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The Elegance at Hershey

Hershey. What does that word mean to you? Is it just the name of a chocolate bar? Well to be completely honest with you, that’s the only thing I ever thought of it as. Until I was invited to be a judge, at the Elegance.


Publisher: CCCA

Publish Date: July 2016

On Page: 8

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It started off with the Grand Accent. Car after car was sent up the mountain with their engines screaming and their wheels spinning. After helping an old friend of mine change out a starter, I took a walk through all the race cars. And wow, let me tell you, there was a lot of horse power between all of them. We didn’t stay very long because it was really hot and humid out. However I had my sights set on the next day, the Elegance.

The cars there were beyond belief. I don’t even know where to begin. How about Bob Bahre’s 1934 Duesenberg SJ Torpedo Convertible Victoria? That was unbelievable. It was finished in a dark red and had big white wall tires. The interior was done in a rustic looking dark brown leather. It was truly an outstanding combination. And it proved to be just that, because it went on to win an award of excellence for its beauty.

As I turned around, I saw a good friend of mine pulling up in his daily driver. It was Richie Clyne. He decided to bring his 1932 Duesenberg J that actually is his daily driver. Richie won an award of excellence with this maroon beauty and trust me he deserved it. After chatting a little with him I then continued walking through the show field.

Another car worth the mentioning was the Miyabi Collection’s 1934 Mercedes 500k. It just happens to have won Best in show. This car really screamed sexy. It was sleek, fast, quiet and beautiful. It had everything anyone could have wanted. Including a beautiful dark maroon finish which was accompanied by black wall tires.

This is the first year I have judged at the Elegance at Hershey and I had a lot of fun. Just to think that the only reason I was invited to judge here was because of the man the myth the legend, Dr. Paul Sable. Thanks for everything you do for the Elegance and every other car show you help out in. It doesn’t go unnoticed.

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About The Author

Chris DeMarey

Christopher DeMarey

When I was just seven years old I started judging at the world-renowned Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Since then I have become a regular contributing author to the Classic Car Club of America New England Region magazine and I have been published nationally on multiple occasions. I am now fifteen and on the board of advisors for the Classic Car Club of America NER. From Amelia Island to the Boston Cup I have attended many car shows, tours and events along with helping in the process of planning the Classic New England CARavan for this coming September. I look forward to one day owning my very own classic and I hope to enter my vehicle in one of the various events I have attended throughout my childhood. E-mail - chris@demarey.net