Elegance at Hershey

Elegance at Hershey June 2019
From the Sweetest Place on Earth, the 9th annual Elegance at Hershey was held against the beautiful backdrop at the Hotel Hershey, welcoming a well curated selection of the world's most elegant vehicles. The three-day festivities commenced with The Grand Ascent, a vintage hill climb exhibition in the European tradition, where drivers piloted historic race care up the steep back road heading up to The Hotel Hershey. Cars & Coffee added to the celebration, followed by a gala themed night time party and fun-filled celebration for the benefit of the charities. The main event, The Elegance, is modeled after the finest concours in Europe and America. It is a genteel garden party featuring the world's finest collector cars, arrayed around the classically manicured gardens of the hotel. Unlike traditional Concours events, there are no classes, no groups, and no themes. The 49 judges perused the 75 vehicles, bestowing various awards, including the coveted Best of Show. Owners were asked to stay with their vehicles during judging, as several groups of judges may inspect their vehicles throughout the process. There are no class awards (as there are no classes); instead, there are Special, Corporate and Elegance Awards.

This year's Best of Show recipient was the 1933 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A Sports Tourer with coachwork by Castagna and owned by Stephen Plaster of Missouri. It is the long survivor of two built, and Castagna's feature car at the 27th Salon de l'Automobile Paris in October 1933. The car was then put on display at Isotta-Fraschini's Manhattan showroom until sold to radio personality Joe Penner. While in the possession of George Schweiger, the car appeared in several movies, including Giant, driven throughout Texas by James Dean.

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1903 Cadillac Model A  
1904 Rambler Model L  
1910 American Traveler Underslung  
1911 EMF Model 30  
1912 Fiat Type 55  
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1915 Pierce Arrow Model 38-C  
1917 Locomobile Model 48  
1921 Kissel Model 6-45  
1922 Secqueville-Hoyau Sportster  
1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost  
1924 Packard Single Eight  
1930 Packard 734  
1930 Packard 740 Custom Eight  
1930 Willys Knight Model 66B  
1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  
1932 Chrysler Series CH  
1932 Chrysler Series CL Imperial  
1932 Lancia Dilambda  
1933 Auburn Model 12-165  
1933 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A  
1933 Packard 1005 Twelve  
1933 Stutz DV-32  
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K  
1934 MG PA Midget  
1934 Packard 1106 Twelve  
1934 Packard 1108 Twelve  
1935 Hoffman X-8 Prototype  
1935 White Custom Model 703  
1936 Bentley 4¼ Liter  
1936 Bugatti Type 57  
1936 Delahaye Type 135  
1938 Bugatti Type 57C  
1938 Lincoln Model K  
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K  
1938 Packard 1604 Super Eight  
1939 Lagonda V12  
1946 Fiat 1100 C  
1947 Tucker Prototype  
1948 Cadillac Saoutchik Series 62  
1948 Tucker 48  
1949 Bentley Mark VI  
1949 Delahaye 135M  
1949 Veritas BMW Rennsport Spyder  
1951 Allard K2  
1951 Buick LeSabre Concept  
1951 Fiat 1400  
1952 Allard JR  
1952 Daimler DB18  
1952 Nash Healey LeMans Lightweight  
1953 Allard K3  
1954 Bentley R Type  
1955 Bentley R-Type  
1955 Cadillac Elegant Special  
1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR2  
1959 AC Ace Bristol  
1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74 Concept  
1959 Fiat Osca Model 18S  
1961 Cooper Monaco Type 61  
1962 Ferrari 250 GT California  
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III  
1965 Apollo 5000GT  
1965 Shelby Cobra 427  
1966 Ferrari 330 GT  
1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2  
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART  
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS  
1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4  
1969 Saab Sonett II  
1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S  
1971 ISO Grifo Series II  
1972 Mercedes-Benz 600  
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