The Bridge showcases an array of rare automobiles—from vintage models and race cars to the top sports cars in the world.
Our resident style icon takes us behind the seat of the Hamptons' most exclusive automobile event, The Bridge.
Samantha Angelo at last year’s car exhibition.
The Bridge (thebridgehamptons.com), now entering its seventh year, is one of the nation’s most prestigious and exclusive annual automobile events. The car exhibition takes place on a pristine private golf course situated on Long Island’s highest point, the original grounds of the Bridgehampton Race Circuit. Having no judges and awards, The Bridge sets a collective celebratory tone of art, design and history—a shared vision between founder Robert Rubin; Shamin Abas, president of her namesake ultraluxury marketing firm; and Manhattan attorney and automotive aficionado Jeffrey Einhorn.
The Bridge VII will return Sept. 23. The annual automotive event is by invitation only and presented by luxury watchmaker Richard Mille, which will pay tribute to its new sports watch for women, the RM 07-04 Automatic. The exhibition will include more than 300 of the world’s most coveted rare automobiles, recent debuts from top manufacturers and premieres.
This season, The Bridge draws upon its racetrack archives, highlighting several race cars that previously graced the iconic East End track. The lineup features one of the most feared H-Mod cars in the East, a 1953 PBX H modified SCCA racer that won over 45 races, including wins at Bridgehampton, along with a 1966 Lola AAR T70 Eagle, driven by Dan Gurney who won the 1966 Bridgehampton Can-Am race. This car represents the only win in the entire Can-Am race series (1966-1974) for a Ford engine. Some of these cars will also be displayed the following day, Sunday, Sept. 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., for the Cars & Coffee event hosted at the Bridgehampton Museum, which is open to the public.
Across the street and right after Cars & Coffee, The Bridge will return with its second annual garden party brunch at Topping Rose House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, live jazz and cuisine prepared by host chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, all in the company of this season’s most exceptional automobiles.
Tickets are available for purchase for $275 per person, with a portion of sales benefiting Hamptons Community Outreach.