The Bridge: The Hampton's Most Exclusive Ticket
This year marked the much anticipated, fourth annual event of the Hamptons season. The Bridge returned to the private and extremely exclusive golf club which boasts a $1 million a year membership. Set on site of the historic Bridgehampton Race Circuit and paying tribute to the club’s racing heritage, this invite-only event had guests clamoring to see over 250 collector cars of all shapes and sizes. Everything from classic European sports racing cars to tomorrow’s supercar classics alongside the “September Art Show” curated by Marlborough Contemporary’s Max Levai, was organized on the final fairway combining art and automotive seamlessly. Luxury brands and automakers alike used this exclusive opportunity to do something unrivaled for this carefully curated, hand-picked audience. A variety of installations, product debuts and displays were installed for attendees while presenting sponsor, Richard Mille, showcased the brand’s newest cutting-edge timepieces for both men and women. Lamborghini made quite an entrance as they opened The Bridge IV programming with a stunning 20 supercar Lamborghini parade, with Lamborghini CEO of the Americas Alessandro Farmeschi on-hand to welcome the owners. Guests at the exclusive event enjoyed a sunny afternoon sipping fine wines selected by prestige wine and spirits provider, Sherry-Lehmann, and enjoying gourmet bites from Smorgasburg. Bugatti of the Americas celebrated their rich, unparalleled history marking their 110-year anniversary with an elegant display of historic models. At the same time, Aston Martin made the official East Coast debut of the Valhalla with President of Aston Martin Americas Laura Schwab doing the unveiling. Along with the unveilings, Automobili Pininfarina CEO Michael Perschke presented the brand’s limited-edition, hand-built hyper GT, the Battista to the crowd. Other notable participants include Overfinch North America, who showcased a selection of their Supercharged Range Rovers alongside Koenigsegg displaying their waitlisted Jesko, which happens to be the world’s fastest car. The Agera RS. NetJets wowed the event’s attendees by exhibiting a full-sized mock-up of the new Cessna Longitude Jet, allowing guests to take a tour of the luxury liner. Also, among the exciting participants, Triton Submarines joined the event after completing the last dive of five to the bottom of each of the world’s oceans, displaying their Triton 1650/3 LP, one of the world’s lightest and most compact submersibles ever produced. The art fair component was organized by Max Levai, Pascal Spengemann and Suzanne Butler and featured Lars Fisk-designed custom-built art pavilions. The design of the art show mimicked a small village and included 10 curated pavilions arranged throughout the dunes and seamlessly integrated with the displayed vehicles.