Continuing with my coverage of Hershey visits which preceded the birth of the blog, below are a few shots from AACA Hershey 2010. The photos show that the weather was beautiful and the turnout was significant. As I stated in the blog post for the 2009 event, my photographic coverage was not as all-encompassing yet.
Photos of cars with lot numbers on the windshields were there to be auctioned by RM at the Hershey Lodge. While I was not yet in the habit of notating auction sales results, my access to the RM Sotheby’s website has allowed me to search for and find the sale prices, which are indicated below. Since the website shows numbers “all in” with commission, I have calculated the actual hammer price by backing out the 10% buyer’s premium. It would be three more years before the Isetta was trailered to RM Hershey to be sold, which occurred in 2013.
The remainder of the shots cover the big Saturday judged event. My friend Pete showed up with “his” Alfa GT 1300 Junior, which he placed in the HPOF category. The expression on my face as I stood next to the car says it all: “Pete, someday, this will be mine!” It took him a while to come around, but the day did come, in March 2013.
THE RM HERSHEY AUCTION
1962 Fiat 1200 Cabriolet, sold for $33,000 (hammer price $30,000)
1970 Fiat 500L, sold for $15,400 (hammer price $14,000)
1955 Studebaker Speedster, sold for $55,000 (hammer price $50,000)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado, sold for $45,100 (hammer price $41,000)
THE SATURDAY CAR SHOW
The morning parade of cars on their way to the show field:
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