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In Pictures: 1950s and 60s exotic cars show off during speed week Add to ...

The opportunity to rub fenders, even if only figuratively, with the likes of racing legend Sir Stirling Moss and Walmart's Rob Walton drew enthusiasts to this sunny island in early December to take part in the Bahamas Speed Week Revival. The event - which is planned to be staged annually - is an attempt to re-capture the excitement and magic Nassau Speed Week generated between 1954 and 1966, when European and American drivers competed on an airfield circuit for silver cups and cash in between chasing "pit popsies" at cocktail parties. The revival drew entries ranging from exotic purpose-built sports racers of the type that once ran here to sports cars of the 50s and 60s, with the field rounded out with some moderns. They took part, in-between a succession of social events, in a concours d'elegance, a hillclimb and a sprint race on a sandy shoreline highway course.