The Grand Ascent was held June 13-14, 2014 on the roads leading to the historic Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania. Staged in conjunction with The Elegance at Hershey Concours, the two-day Grand Ascent, a revival of the famed Hershey Hill Climb, featured more than 40 vintage cars racing against the clock.
The Grand Ascent at Hershey is a VSCCA-sanctioned hill climb exhibition in the European tradition, where drivers piloted race cars up the historic back road to the Hotel Hershey. Modeled on similar events such as England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and paying homage to long standing events such as Mount Equinox, the Grand Ascent relived the excitement of race cars storming up hill to test the mettle of the driver and the machine.
Similar to The Elegance at Hershey, photographer Michael DiPleco also documented the Grand Ascent at Hershey with the following pictures that capture the historic race cars challenging the hill climb. We split up Michael’s 150 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 can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
The Grand Ascent Hill Climb at Hershey 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery
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