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The Elegance at Hershey Announces Show Results

  1948 Daimler DE-36 “Green Goddess,”  owned by Mark Hyman takes Best In Show HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance at Hershey hosted another successful and eye-popping weekend of activities. The 5th year for this event had record-breaking attendance, beautiful weather and some of the most spectacular cars ever seen in one place. The Hotel Hershey was once again the host for three full days of events including The Grand Ascent hill climb for vintage race cars, the 5K Challenge runners’ race, the crazy and unique Concorso Bizarro and, of course, The Elegance Garden Party where spectators could walk among the hotel gardens and over 70 of the world’s finest collector cars in existence. The Elegance has previously donated $560,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the AACA Museum and the AACA The Elegance Board Chairman Michael Rich  (in blazer) presents The Governor’s Cup  to Mark Hyman Library & Research Center. Thanks to the success of this weekend and the generosity of our sponsors and guests, we will once again be able to make a substantial donation to our charities. The Elegance Garden Party on Sunday lived up to its promise. Artistry in Motion was this year’s theme as the magnificent cars looked like works of art nestled on the beautiful grounds of The Hotel Hershey. Each in its own right was a winner, but, in the end, the superb 1948 Daimler DE36 Drophead Coupe owned by Mr. Mark Hyman of St. Louis, MO, drove off with the coveted Elegance at Hershey Best of Show, also known as the Governor’s Cup. Click here for the complete list of winners.  1964 Aston Martin DB5, one of two built for the Goldfinger movie wins People’s Choice Award Oscar Davis’s 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C2300B Mille Miglia, the Founder’s Award winner Not to be forgotten, the Concorso Bizarro also had an impressive group of entrants and awards were chosen there also. The Hagerty Youth opted to bestow their award on the fabulous Cartoon Truck owned by Bob Luczun of Clifton, NJ, while our celebrity judge, Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, decided on two Best of Show winners – the Hillbilly Model A Truck owned by John Kauffman of Shermandale, PA, and the Coffin Rod designed and built by Dustin Chestnut of Newmanville, PA.   On Friday and Saturday the Ascent at Hershey saw 25 cars racing the historic hill course in the back of The Hotel Hershey. The Ascent brings out some amazing historic race cars and this year was no exception and even included a 16-cylinder Bugatti! Charity rides were given in these cars at noon and more than one patron was found cleaning the bugs off their teeth. Graham Long in his Lotus Super Seven was once again the quickest over the weekend.   Saturday also saw men and women of all ages racing up and down the same course that the race cars ran and...

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Check Out This Unique Silent Auction Item! NASCAR XFINITY BRANDING RIGHTS

Check Out This Unique Silent Auction Item! NASCAR XFINITY BRANDING RIGHTS   Advertise your business to millions!!! For more information, contact Michael Rich ASAP at 570-205-6453.   About The Elegance at Hershey The Elegance at Hershey, a 501 (C) (3) organization based in Hershey, PA, was established in 2010. In its first four years, The Elegance at Hershey has donated over $550,000 to its three charities, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), The AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center. Contributions are facilitated by significant sponsor support. Together with a great team of volunteers and donors, The Elegance is excited to move forward with the 2015 event. The event will be held on June 12, 13 and 14, 2015.    The weekend-long program commences with the Grand Ascent on Friday and Saturday (a vintage race car hill climb), Saturday’s 5K Challenge (a 3.1 mile foot race on the hill climb course), followed by the Saturday evening dinner and auction. The weekend culminates with the spectacular Concours on Sunday. New events this year will be the Concorso Bizarro (an assemblage of off-beat automotive oddities) and seminars that both novice and experienced collectors will enjoy. Adding to the excitement are our special guests including Wayne Carini, host of the very popular TV show Chasing Classic Cars; Rick Doubleday, the Executive Vice President and CCO of DexCom; along with the Keno Brothers, best known from TV’s The Antiques Roadshow. Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho and a Type 1 diabetic, will also grace us with her presence throughout the weekend.     For additional information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com....

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The Elegance at Hershey is the Hottest Ticket in Town! DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!!

HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance at Hershey is a three-day event for cars and causes that draws over 5,000 visitors and supports JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), The AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center. Weekend highlights include: 40+ vintage race cars charging up the historic Hershey Hill in The Grand Ascent, a unique 5K runners’ race where the runners run the same course as the race cars do, the NEW Concorso Bizarro which puts on display those mechanical misfits, automotive abhorrences and the tackiest cars you will ever see, and the Concours d’Elegance – a world-class invitational of more than 70 of the rarest, most spectacular collector cars on display throughout the gardens of The Hotel Hershey®. Here are all of the details… Who: The Elegance at Hershey What: Three-day event for cars and causes When: June 12-14, 2015 Where: The Hotel Hershey®, Hershey, PA Information & Purchase Tickets: www.TheEleganceAtHershey.com, 717-534-1910 Overview: The Elegance at Hershey, a 501 (C) (3) organization based in Hershey, PA, was established in 2010. In its first four years, The Elegance at Hershey has donated over $550,000 to its three charities, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), The AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center. We typically draw more than 5,000 visitors to our weekend-long celebration. Come Experience a Weekend Like No Other: The Grand Ascent June 12 & 13, 9 a.m. – 4p.m., $10 tickets Enjoy the thrill of 40+ vintage race cars charging up the historic Hershey Hill in a timed competition. 5K Challenge June 13, 6:45 a.m. – 9 a.m., $25 per entry, $30 day of race A unique 5K runners’ race – run the same course as the race cars do! $1,500 in prizes offered. Concorso Bizarro – NEW!! June 13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Free to the public This unusual car show brings together those mechanical misfits, automotive abhorrences and the just plain tacky in this brand new event. The Concours d’Elegance June 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., $25 tickets A world-class invitational of more than 70 of the rarest, most spectacular collector cars on display throughout the gardens of The Hotel Hershey®. Car owners, hotel guests and those who appreciate automotive history, gather for a day of mutual admiration and relaxed camaraderie.Sprinkled among the fabulous and famous cars will be tents filled with lifestyle displays, automotive art, celebrity guests, wine sampling and much more. Celebrities Attending: Wayne Carini, host of the very popular TV show Chasing Classic Cars Keno Brothers, best known from TV’s The Antiques Roadshow Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho 2014 and aType 1 diabetic who made international headlines after being crowned in July because of her decision to proudly wear her insulin pump while competing at Miss Idaho and later at Miss America 1964 James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5, the World’s Most Famous Car used in the movie Goldfinger Rick Doubleday,...

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The Elegance Pauses to Honor Memorial Day & Celebrate the Beginning of Summer

  Announces Three Top Race Cars Appearing at This Year’s Event HERSHEY, PA – The unrelenting clock ticks closer and closer to The Elegance at Hershey weekend. Preparations are underway at a frenetic pace to ensure the weekend event is a spectacular one. We have welcomed back many of our past sponsors and donors and have added a number of new ones, too. The excitement is building from every corner. Folks at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the AACA Museum and the AACA Library and Research Center have lent valued members of their staffs to assist us in completing the myriad of tasks necessary to present our weekend-long celebration. As we become more and more immersed in the task at hand, we want to take a step back, catch our breath for a minute and remember what the upcoming holiday weekend represents. First and foremost, Memorial Day is our day to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. As officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle. Through the years it has become somewhat of a holiday to celebrate rather than to reflect, and perhaps those who have gone before would agree it should be. The second thing Memorial Day brings to mind for most people is summer. In fact, many refer to it as the unofficial start to the summer season. And, if you are a racing buff or just love the fast action of the cars on the track, you are probably aware that this weekend marks the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Millions of us will watch in awe as 33 cars take the green flag and charge into Turn 1 in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. About three hours and 250 laps later, one will emerge as the victor. There are several very special race cars taking part in this year’s Elegance event. Their provenance may not be associated with Indy, but they are extraordinary examples of the race cars of the past. Here are just three of the 75+ antique cars that will take part in The Elegance events from June 12-14: David R. Addison’s Ford-Auburn Special This race car began life as a 1933 Ford, maintaining its frame and front axle as well as the rear deck, part of the rear quarters and the internal firewall. The rear axle is from a 1940 Ford. The front brakes...

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Even If High-Test Gasoline Doesn’t Run Through Your Veins, You Can’t Miss These Attractions

