A car rally — which was billed as the ‘Bermuda Freedom Car/Bike Rally — was held today [May 2] with a motorcade traveling around much of the island, starting in the City of Hamilton, and heading to the east and west ends, before ending at TN Tatem.
The rally started off at around noon, and Bernews has provided plenty of footage so you can see for yourselves how many people attended, however if you do not have time to watch, the only accurate overview we can provide is by counting vehicles, and it should be noted that the rally spanned hours and we were not at every single location, so the figures represent the locations we filmed from.
In an effort to try and ensure we were only counting those clearly taking part in the rally [and not include anyone accidentally stuck in traffic which included us at one point!] we only counted cars and trucks with signs and/or flashing lights and/or beeping horns, and we did not include bikes in the count as although some looked to be taking part, it was somewhat difficult to determine with complete accuracy.
Fairly close to the beginning on Palmetto Road, there were just under 70 cars/trucks with either signs and/or flashing lights and/or beeping horns, and once it was in the west end, the numbers had approximately tripled, as by using the same method [only counting cars/trucks with signs and/or flashing lights and/or beeping horns] there were over 200 by that time.
If you want to get a ‘feel’ for the event, scroll down to the last video, the live replay from Hamilton, it includes an interview with one of the organisers, a look at some of the signs and more.
Car Rally In Somerset
Aerial View Of Car Rally Leaving Hamilton
Live Replay | Car Rally On Causeway
Live Replay | Car Rally Passes Through Flatts
Live Replay | Start Of Car Rally In Hamilton, Interviews, Signs & More