With so many exclusive opportunities during the Bahamas Speed Week Revival, it’s difficult to single out any one element, but if you had to choose one as the event favorite, the smart money is on Concours day. Taking place on the ultra-exclusive Lyford Cay Estate with its stylish colonial-style Clubhouse as the backdrop, the prestigious Lyford Cay Concours d’Elegance is judged by a team of experienced and internationally renowned experts. While they deliberate over their choices, the entrants are treated to a sumptuous lunch in the Clubhouse, after which the trophies are awarded. These include a fabulous two-foot-high, solid silver ex-motor racing trophy and a Governor’s Trophy from one of the original Speed Weeks, and are as unique as the location.
While interest in the winners’ cars has grown over the years, so has that shown by the Lyford Cay residents—none more so than the man who is inextricably linked with the Bahamas and who made James Bond a household name, Sir Sean Connery (pictured above). From an interested spectator in the first year to joining the entrants for lunch last year and happily posing for photos with the prize-winning cars (pictured above) and signing autographs for their proud owners.
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