HERSHEY, PA – We are pleased to announce three new events for this year’s Elegance at Hershey. These events are designed for both the car-lover and for those who just love history. We have crafted these new events to work within the confines of the various traditional activities of the weekend-long Elegance celebration yet not detract from the Elegance guests’ ability to enjoy our spectacular automotive displays. Reservations are required for all events listed.   Hershey Gardens: A Tour of History & Horticulture – Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m. Join us for this 45-minute tour of Hershey Gardens, given by Horticulture Specialist Barbara Whitcraft, as she shares Hershey Gardens’ rich history and horticultural excellence. Hershey Gardens was created in 1937, when Mr. Hershey was approached to sponsor a national rosarium in Washington, D.C. Instead, he decided to create a garden in Hershey where he and the community could enjoy it. The original 3 1/2 acre rose garden opened to the public in 1937. By 1942, Hershey Gardens expanded to a dazzling 23-acre botanical garden. Hershey Gardens is now filled with beautiful theme gardens, colorful seasonal displays, unique trees, a magnificent outdoor Butterfly House and 5,000 breathtaking rose bushes. Advanced reservations are required for this event and there will be a fee for this tour. MAKE A RESERVATION & PAY HERE.   Three Complimentary Seminars – Saturday, June 13 running 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. These seminars will be conducted in the Terrace Room at the Hotel Hershey®. These complimentary seminars are open to anyone and completely free of charge. Each seminar is limited to 100 attendees, so you must reserve your spot by calling 717-566-7100 x101. One Man’s Vision: Milton S. Hershey (1-1:45 p.m.) Explore Milton Hershey’s life from his early impoverished beginnings to his ultimate success with the Hershey Chocolate Company. His belief in sharing his wealth and using it to benefit others led him to build a modern chocolate factory and a model industrial town for his workers. Developing the town and establishing a school for orphan children was Milton Hershey’s enduring passion. This presentation features many images from the Hershey Community Archives’ extensive photograph collection as well as excerpts from the Archives’ extensive collection of oral history interviews. This seminar is presented by Ms. Pamela Whitenack. Ms. Whitenack has been employed as an archivist for over 30 years. For the past 29 years, she has been employed by the Hershey Community Archives. In 1990, she became Archivist and Director of the Archives. In that capacity, she is responsible for managing active archives serving the corporate and local community in Hershey. Hershey Community Archives is the primary resource for the study and understanding of Milton S. Hershey, his vision, his legacy and the community. Ms. Whitenack is co-author of Images of America: Hershey, a pictorial history of the community, published in 2000 by Arcadia Publishing, and the author of Images of America: Hersheypark, 2006.   Leigh...

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500 Feet Expected to Pound the Pavement in this Year’s Elegance 5K Challenge

HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance at Hershey 5K Challenge is a certified chip-timed 5K race that runs behind the picturesque Hotel Hershey® on June 13, 2015. Participants are challenged early, running the same Grand Ascent hill climb course that dozens of vintage race cars will attack upon completion of the 5K foot race. The descent takes runners on a scenic, tree-lined path that leads to the flat and fast section of the race along the Swatara Creek. The home stretch is lined with magnificent race cars, adding yet another dimension to the runners’ experience. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers and medals will be given to first, second and third place finishers in six different age categories. All runners will receive goodie bags that include, among other things, a race-tech commemorative shirt and two passes to the Grand Ascent. “The Elegance 5K Challenge is just that, a challenge!” states Holly Simpson, Board Member and Chairperson for the 5K Challenge. “Rewarding its runners with beautiful scenery, vintage race cars and (of course) lots of goodies, this race helps The Elegance’s primary beneficiary, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in its quest to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes as well as the AACA Museum and the AACA Library and Research Center. I’ve learned a lot about runners while working on this event and, simply put, runners love a challenge and they love a good cause. The Elegance 5K Challenge is a win/win!” Do you want to Conquer the Challenge? You can register now online for the race or first thing race-day morning on location. Click here for details about the 5K Challenge.  To register online for the 5K Challenge, click here.  Click here for more information about The Elegance event.  About The Elegance at Hershey The Elegance at Hershey, a 501 (C) (3) organization based in Hershey, PA, was established in 2010. In its first four years, The Elegance at Hershey has donated over $550,000 to its three charities, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), The AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center. Contributions are facilitated by significant sponsor support. Together with a great team of volunteers and donors, The Elegance is excited to move forward with the 2015 event. The event will be held on June 12, 13 and 14, 2015.  The weekend-long program commences with the Grand Ascent on Friday and Saturday (a vintage race car hill climb), Saturday’s 5K Challenge (a 3.1 mile foot race on the hill climb course), followed by the Saturday evening dinner and auction. The weekend culminates with the spectacular Concours on Sunday. New events this year will be the Concorso Bizarro (an assemblage of off-beat automotive oddities) and seminars that both novice and experienced collectors will enjoy. Adding to the excitement are our special guests including Rick Doubleday, the Executive Vice President and CCO of DexCom (company will be honored for its accomplishments in diabetic care), along with...

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