The third annual edition of The Bridge returned to The Hamptons on Saturday, September 15, 2018, to unite cars and contemporary art on the grounds of The Bridge, the contemporary golf club built on the site of the historic Bridgehampton Race Circuit.  The invite-only event this year increased its car exhibition from 100 to 164 rare and magnificent automobiles, alongside an expanded contemporary art fair featuring 12 of the world’s most renowned art galleries.

Welcoming guests at the fair was Peter Coffin’s DeLorean, situated on the sand dunes and plastered in cut-out quotes and bumper stickers; an outdoor larger-than-life Tony Matelli bronze Hera sculpture overlooked cars on the greens; and Vito Schnabel gallery presented Building #3, a habitable sculpture by Tom Sachs with luxury details.

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"Building #3" by Tom Sachs at The Bridge, 2018. Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Projects.

"Building #3" by Tom Sachs at The Bridge, 2018. Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Projects.

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Notable cars from this year’s event included a 1957 Maserati 300S XKSS, one of 26 examples built and raced at LeMans, a 1952 Chrysler SWB Ghia Prototype Coupe exhibited at the Paris Auto Show in 1953 which remains the sole vehicle of its design, a 1965 Shelby GT350 R originally raced by famed American drive Mark Donahue, known as “Captain Nice” at The Bridge, and a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/$ Drophead Coupe by Graber.

In addition, the line-up included a smattering of European sports cars including a 1960 Lancia Flaminia SZ, multiple Air Cooled Porsches highlighted by a 1964 356C Cabriolet, and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Pininfarina Rondine Concept.

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Peter Coffin’s DeLorean at The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Peter Coffin’s DeLorean at The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Guests at the exclusive event enjoyed a sunny afternoon sipping fine wines selected by prestige wine & spirits retailer Sherry-Lehmann and enjoying gourmet bites from Smorgasburg.

Attendees at Saturday’s event included: David Muir, Steve Madden, Kelly Rutherford, Lyor Cohen, Vito Schnabel, Tracy Maitland, Howard M. Lorber, Alexandre Mille, Christopher Pagani, Frank Cooper, Roger and Wendy Ferris, Joey Wolffer, Lars Fisk, Zuzanna Buchwald, Polina Proshkina, Nacho Ramos and Whitney Fairchild, Stuart Parr, Xin Li, Michael and Elizabeth Borrico, and Silke and Savas Tsititridis.

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Event organizers Attorney Jeffrey Einhorn, The Bridge Founder/Owner, Robert Rubin, and Shamin Abas, President of Shamin Abas Ultra-Luxury Brand Marketing & Business Development. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Event organizers Attorney Jeffrey Einhorn, The Bridge Founder/Owner, Robert Rubin, and Shamin Abas, President of Shamin Abas Ultra-Luxury Brand Marketing & Business Development. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Howard M. Lorber of Douglas Elliman, Susan Bordeau. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Howard M. Lorber of Douglas Elliman, Susan Bordeau. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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The event was a collaboration between Robert Rubin, who has owned the race circuit since 1981 and founded The Bridge golf club in 2002, and the event’s organizers: Shamin Abas, President of Shamin Abas Ultra-Luxury Brand Marketing & Business Development; and Jeffrey Einhorn, a Manhattan-based attorney.

Presenting sponsor for the event was Richard Mille with additional partners Bell, NetJets, McLaren, Pagani Worldwide LLC, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Karma Automotive, Bugatti, Berluti, Riva, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Bonhams, Burgess, Terrafugia, FIJI Water, Uovo, Sherry-Lehmann and Nicholas Brawer.

"Douglas Elliman is thrilled to have played such a prominent role in this hugely successful event," says Regional Vice President of Sales, Carl Benincasa. "As the leader in luxury real estate, our sponsorship of The Bridge perfectly complimented this showcase of some of the world’s best automobiles, private aircraft and inspiring pieces of art."

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The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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In addition to cars and a contemporary art fair, NetJets exhibited a full-size mock-up of their popular Bombardier Challenger 350; Riva showcasing an Olympic 1973 motorboat alongside a dedicated Riva Lounge; and Bell Helicopter and their Bell 505 Jet Ranger X greeting guests upon arrival.

In addition, there were five hand-crafted hypercars (four limited-production Huayras and one Zonda) by Pagani; a 600LT by McLaren Special Operations; Berluti exhibited its off-the-road collection and their one-off motorcycle created in collaboration with Mecatwin and Triumph Motorcycles.

Also displayed was Karma Automotive’s new special edition, hand-painted James Verbicky Art Car; Rolls Royce’s new Cullinan (their first SUV); Bugatti’s fastest and most powerful super sports car, the Chiron; and Terrafugia’s new Transition prototype - the world’s first practical flying car.

Guests at the exclusive event enjoyed a sunny afternoon sipping fine wines selected by prestige wine & spirits retailer Sherry-Lehmann and enjoying gourmet bites from Smorgasburg.

Continue scrolling to see some of the people and automobiles that made the day a special one.

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The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Christopher Pagani. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Christopher Pagani. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Nacho Ramos, Whitney Fairchild. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Nacho Ramos, Whitney Fairchild. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Shamin Abas, Steve Madden. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Shamin Abas, Steve Madden. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Oz Lem, Stuart Parr. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Oz Lem, Stuart Parr. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Sophia, Savas and Silke Tsitiridis. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Sophia, Savas and Silke Tsitiridis. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Zuzanna Buchwald. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Zuzanna Buchwald. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Wendy Ferris, Roger Ferris. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Wendy Ferris, Roger Ferris. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

The Bridge, 2018. Photograph by Robin Trajano. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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Vito Schnabel, Lizzie and John Tisch. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Vito Schnabel, Lizzie and John Tisch. Photograph by Patrick McMullan and RobRich/SocietyAllure.com. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

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