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.
|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|
|1923 Monoposto Special Amilcar|