This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending what promises to be a significant new concours for car geeks on the East Coast, The Elegance at Hershey. This is its inaugural year and it was held in conjunction with The Ascent at Hershey, a hill climb.
The concours took place on the Sunday, and the hill climb on the Saturday. The location for both was the Hotel Hershey, a 1930s grand dame that for sheer architectural impressiveness and old-world grandiosity actually puts the Lodge at Pebble Beach in the shade.
The show field was rather small (60 or so cars), but the quality of the entrants was very impressive. Crowds very were mild compared to the bigger-name shows, and there was a full bar on-site to help put show-goers in the proper, relaxed mood.
I took following (amateur) photos of my own personal favorites; I indicate in the captions which of those won actual awards. Hopefully they’ll give you some feel for the event and perhaps entice you to come out next year. If you do, you’ll be supporting a good cause: the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.