HERSHEY, PA – The stunning manicured lawns of The Hotel Hershey will be graced by the presence of some of Italy’s finest automobiles at this year’s Elegance at Hershey. The annual event is known for displaying rare, exotic and beautiful collector cars at the magnificent venue.
“We are absolutely overjoyed by our 2015 show field,” noted Mark Lizewskie, Elegance board member and head of car selection. “The quality and rarity of the Italian breeds to be showcased are simply breathtaking. If marques such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bizzarini and Alfa Romeo don’t quicken your pulse, I’m not sure what would!”
In addition to a stunning Ferrari Lusso and 330GTS, the other notable Italian entries include a rare Bizzarini GT Strada 5300 and a 1967 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato. “These exquisite Gran Turismo machines will be a perfect complement to The Hotel Hershey’s Italianate design,” added Lizewskie. “We are also extremely excited that our Grand Marshalls, Leigh and Leslie Keno, will be bringing their 1969 Lamborghini Miura S to The Elegance as well!”
In addition to the post-war Italian entries, one of the show-stoppers on the lawn will be a 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C2300B Mille Miglia coupe. Nicknamed the “Sleeping Beauty,” its unique history includes being discovered after over 30 years languishing in a reclusive collector’s French chateau. After being documented in the book Sleeping Beauties by German photographer Herbert Hesselmann, it was sold from the collection in the 1990s and the legendary car was eventually the subject of an intensive and detailed restoration of a perfectly original car.An equally impressive Alfa Romeo that will be making its debut at The Elegance is a 1929 6C1750SS roadster.
“Don’t forget to visit the Concorso Bizarro field on Saturday. We are displaying a rare and gorgeous (one of about 50 in the U.S.) 1969 Ferrari 330 GT Pinin Farina coupe. What makes this beauty a rarity is that it is Chevy-powered,” notes Don Stabilito, Elegance executive director. “The Bowtie Ferrari comes to us all the way from Tallahassee, FL, automatically qualifying it for the award for the car that traveled furthest to be in our show.”
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 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.
The Elegance at Hershey is currently seeking high-quality sponsors and vendors for its 2015 events. A wide range of vending and sponsorship opportunities exists. Vendors and business interested in sponsoring and exhibiting at The Elegance at Hershey 2015 should contact Don Stabilito at (717) 534-1910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com.