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The town of Hershey, Pennsylvania – home of the famed AACA Fall meet held annually in early October – is set to welcome a new event to the charming town of chocolate treats: The Elegance at Hershey.
Scheduled for June 11-12, the two-day affair is kicked off with the Grand Ascent. Sanctioned by the Vintage Sports Car Club of America, it is the revival of the Hershey Hillclimb event, run from 1959 to 1970. Vintage race cars will once again compete against the clock up the .7-mile-long course known as Boathouse Road (off Route 39), which was the old back road to The Hotel Hershey. The course offers five challenging turns and an elevation change of 200 feet; more information can be found on the VSCCA’s website.
The weekend culminates with The Elegance. Roughly 60 pre-war and immediate post-World War II vehicles (early reports indicated a maximum of 75 invitation-only entries) will descend upon the picturesque lawns of The Hotel Hershey. Some of the vehicles in attendance will be Pennsylvania-built coachbuilt-bodied Classics, a trio of Fifties concept cars from Chrysler, Mercury and Plymouth, and several limited production vehicles, including a one-of-50 1931 “Blower” Bentley. The weekend’s festivities will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the AACA Museum and AACA Library and Research Center. More information, including an event schedule and tickets, can be found at TheEleganceatHershey.com.