22 January 2014

The Elegance At Hersheys

The Elegance at Hershey is a charity event showcasing antique and vintage cars to raise awareness and funds in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center (sic). The event  combines sportscars and racing cars with stunning examples of the world's finest vintage cars. This unique show in a garden party setting brings together more than 60 of the world’s rarest classic cars from all eras displayed through the formal gardens behind The Hotel Hershey. In the tradition of European Concours d'Elegance (of whch pebble Beach is an example). the event is a judged show field.
The Grand Ascent is a VSCCA (Vintage Sports Car Club of America) sanctioned hill climb exhibition, where drivers pilot these great vintage race cars up the historic back road to The Hotel Hershey. Modelled on similar events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and paying homage to long standing events such as Mount Equinox, The Grand Ascent relives the excitement of race cars storming up hill to test the mettle of the driver and the machine.
Photos from 2011 & 2013 by Jonathan P. Nelson, James P. Butler, Spherical Harmony and Patrick Cain.

-Mr Fabulous

1954 Mercury XM-800
1926 Hispano-Suiza H6
1938 Peugeot 402 Darl'Mat Roadster
1928 Mercedes SSK
Rolls-Royce Phantom III Sedanca Saloon "Copper Rolls" by Freestone & Webb
1911 Mercedes 37/90HP
1952 Fitch-Whitmore Le Mans Special
1937 Hal sprint car
1949 MGTC Special
1935 Amilcar-Ford Sport Special
Post-war British HRG; Singer OHC power
1934 Maserati 8c 3000
1953 Devin
1923 Monoposto Special Amilcar


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