The Elegance at Hershey 2014 was held June 13-15 at the historic Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania. The 4th annual Elegance at Hershey comprised three days of charity, vintage and antique car events, including a revival of the Hershey Hill Climb and the Elegance Concours d’Elegance with 65 automobiles displayed throughout the formal gardens of the Hotel Hershey.
The Best of Show Governor’s Cup at the 2014 Elegance at Hershey was awarded to the famed 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster Mormon Meteor owned by Harry Yeaggy. The SJ Speedster was built to set the 24-hour speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1935. Powered by a straight-eight supercharged engine producing 400 horsepower, the Duesenberg Special averaged 135.580 mph over a 24-hour period driven by Ab Jenkins. In addition to the Best of Show, the 1931 Minerva AL Convertible Sedan of Joseph Cassini won the Founder’s Award and the People’s Choice Award as voted by the public attendees to the Elegance went to the Paul Gould’s 1954 De Soto Adventurer.
Similar to 2013, this year’s event also included the Grand Ascent, a two-day revival of the famed Hershey Hill Climb that featured more than 40 vintage race cars. The Grand Ascent is a VSCCA-sanctioned hill climb exhibition in the European tradition, where drivers piloted race cars up the back road to the Hotel Hershey.
Photographer Michael DiPleco documented The Elegance at Hershey 2014 with the following pictures that capture the Concours d’Elegance portion of the event. We split up Michael’s 190 images into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and award winners can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
The Elegance at Hershey 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery
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