1951 Bridgehampton Road Race Film

Our love for the Bridgehampton road race is well known. We even love the later purpose-built race course that has since suffered the ultimate humility—becoming a golf course.

But now is not the time to dwell on these tragedies, for some lovely footage of the 1951 Road Race has surfaced. Not seen in over 25 years, this fantastic film provided by Walter McCarthy and the Long Island Old Car Club showcases such competitors as Briggs Cunningham and John Fitch pushing their mighty Ferrari and Jaguar through a field of Cad-Allards, Healeys, Cisitalias, and MGs on city streets and county roads. This is absolutely marvelous!

3 responses to “1951 Bridgehampton Road Race Film”

  1. […] wonderful clip of the 1951 Road Races at Bridgehampton (here’s another that we featured last year). […]

  2. Mike Jacobsen says:

    It appears that they used a rolling start to the race, which was not generally done then though it is the norm in vintage racing now. A good idea on those roads with no crowd control!

  3. […] Previously on Effyh. Previously on the 1951 Bridgehampton. […]

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