Isotta-Fraschini Takes Best of Show at “The Elegance”
The Elegance at Hershey hosted another successful year of classic car activities including a hill climb, Cars and Coffee, and concours. You could hear the roar of the engines as the racecars took their place at The Grand Ascent hill climb on Friday and Saturday. Cars and Coffee took place on Saturday as auto enthusiasts from all over the area brought their cars out to show next to the hill climb area. Sunday’s gorgeous weather brought in record crowds, as spectators packed the gardens behind The Hotel Hershey to view 75 of the world’s finest collector cars for The Elegance concours.
With so many beautiful cars, the judges had their work cut out for them, but only one could take home the coveted Elegance at Hershey Best of Show, also known as the Governor’s Cup. The 2019 winner was a 1933 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A owned by Stephen Plaster. Other top-5 award winners included:
Governor’s Cup (aka Best of Show) 1933 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A
Founder’s Award 1934 Packard Twelve 1108
The Hotel Hershey Award 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition
People’s Choice 1951 LeSabre Concept
GM Heritage Center
On Friday and Saturday The Grand Ascent hill climb saw 43 cars racing the historic hill course in the back of The Hotel Hershey. The Ascent brings out some amazing historic racecars and this year was no exception. Charity rides were given in these cars at noon and more than one patron was found cleaning the bugs off their teeth. Stefan Vapaa in his 1968 SAAB Sonett was the quickest over the 2-day event. Saturday also featured the third year for the Cars & Coffee event. More than 250 cars were shown at the informal car show.