HERSHEY, PA (September 10, 2013) – Organizers of The Elegance at Hershey weekend of charitable antique car events are proud to announce that this years event was a resounding success! More than 6,000 attendees enjoyed a weekend packed with great vintage racing, a challenging 5k foot race, and a top-notch Concours d’Elegance. The activities of The Elegance at Hershey weekend helped raise the total charitable donations to over $500,000 in just three years of its’ existence. The Elegance raises funds to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes and to protect the rich resource of our nation’s automotive heritage.
The Elegance at Hershey credits the success of the weekend’s events to the many sponsors, car exhibitors, volunteers, and attendees that make the event possible. The Governor’s Cup Best of Show award was received by an unrestored 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900B Spider from the collection of Robert and Sandra Bahre of Alton, New Hampshire. This vehicle also won the Ciao Italy award for best prewar Italian car exhibited. For a full list 2013 of winners, click here.
“Our goal is to present an event that everyone who participates can truly be proud of their association with The Elegance at Hershey. At the same time we strive to provide all participants with a truly unique and memorable experience. Look for new and exciting additions in 2014,” stated Lisa Leathery, Executive Director of The Elegance at Hershey.
Organizers look forward to another great weekend of cars helping causes, which will take place on June 13-15, 2014 at the Hotel Hershey®. The Elegance weekend next year will conclude on Sunday June 15, 2014 an invitational showing of more than 70 of the world’s most sought-after collector cars. The Elegance, steeped in the rich tradition of the original Concours d’Elegance exhibitions in Europe, is open to the public, with lifestyle exhibits, vendors, food and beverages and an opportunity to see some of the world’s most beautiful “automobile art” with the splendid backdrop of The Hotel Hershey®.
Due to its great success over the past three years, The Elegance at Hershey has booked its dates for the next FIVE years. Save the dates for these wonderful weekends: June 13-15, 2014; June 12 – 14, 2015; June 10-12, 2016; June 9-11 2017; June 8-10, 2018.
The Elegance at Hershey is currently seeking high-quality sponsors and vendors for its 2014 events. A wide range of vending and sponsorship opportunities exist. Vendors and business interested in sponsoring and exhibiting at The Elegance at Hershey 2014 should contact Lisa Leathery, at (717) 619-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Mark Usciak
The Elegance at Hershey is a 501( c)(3) charity event showcasing the finest antique and vintage cars to raise awareness and funds in support of JDRF (The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center.