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Elegance at Hershey starts today


Famed Mormon Meteor was best of show at The Elegance at Hershey in 2014 | Elegance at Hershey photos
Famed Mormon Meteor was best of show at The Elegance at Hershey in 2014 | Elegance at Hershey photos

The Elegance at Hershey, a three-day event that harkens to collector car events of the 1950s and ‘60s, takes place this weekend in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and should prove to be another great year for this event.

It kicks off Friday with The Grand Ascent, a vintage-style hill climb for pre-war and early post war cars from the Vintage Sports car Club of America competing for the fastest time up the hill. While not strictly a race, the hill climb is quite competitive and a great opportunity to see historic sporting cars driven in anger.

The Great Ascent continues Saturday, which also marks the introduction of a new event for the weekend — The Concorso Bizarro. This is a concours for the best of the worst — think Ford Pintos, Yugos, Pacers, and the Cadillac Cimmaron to name a few. The Concorso Bizarro is at the same location as the Grand Ascent, so one ticket gets you into two events!

1960 Rockefeller Imperial
1960 Rockefeller Imperial

Saturday also has a number of car collecting seminars on topics ranging on everything from Automotive Art to the Milton Hershey story. One we will be sure not to miss is one by the Keno Brothers on their history in collecting both cars and furniture.

If you have already eaten too much chocolate by Saturday morning, how about some exercise? Well, Hershey has something for you with the Elegance Challenge 5K foot race.  Besides just getting a good workout, all 5K participants get a free admission to the Grand Ascent and Concorso Bizarro.

Saturday’s schedule ends with the gala dinner and charity auction, the see and be seen event of the weekend.

Sunday is the main event — The Elegance, a concours in a garden setting. Some of the finest classic automobiles in the world will be on the lawn for one of the great concours events in the United States.

For more information visit the event website.


Andy Reid
Andy Reid
Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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