Northeastern Pennsylvania

Northeastern Pennsylvania Section

The Elegance at Hershey

The Elegance at Hershey

Northeastern Pennsylvania
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 9:00am
Harrisburg
Pennsylvania

The Elegance at Hershey Sunday June 12, 2016 was the 6th annual "The Elegance at Hershey". NEPA members enjoyed seeing about 75 invited automobiles from around the country, rare and limited production models of varying car companies displayed against the beautiful backdrop of the Hotel Hershey. Proceeds from this event went to find a cure for Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes (JDRF), the AACA library & Research Center, and the AACA Museum. We were pleased that the Best of Show award went to a 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster from the Miyabi Collection, Honoluu, Hawaii (picture shown). Designated model W29 by M-B, production continued through 1936. Its heart was a Roots-supercharged 5.0-liter/160hp ohv in-line eight-cylinder engine - thus its 500K designation - 5.0 litre engine with Kompressor (supercharger in German). This one-off example was featured in the 1938 German movie Der Blaufuchs (Blue Fox). While in Estonia in the late 1940s, it was fitted with a trailer hitch to haul firewood! It first came to the U.S. in 1987. Restoration was completed July 2015. Don't miss next year's Elegance the second weekend in June.

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