1960's: The Golden Age at The Bridge
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1960's Race Programs, Articles,
Posters and more!
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Awaiting the start of the 1962 Bridgehampton 400, tension builds on the front row with Pedro Rodriguez, Alan Connell and Bob Holbert in this great Road & Track cover.
In the 60's, Bridgehampton grooved along with the rest of the country. Event poster for the '67 Can-Am.
With its vibrant colors, Bridgehampton has graced quite a few book covers. This great cover by the well-known journalist Karl Ludvigsen (www.ludvigsen.com) shows Echo Valley about as loud as it ever got!
For artists, Bridgehampton was always irresistible. Among many who flocked there, lured by the vibrant colors of the sand, the bay and the cars, was noted painter George Gach. A native of Hungary, Gach came to the U.S. and indulged his love of cars by frequent trips to The Bridge. His oil of pit action during the 1967 Can-Am is a testament to the American love of speed.
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Moments before the start of the 1967 USRRC, Mark Donohue confers with Roger Penske. Mark won.
1968 Can-Am: Pedro Rodriguez' Ferrari gets new tires, with Lothar's McLaren in the background. Yes, we know its just a Kodak Instamatic shot, but doesn't this image crystallize the excitement of the pits at The Bridge on race day? Photo Courtesy of Robert Raymond
Douglas Mesney Gallery '67, '68, '69
Douglas Mesney was perhaps the most creative racing photographer working in the 1960s and Bridgehampton fired his imagination.
Says Mesney, who was on assignment for Car and Driver: "I had so much competition for the "normal" shots, that I went out to look for "other perspectives!"
The result: these beautiful, dreamlike images. To acquire prints of these classic shots, please visit Douglas at Incredibleimages.com
Mario Andretti gets ready to turn a hot qualifying lap for the 1968 Can-Am in his Lola Ford.