HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance At Hershey is thrilled to announce that the one and only 1964 James Bond 007 Aston Martin DB5 used in the movie Goldfinger will be exhibited during the June 14th event.
“Having this iconic and instantly recognizable car at The Elegance is an absolute thrill on so many levels,” noted Mark Lizewskie, Chairman of Car Selection. “The Aston Martin DB5 is such a beautiful car to begin with, and the 007 provenance raises the excitement quotient to maximum!”
The car, owned by Ohio collector Harry Yeaggy, carries the JB007 license plates, and is one of two that appeared in both the Goldfinger and Thunderball movies. The other car was stripped of its gadgetry after public touring, and in 1997 was reported stolen from a Florida airplane hangar and has never been recovered. The Yeaggy-owned car was purchased in 1969 by radio station owner Jerry Lee and stored for 40 years before being purchased by Yeaggy. It still carries all of 007’s spy technology as supplied by Q!
“Arguably the World’s Most Famous Car, the Aston Martin DB5 with its British lineage will look right at home in the beautiful formal gardens of the Hotel Hershey,” says Don Stabilito, Executive Director of the Elegance. “We are truly thrilled and honored to present this exemplary automobile at this year’s Elegance at Hershey.”
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 $500,000 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 Terry Gregg, the CEO of DexCom who will be honored for his work 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