October 5, 2013 admin No comments exist

October 2013: The annual BHRG celebration of the Bridgehampton Race Circuit and rally through the back roads of the Hamptons is scheduled for October 5th.

October 1, 2011 admin No comments exist
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Before the crowds. The Bridgehampton Race Circuit display. PK

October 2011: Maybe it was the threat of rain, but when the GT40, D-Type Jag, and Lister rumbled into the exhibition grounds through the fog early on Saturday Oct 1 for the Bridgehampton Days Festival, it felt just a bit like Le Mans in its heighday. This awe-inspiring machinery and much more was on display at BHRG’s annual celebration of the Bridgehampton Race Circuit and rally through the backroads of the Hamptons. If you haven’t already been, make plans to join us next year. Meantime, check out Andrew Hartwell’s portfolio of some of the great cars and drivers that made Bridgehampton famous and press coverage of our event. See our 2011 photo gallery below:

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October 1, 2010 admin No comments exist

October 2010: On a brilliant Fall day, the Bridgehampton Racing Heritage Group again hosted a celebration of the world-famous Bridgehampton Race Circuit. The event was held in conjunction with the annual vintage car rally at the Bridgehampton Historical Society. Hundreds of fans of The Bridge came together to renew old friendships, meet the heroes of their youth, buy memorabilia, watch Bridgehampton films, and see and hear some magnificent historic race cars. For a few hours, it almost felt like pit lane in the ‘60s again (minus the wind and sand).

 

See our 2010 photo gallery below: Bridge Days 2010 Photos

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Stay tuned for the video that’s currently in production. And if you didn’t make it this year, join our mailing list and stop by next year. We’ll be bigger and better than ever!

October 3, 2009 admin 1 comment

October 2009: Customers at the Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen saw seismic waves ripple through their coffee when Jan Nelson fired up his Shelby Notchback Trans-Am Mustang at Bridgehampton Racing Heritage Group’s annual ‘I Survived The Bridge’ celebration. The event brought together drivers and cars that had contested some of the most notable races held at the Bridgehampton Race Circuit. Despite monsoon-like conditions, about 100 people showed up to relive history, watch movies, comb through unique exhibits and share stories of legend and foolishness. We hope you’ll join us next year!

 

BHS__1_webThree legendary Porsche Carrera 6’s (known as Batmobiles in their day) contested the inaugural Can-Am race at Bridgehampton on September 18, 1966. Two of those drivers, Joe Buzetta and Herb Wetson (pictured here), were reunited in Bridgehampton this October to pay tribute to The Bridge and meet other racers. “We had a wonderful time,” said Herb, who regaled the crowd with stories of the parties at Bridgehampton and Sebring.

 

BHS_2(Left) Peter Klebnikov, Jan Nelson, Frank Dobias and Guy Frost (representing the Upside Down club) with the Shelby Notchback with which Jan braved the rains in the 1970 Trans-Am. The hardware was won by Bob Grossman for the 1963 FIA Double 500 race.

 

 

BHS_3_web(Left) Part of the unique collection of Bridgehampton photos, posters, trophies and race cars. Joe Buzzetta brought along two delectable Porsches, a 904 and below it, the Carrera 6 with which he won his class in the celebrated 1966 Can-Am event.

 

January 8, 2009 admin No comments exist

January 2009: Watch a rare video of the great 1968 Can-Am. It features memorable footage of winner Mark Donohue charging over the hill at the back of the pits into what he called “the roughest, most challenging part of the course.” BTW; if anyone has film footage of racing and people at Bridgehampton, please dig it out and contact us! We’re interested!

BTW; if anyone has film footage of racing and people at Bridgehampton, please dig it out and contact us! We’re interested!