This three-minute film documents the Third Annual Bridgehampton Races held on June 9, 1951. This rare 16-mm film was provided by Walter McCarthy and the Long Island Old Car Club and has not been shown in over 25 years. Prior to the five races held on the streets of Bridgehampton, a Vintage Exhibition Run was held including; Austin Clark's #42 Duesenberg and a Stanley Steamer driven by 79-year old veteran Vanderbilt Cup Race driver Joe Tracy. Check out the unique tow car at the 9 second mark of the film. The feature race in the film is the 25-lap, 100-mile Bridgehampton Cup Race. It was won by Tom Cole driving the #87 Chrysler-Allard. The other 16 cars in the race (in order of their finish) were: 2. #56 Ferrari 195 Coupe driven by Phil Walters 3. #98 Cadillac-Allard driven by Erwin Goldschmidt 4. #81 Fitch-Whitmore Jaguar driven by John Fitch 5. #42 Ferrari 1662 driven by Briggs Cunningham 6. #74 Jaguar XK120 driven by Bob Reider 7. #102 Jaguar XK120 driven by Fred Wacker 8. #2 Cadillac-Meyer Special driven by Bruce Stevenson 9. #4 Ford-Fiat driven by Paul O'Shea 10. #34 HRG driven by Fritz Koster 11. #57 Healey Silverstone driven by Jim Simpson 12. #37 MG driven by Jim Stiles 13. #3 Cisitalia driven by Jim Magee 14. #6 Crosley driven by Steve Lansing 15. #108 Cisitalia driven by Joe Ferguson 16. #103 Chrysler-Allard K2 driven by Fred Zeder 17. #5 MG driven by Jim Pauley More information is available at VanderbiltCupRaces.com.
Auto Racing, 1951, Road Races, Joe Tracy, Vanderbilt Cup Races, Duesenbery, Chrysler, Allards