pebble Beach, Aston Martin will showcase the Valhalla, and De Tomaso will also return to the event with an impressive line-up.
On the aviation side, NetJets will bring its full-sized Cessna Longitude mock-up. Guests will discover the Fall 2021 collection from Giorgio Armani, who joins as a first-time partner this year. Technogym, the world leading producer of design and technology-driven smart connected fitness equipment, will display some of its latest products. Compass comes on board as the event’s real estate partner and J.P. Morgan Private Bank also returns as an esteemed partner of the event.
The vintage automotive showcase is more spectacular than ever with a selection of incredible cars curated from collectors all over the world. This exhibition is set to include: each of the three GTO (“Gran Turismo Omologato) models produced by Ferrari, 250, 288 and 599; one of each model from the Ferrari Challenge racing series (348, 355, 360, 430, 458, 488); a gathering of Jaguar XJ220s; the full collection of great Jaguars of yesteryear (XKC, XKD, XKSS); a large collection of vintage Lamborghinis, including the Miura, Espada and Jarama; the full collection of modern McLaren Longtails (600LT, 675LT, 765LT), as well as the Senna GTR and Sabre; a gathering of Mercedes 300SL gullwing and roadsters; extraordinary Porsches, including speedsters, cup cars, GT cars, 2.7 RSs and two 935s; alongside a number of surprises that will only be revealed to those attending the event. Some of these cars will also be displayed the following day at a Cars & Coffee event hosted at The Bridgehampton Museum, which is open to the public from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
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 Brand Marketing & Business Development; and Jeffrey Einhorn, a Manhattan-based attorney.
A re-imagining of a typical concours event, at The Bridge, there is no judging and no awards. The co-founders have a shared vision for the event that is about celebrating art, design, history and automobiles – not about competition.
Said Rubin, “We are happy to be back after taking a break in 2020. This year promises to be more exciting than ever before. Some of the cars expected to be showcased are truly spectacular works of art and exemplary models of horsepower. When my partners and I conceived of this event five years ago, we never imagined it would become one of the most anticipated automotive events of the year. It’s been wonderful watching it grow year over year and we are thankful to our sponsors – and all of the collectors – for making it all possible.”
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