June 8-10, 2018
The festivities commence with The Grand Ascent, a vintage hill climb exhibition in the European tradition, where drivers pilot some of the finest historic race cars up the historic back road to The Hotel Hershey®. Modeled on similar events such as England’s Goodwood, and paying homage to ongoing events such as Mount Equinox and Pikes Peak, The Grand Ascent appeals to enthusiasts and curious spectators alike. Sanctioned by the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA), the two-day hill climb event includes a sponsor /vendor area for marketing to participants and the general public.
Cars & Coffee will be returning again on Saturday, June 9, adding to the celebration and the sophistication of our three-day event.
Following the Grand Ascent on Saturday, there will be a gala themed night time party and fun-filled celebration for the benefit of the charities. Naming rights and sponsor visibility opportunities are available. The event reaches a crescendo the following day, with the highlight of the weekend, The Elegance. Modeled after the finest concours in Europe and America, The Elegance is a genteel garden party featuring the world’s finest collector cars, arrayed around the classically manicured 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 art and other treasures. A special Afterglow reception for participants and sponsors concludes The Elegance weekend.
Joining The Elegance again this year is Wayne Carini, the host of the TV series Chasing Classic Cars! And, you are in for a very special treat… Chasing Classic Cars will be filming throughout the entire weekend! In addition, Wayne will face off against Ralph Marano for the second time at The Grand Ascent and we’re calling the famous encounter Grudge Match II. You do not want to miss this!
The Elegance was created by a small group of automotive enthusiasts as an independent, non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and furthering automotive interests by supporting the AACA Museum and the AACA Library and Research Center. Visit www.TheEleganceAtHershey.com for more information and to purchase tickets.Purchase Tickets