The Elegance at Hershey Announces 2017 Show Results

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Patricia Hetrick, CMP, Executive Director; 717-649-0904


The Elegance at Hershey Announces 2017 Show Results

(HERSHEY, PA – June 2017) The Elegance at Hershey hosted another successful and eye-popping weekend of activities. Even though the temperatures reached into the 90s, attendance was high and spectators enjoyed some of the most exquisite and grand cars ever brought together 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, Cars & Coffee and, of course, The Elegance Garden Party where guests could walk among the hotel gardens and view over 70 of the world’s finest collector cars in existence.

The Elegance has previously donated more than $850,000 to the  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the AACA Museum and the AACA 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. 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 1934 Packard 1106 (Twelve) Runabout Speedster owned by Bob, Sandy & Gary Bahre, drove off with the coveted Elegance at Hershey Best of Show, also known as the Governor’s Cup. Here is a list of the top five award winners:

Governor’s Cup (aka Best of Show)
1934 Packard 1106 (Twelve) Runabout Speedster by LeBaron
Owned by Bob, Sandy & Gary Bahre

Founder’s Award
1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible by Bohman & Schwartz
Owned by Harry Yeaggy

The Hotel Hershey Award
1938 Talbot-Lago Darracq T-150-C Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi
Owned by J. W. Marriott, Jr.

People’s Choice
1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Owned by Mr & Mrs Robert S. Jepson, Jr.

Jack Rich Award
1925 Locomobile 48 Convertible Sedan by Derham
Owned by Mr & Mrs Robert S. Jepson, Jr.

Congratulations to all of the winners! Click here for the complete list.

On Friday and Saturday, the Ascent at Hershey saw 27 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 Hal Fillinger’s 1912 Mercedes Grand Prix Special with its nearly 10 liter airplane engine! Charity rides were given in these cars at noon and more than one patron was found cleaning the bugs off their teeth. David Zavetsky was quickest up the hill in his 1959 Devin “Pink Elephant 5” and took home the Worker’s Choice award.
We wish to thank all of the car owners for sharing their magnificent machines with us. Every car was indeed a winner in its own way, delighting the crowds that joined us. Thank you also to our Honorary Chairman Bill Warner, Grand Marshal Pam Yates, TV star Wayne Carini, our sponsors and donors, our staff, hundreds of volunteers, our patrons and the team at the Hotel Hershey and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts for their herculean efforts to make this year’s Elegance at Hershey a seamless extravaganza. Plans are already afoot to make the 2018 Elegance at Hershey even better.

The 2018 Elegance at Hershey will be held June 8-10, 2018. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, donor or volunteer, please call The Elegance office at 717-534-1910 or email Executive Director Patricia Hetrick at

As more results and photos come in from the events, we will be sure to share them on our website,

1929 Duesenberg J/SJ Convertible

1938 Talbot-Lago Darracq T-150-C Roadster

1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet

1925 Locomobile 48 Convertible Sedan

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 6 years, The Elegance at Hershey has donated more than $850,000 to its three charities, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the AACA Library & Research Center and the AACA Museum. 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 2017 event. The event will be held on June 9-11, 2017. Visit for more information.

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501 West Governor Road, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
(717) 534-1910,