The Hamptons is gearing up for its 25th annual Bridgehampton Road Rally, presented by the Bridgehampton Museum
, on Saturday, October 7 at 9 a.m. to celebrate the area's racing heritage.
"Since 1915 the Bridgehampton area has been steeped in racing history, first as part of the local Firemen's Summer Carnival, then as high-speed races that reached 100 mph on local streets," explained Bridgehampton Museum Executive Director Dr. John Eilertsen. "When street racing was outlawed by New York State the soon to be world famous Bridgehampton Race Circuit opened in 1957 on 500 acres of open land just north of the hamlet."
This year's Rally will feature four components: a judged show, a parade, a historic trivia quest, and a special timed component. The Rally route is approximately 60 miles and will include four stops to collect poker cards and stops for historic trivia sites. The journey should take roughly three hours to complete. 1969 and newer cars will leave from The Bridgehampton Museum's Corwith grounds at 12 p.m. and vintage cars will follow at 12:30 p.m.
"For over 35 years races of international importance took place on its winding course. When the Circuit finally shut down, local enthusiast Jeffrey Vogel and the Bridgehampton Museum (then known as the Bridgehampton Historical Society) organized the first Vintage Sports Car Road Rally to commemorate and keep alive the hamlet's racing history," shared Dr. Eilertsen. "Today our rally is a non-timed leisurely tour throughout our scenic and historic community."
A vintage photo of the Bridgehampton Road Rally during its original days. (Courtesy Photo)
Anyone with a car from 1960 and earlier is eligible to join the tour. New vintages will be considered on a case-by-case basis and motorcyclists are also encouraged to join. The route features little known roads, beautiful vistas, and historic community sites. Drivers will receive a tour bag, complete with a route book and other necessary information, as well as a box lunch prior to departure. Once the event begins, cars can either drive as a group or go on their own. Once all participants have completed the course and returned to The Bridgehampton Museum, the awards ceremony will begin and stories can be shared about the day's trip.
"The route uses public roads complete with local traffic and includes stops at historic sites and related trivia questions," Dr. Eilertsen added. "Entrants should be adept at driving and map reading to participate."
Car entrance tickets are $125 for the Rally and $100 for the tour. The event is free for spectators and gates open at 10 a.m. to the Public.
The Bridgehampton Museum is located at 2368 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. For more information, call 631-537-1088 or visit www.bridgehamptonrally.org.
Sydney Braat is a Hamptons-raised and NYC-living journalist. She enjoys splitting her time between the bustling city life and relaxing atmosphere of the Hamptons. When she's not writing, Sydney is traveling. She thrives off of new experiences, cultures, cuisine, and languages. Sydney writes about the arts, philanthropy, food & wine, and shopping.
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!
Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices
from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968
CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall
Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community
Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience
and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant.
Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.
Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.
Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.
WordHampton Public Relations
We build client revenues and reputations.
Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.
Big Brunch Box-delivered in The Hamptons
BIG BRUNCH BOX. Your favorite gourmet brunch foods for weekend eating with friends and family, ordered with ease and conveniently dropped at your doorstep in The Hamptons every Friday with fanatical attention to quality.