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The Bridge VII: A Golf Course Turned Automotive Showcase

Exclusive Garden Party Unites Car Collectors and Enthusiasts on the Historic Grounds of the Bridge, Formerly a Bridgehampton Race Circuit.

The Bridge VII - A Golf Course Turned Automotive Showcase
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The Bridge VII, presented by Richard Mille, held on September 23, 2023, at The Bridge Golf Club in Bridgehampton, New York, reawakened the lush fairways of this exclusive golf club with a dazzling showcase of over 300 of the world’s most coveted and seldom-seen automobiles. Distinguished as “the world’s premier garden party,” this by-invitation-only gathering paid homage to the Hamptons’ storied racing legacy, commemorating its seventh year of uniting automotive enthusiasts, collectors, and elite manufacturers.

Richard Mille, the presenting sponsor, honored its new sports watch for women, the RM 07-04 Automatic, which is not only embraced by professional racecar drivers but also adorned the wrist of LPGA golfer and Olympic gold medalist Nelly Korda during tournaments. The Richard Mille lounge provided guests with the chance to test their putting skills while enjoying panoramic views of Peconic Bay and this year’s remarkable collector cars.

 

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The Bridge VII, presented by Richard Mille

Courtesy The Bridge

The Bridge VII, presented by Richard Mille

Courtesy The Bridge

Among the automotive highlights, returning partners Lamborghini, Bentley, Czinger Vehicles, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, McLaren, Bugatti, Pagani, Automobili Pininfarina, Polestar, and Lucid showcased their latest offerings. Lamborghini celebrated 60 years, Pagani marked 25 years, and Bentley celebrated two decades along with the conclusion of the W12 engine era. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled the Ghost and Spectre, the world’s first Ultra-Luxury Electric Super Coupé. Bonhams presented a selection of special cars and desirable objects ahead of their fall auctions. Czinger Vehicles displayed their groundbreaking 21C V Max, designed by a combination of human-AI collaboration and additive manufacturing. Lucid exhibited the Lucid Air Sapphire and Lucid Air Pure.

The Bridge Next section, dedicated to small production and specialty vehicles, featured Morgan Motor Company’s stateside return, showcasing two special edition Bridge commission Super 3s, and Bizzarrini displayed its bold new supercar, the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Corsa Revival.

 

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A new addition this year was the Bridge Beach area, celebrating Hamptons and Montauk surf culture. Set on a massive sand bunker, it featured various surf and sand machinery, from 4x4s to dune buggies, along with shaded lounge seating, refreshing drinks, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Joining the event as new partners were Zenvo Automotive, Bollinger Motors, Gateway Bronco, and The Little Car Company, each contributing their share of automotive horsepower. The Little Car Company showcased four miniature classics, including the Aston Martin DB5 Volante, Bentley Blower, Ferrari 250 TR, and a Bugatti. Zenvo Automotive revealed its all-new Aurora model, while Gateway Bronco presented custom and restored vehicles. Eccentrica displayed its Diablo, the ultimate Lamborghini restomod, and the Cincoro tasting bar offered guests delightful sips while strolling the greens. Merrill, a Bank of America Company, and Bespoke Real Estate also joined The Bridge as new partners.

 

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The Bridge VII Automotive Showcase

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Returning partners, such as ZEGNA, offered guests a glimpse into an OASI cashmere showcase, featuring the finest cashmere craftsmanship from the Italian Alps of Oasi Zegna. Technogym provided hands-on experiences with cutting-edge home gym fitness equipment, while NetJets invited guests aboard its Longitude mock-up to showcase its luxury offerings at 30,000 feet. Alcantara welcomed guests into their lounge, showcasing their distinguished materials.

As always, The Bridge featured a remarkable collection of rare and never-before-seen automobiles, including some of the greatest race cars of their time. Notable vehicles included a 1960 Camoradi Corvette, a 1953 PBX H modified SCCA Racer, and a 1966 Lola AAR T70 Eagle with a significant racing history.

 

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The festivities continued the next day with The Bridge at Topping Rose House, offering a classic car exhibition alongside gourmet delights from acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Ticket proceeds from this event benefited Hamptons Community Outreach.

The Bridge is a unique collaboration between Robert Rubin, owner of the Bridgehampton Race Circuit since 1981 and founder of The Bridge golf club in 2002, along with event organizers Shamin Abas and Jeffrey Einhorn. It reimagines the traditional concours event by focusing on celebrating art, design, history, and automobiles rather than competition.

 

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The Bridge VII Founders

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Richard Mille served as the presenting sponsor for The Bridge VII, with partners including NetJets, ZEGNA, Merrill, Bonhams, Technogym, Alcantara, Bespoke Real Estate, Topping Rose House, and a host of renowned automotive manufacturers.

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