JUNE 8-10, 2018 | HERSHEY, PA

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Founder

JOHN W. RICH SR.
Jul 3, 1925 to Dec 30, 2011

A devoted core of collector car enthusiasts got together and formed The Elegance At Hershey as an independent, IRS 501(c)3 certified non-profit organization, expressly to operate this event. The mission of The Elegance At Hershey is to bring cars and causes together, showcasing the finest cars and raising funds for the most worthy charities.

1934 Packard Cassini

Board of Directors

Frank Buck

Frank BuckFrank has been involved with vintage cars since the age of 16. Working at a Chevrolet dealership while still in high school, he went on to open his own service stations and repair facility in 1965, adding a Peterbilt truck franchise in 1977, which he continues to operate to this day. Frank has owned, preserved and restored countless antique cars, and has served on the boards of the AACA and CCCA. Frank enjoys vintage racing and hillclimbing, owning many race-prepared Corvettes with race history since 1960.
 

Phil Fleck

Phil FleckPhil is a retired medical device company executive and is currently a Director of Norwich Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on early stage Medtech companies. He is an avid collector of postwar European sports cars including Mercedes, Jaguar, Porsche and MG vehicles. Actively involved with his family business, Classic Era Motors, a restoration shop in Fleetwood PA, Phil is also a board member and Collections Chairman of the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles in Boyertown, Pa. Mr. Fleck has participated and judged in Concours events including The Elegance at Hershey, St. Michaels, Boca Raton, Louisville, Pinehurst, Cobble Beach and the Eastern United States Concours (Concours Cabinet and Selection committee).

 

David George II

David George IIDavid is president of D.L. George Historic Motorcars, which he founded in 1982 to pursue his passion of working with the world's finest motorcars. It is a full-service restoration facility specializing in historic European motorcars. David is extremely involved in vintage racing and eventing worldwide and is a longtime member of the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA). During five years spent as the race director of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix he helped to develop the event into one of America's top vintage road races.

 

Mark Lizewskie

Mark LizewskieMark is the General Manager of the award-winning team at D.L. George Historic Motorcars. Previously to serving as the Executive Director of the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA for 4 years, Mark was the curator, restorer and historian for the famous JWR Automobile Museum in Frackville, PA for over 12 years. He is a founding member of the board of directors The Elegance at Hershey and also sits on the boards of the Rolls-Royce Foundation and NAAM (National Association of Automobile Museums) and was an ASE certified Master Technician for more than 26 years. He and his wife Lois are currently restoring a historic Mid-Century Modern house in Harrisburg which they share with four deaf and blind rescue dogs.

 

Steve Moskowitz

Steve MoskowitzSteve Moskowitz is one of the founding members of the board of directors of The Elegance at Hershey. He has had a long career in the automotive industry, years of service to various cancer charities and a lifelong interested in collectable cars especially Oldsmobiles. Steve has restored and owned many cars and currently is the executive director of the 60,000-member Antique Automobile Club of America in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Joannie Rich

Joannie RichJoannie has been involved with JDRF for many years, functioning as a board member, committee member, event sponsor and Fund A Cure speaker. She is the chairperson for the Elegance Kickoff Cocktail Party and The Elegance Gala Dinner. Joannie is also a founding board member of The Elegance at Hershey. Her dedication to find a cure for all people living with Type 1 Diabetes has been unwavering. Having a husband with Type 1 diabetes, Joannie knows exactly what it's like to have a loved one with this devastating disease. Her quest for a cure became even more urgent when her son Michael was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 11.

Michael Rich

Michael RichMichael is the son of The Elegance at Hershey's founder, Jack Rich. He has been a longtime supporter of JDRF, serving on many committees and as a board member. When his son, Michael Jr. was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 11, his quest to find a cure became a top priority. Michael is an owner and executive of many of the Rich family businesses, including Reading Anthracite, Gilberton Power Co., Bear Ridge Machine and Fabrication and Pottsville Materials, to name a few. Like his father, Mike is an avid car collector and is proud to carry on the dream his father had of holding a concours to help fund research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
 

Bill Rothermel

Bill RothermelBill is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Rolls-Royce Foundation, Mechanicsburg, PA, the AACA Museum, Hershey, PA, and the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, Boyertown, PA. He is the 2012 recipient of the Robert Shaffner Award recognizing his contributions to the Rolls-Royce Foundation. Bill currently serves as the Master of Ceremonies for many Concours d’Elegance including Boca Raton, the Pinehurst, Radnor Hunt and St. Michaels. Bill has been the voice of the Elegance at Hershey, serving as the MC at our event since its inception. As a freelance writer, Bill’s work has been featured in national, international, club and concours publications such as Antique Automobile, Automobile Quarterly, Car Collector, the Flying Lady, Old Cars Weekly, Sports Car Market, The Classic Car, and Total 911 Magazine, among others.
 

Paul Sable

Paul SablePaul is a university marketing professor, and an automotive historian and writer. He's also an enthusiast and fervent collector of unique cars of the 1950s such as the Hudson Italia, Nash-Healey, Dual Ghia and Fiat Ottu Vu (V-8). Founder and former director of the Concours of the Eastern United States in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Paul has been a head class judge or judged at nearly every major concours in the U.S. He is respected not only for his knowledge of automobiles but for his ability to bring out the best from a team of judges. He is a founding member of the board of directors of The Elegance at Hershey.

 

Holly Simpson

Holly SimpsonHolly and her family have been residents of Hershey for almost twenty years during which she has been very active in the local community. She serves on the Parks and Recreation Board for Conewago Township and has had a supporting role in the success of the Association of Faculty and Friends Fashion Show for the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She has years of involvement in various events with the Lower Dauphin School District. Holly is the Chairperson for this year’s Silent Auction which is held in conjunction with the Elegance Gala Dinner.


Dick Vermeil

Dick VermeilDick is a retired head coach for the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs. He owns the distinction of being named "Coach of the Year" for high school, junior college, NCAA Division I and professional football. As an NFL head coach, Vermeil took his teams, each of which had a losing record before he arrived, and brought them to the playoffs by his third season at the helm. As a child, Dick worked in his father's machine shop. Louis Vermeil raced sprint cars, "Old Number 7" being the his most successful car, and was inducted into the National Sprint Car Assoc. Hall of Fame. Dick now owns Old Number 7, has restored it and participates in vintage racing and hillclimbs with it.