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Title: The Ghost of Racetracks Past.....
Post by: V8Demon on January 11, 2016, 06:40:12 PM
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BRIDGEHAMPTON - THE DUST AND THE GLORY

It stood at the pinnacle of American car racing during the golden age of the sport in the 50s and 60s. They called it “The Bridge” and mostly they loved and feared the place. Stirling Moss called it the “most challenging course in America ” and routinely it embarrassed world class drivers during the heyday of the Can-Am, Trans-Am and international sports car races. It was a place of wonderfully diabolical natural beauty.

The Bridge is no longer. It’s a private, luxury golf course now. Key portions of the track have been preserved however, and if you listen, you can almost hear the roar of the groundthumpers flying into Millstone corner at 200 mph to the whoop of 80,000 fans.

http://www.bridgehamptonraceway.com/

Took some pics here a couple of weeks ago.... I had invited a rather eclectic group of cars; only Mustangs showed though.  Hey, a week before Christmas, sunny, and 50 degrees in NY?  I'll take it.  Enjoy the photos.

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Title: The Ghost of Racetracks Past.....
Post by: 50tbrd88 on January 11, 2016, 08:19:48 PM
Very cool,  thanks for sharing!
Title: The Ghost of Racetracks Past.....
Post by: thunderjet302 on January 11, 2016, 09:42:24 PM
Cool. Nice pictures :)
Title: The Ghost of Racetracks Past.....
Post by: jpc647 on February 08, 2016, 12:40:22 PM
Damn, It'd have taken a ride out for this!!!!!
Title: The Ghost of Racetracks Past.....
Post by: CARiD on February 11, 2016, 08:12:06 AM
Absolutely awesome pictures, is one of them yours?
Title: The Ghost of Racetracks Past.....
Post by: fast Ed on February 11, 2016, 10:35:51 PM
Cool, didn't realize that anything of it still existed ... thought that it had all been done over and developed for residential buildings.


cheers
Ed