Edward Hugo Featured by Litigation Commentary & Review

Posted on Wednesday, 01 May 2013

How to make a perfect beach even better: take the clear blue Caribbean water, white coral sand, and add a red Viper. That is what Edward Hugo did to compete in the Second Annual Bahamas Speed Week Revival ("BSWR"). Mr. Hugo, driving a 2008 Dodge Viper, scored a hat trick in the Super Car division, winning the hill climb, practice race, and circuit sprint.

The BSWR has resurrected racing in the Bahamas. The Nassau Speed Week originated in 1954, venued on the old Windsor Airfield in Nassau. Calendared at the conclusion of the European racing season, the event afforded the best teams from America and Europe an opportunity to compete on neutral ground and end the year with a vacation in the sun. As the event grew in popularity, it moved to Oakes Field and included the Nassau Trophy Race, Resident race and Formula Junior race until the last race occurred in 1966. The list of participants is a Who's Who of great drivers, including: Carroll Shelby, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Pete Luvely, Masten Gregory, Bruce McLaren, A.J. Foyt, Mark Donahue, Jim Hall, Roger Penske, Stirling Moss, Ricardo Rodriguez, and Alfonso De Portago. And, the most iconic cars of all time competed in Nassau: Ferrari GTOs, A.C. Cobras, Corvette Grand Sports, Chaparrals, Scarabs, Aston-Martins, Lolas, and Maseratis.


The Revival is a week-long event that includes a high speed island tour, road show, charity ball, and concours d'elegance. The week culminates with the racing events, a hill climb, and a timed circuit sprint on a specially constructed (and re-constructed due to hurricane Sandy) street course in Arawak Cay which borders the Caribbean Sea between downtown Nassau and Cable Beach. Fifty participating cars were divided into three categories: Vintage (pre-1967) Race, Touring and Super Cars, including Mr. Hugo's Viper.


In the Hill Climb, from Arawak Cay to the historic Fort Charlotte, Edward Hugo dominated the Super Car division, establishing the lowest time of any competitor. The final day consisted of a practice race and a timed sprint (best lap time) around a road course in Arawak Cay and Mr. Hugo won both the Super Car practice race (earning a spot on the cover of The Nassau Guardian) and the sprint, again setting the lowest lap time.

Edward Hugo is a name partner at Hugo Parker, LLP in San Francisco. Mr. Hugo specializes in products liability, personal injury, toxic tort and environmental actions, with an emphasis on trial practice.


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