The Bridge to Showcase 100+ Rare and Vintage Cars

By Paul Joseph

The second annual edition of The Bridge returned to New York in mid-September, showcasing more than 100 rare and vintage cars alongside a new art fair featuring six world renowned contemporary galleries.

Hosted at its namesake, The Bridge golf club, built on the grounds of the former Bridgehampton Race Circuit and marking its 60th anniversary in 2017, notable cars at this year’s event included a 1957 Jaguar XKSS, the first of sixteen built.

Other models on display included a 1957 Porsche Speedster, originally raced by factory driver Lake Underwood and a veteran of the Bridgehampton Race Circuit, and a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette NART LeMAns race car, one of 17 Corvettes to have competed at LeMans.

In addition, the line-up included multiple Ford GT40s, Mercedes 300SLs, both gullwings and roadsters, and a 1976 Lamborghini Periscopo.

Guests at the invite-only event enjoyed a sunny afternoon sipping fine wines selected by prestige wine & spirits retailer Sherry-Lehmann and enjoying gourmet bites from Smorgasburg. Meanwhile presenting sponsor for the event, Swiss watch manufacturer Richard Mille, displayed several of its newest timepieces as Founder Richard Mille, a vintage car enthusiast himself, perused the vast array of automobiles showcased. 

Private aviation company NetJets were also in attendance, exhibiting a full-size mock-up of their popular Cessna Citation Latitude, while Bell Helicopter and their Bell 429 VVIP greeted guests upon arrival.

The new art fair component was organised by Suzanne Butler, Max Levai, Pascal Spengemann and artist Lars Fisk.  It featured select works from Marlborough Contemporary, David Zwirner, David Kordansky, CANADA Gallery, Karma, and Mitchell-Innes & Nash presented within Lars Fisk-designed doublewide shipping containers.

By Paul Joseph