Sunday, April 20, 2014

AMAZING Bridgehampton Film

Thanks to Harlo of The Chicane Blog, which seems to be almost a regular expression of gratitude for the "old timey" stuff, for this link.  People our age have seen some fine old film (and more seems to come to light) of sports car racing in the '50's and '60's.  But this film, and not least the voice-over by an experienced driver, puts it all in perspective:

Can-Am cars raced at Bridgehampton, which seems scarcely believable now.  Some of the best road racing drivers in the world raced there in the late '60's and early '70's.  Bridgehampton is now a golf course that you can walk.  Riverside, in California, had an even more storied history.  Now it is now a shopping mall surrounded by tract housing.

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