The Elegance at Hershey Welcomes Frank Buck to Board of Directors

frankbuck200pxHershey, PA (October 25, 2013) – The Elegance at Hershey is thrilled to announce the appointment of Pennsylvania businessman and car collector Frank Buck to the Board of Directors. A serious car enthusiast and passionate collector, Frank Buck has been involved with vintage cars since the age of 16, with the acquisition of his first Model A.  Working at a Chevrolet dealership while still in high school, Frank went on to open his own service stations and repair facility in 1965. Expanding his vehicular interests, he added a Peterbilt truck franchise in 1977. The dealership, Pocono Peterbilt in Bartonsville, PA was named Peterbilt Dealer of the Year in 1988, and Buck continues to operate the dealership today.

“We are excited to add Frank Buck to our board”, noted David L. George II, Elegance Board member and director of The Grand Ascent hill climb. “Frank has been a great friend to us and the community for many years, and having him officially join The Elegance at Hershey is a win-win situation for all.” George went on to add, “Not only has Frank participated in The Grand Ascent with two of his race-prepared vintage Corvettes, he has also shown two of his exquisite Packards on The Elegance’s Sunday show field!”

Throughout the years, Buck’s passion for cars has been constant, though he focused for a time on WWII military vehicles and antique Caterpillars. He has owned, preserved or restored countless antique, classic and vintage cars, winning numerous awards for the effort, including from Pebble Beach and Amelia Island. A member since the early 1970’s, Frank has served on the boards of both the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Classic Car Club of America. He and his family have participated in numerous tours, concours, Glidden Tours® and caravans. Now that it is clear his youngest son is genetically predisposed to vintage cars, Frank has returned to vintage car racing and hillclimbing. He has previous involvement with the SCCA in the 1980s and early 1990s, owning many race-prepared Corvettes with race history since 1960. One such car was the 1956 Sebring Factory Team Car.

Frank and his family reside on a pre-Civil War farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he spends most of his time maintaining, restoring and driving vintage and classic cars.

Founded in 2011, The Elegance at Hershey is a weekend-long schedule of activities at the historic Hotel Hershey that includes: the Grand Ascent, a challenging automobile hill climb appealing to many that love to see history in motion; The Elegance Challenge, a 5K that begins with 200-foot elevation rise over 7-tenths of a mile; and The Elegance at Hershey, a judged Concours d’Elegance featuring 75 of the world’s rarest vehicles.

The Elegance at Hershey 2014 weekend of events will take place on June 13, 14, and 15.

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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.