Hershey 2018: Broughamtastic!

Hershey is always a big deal to car nuts. Friends of mine have been, but not me. Well, my comfort zone, living in the Quad Cities, is a circle roughly between Des Moines, St. Louis, Chicago and Milwaukee. Within that circle, I can drive to a car show, concours, model show or whatever and still have time enough to attend, enjoy myself, have lunch or dinner, and get back home, all in the same day.

Fortunately, I have friends all over, and Dave Smith, a good friend of mine who lives in Connecticut, made the drive to Pennsylvania. As a result, he took many excellent photos. As a result, I was able to do a virtual tour from the comfort of my own home. As will you. This is, quite simply, a photo tour, short on text and long on great pictures! So sit back, scroll, and enjoy. And many thanks, Dave, you’re a gentleman and a scholar.

1981 Imperial.

1956 DeSoto Fireflite with factory air conditioning.

1970 Cadillac Hardtop Sedan de Ville.

1959 Buick station wagon.

1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz.

1960 Chrysler Town & Country.

1977 Pontiac Bonneville Brougham.

1974 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency four-door hardtop.

1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special.

1975 Buick Estate Wagon.

1966 Ford Country Squire.

1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.

1956 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman.

1960 Continental Mark V convertible.

1976 Buick Electra Limited.

1974 Plymouth Fury Gran Sedan.

6 Replies to “Hershey 2018: Broughamtastic!”

  1. Brian

    Hershey truly is a car show that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. I live minutes from Hershey and that entire week is a blast from the past- every day on my way to and from work that week I am able to see all these cars driving on the roads as well. Very neat to see them driven and not just on a flatbed! The sheer number of vehicles that show up and the number of rare rides makes it worth the sore feet at the end of the day. Last time I went I was able to find old spark plugs that had the same brand name as my last name. My dad and I each bought a box as a memento.

  2. stingray65

    Nice to see that Internet sales channels haven’t killed off events such as Hershey, and fun to see some of the cars the event attracts – although I still have trouble coming to grips seeing “collector” cars that date to my teen years or later. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a picture of a 59 Buick wagon – thanks for sharing.

  3. bluebarchetta

    Beautiful and interesting cars. 75 Buick Estate with the clamshell tailgate.

    I’m intrigued by some of the background vehicles too:
    Power Wagon tow truck
    Clean black 924
    “Humpback” Seville
    and what appears to be a Hess & Eisenhardt convertible Cutlass Ciera.

  4. ArBee

    Just the thing to get me through a Monday afternoon! Too many beautiful cars for me to pick a favorite. Thank you, Tom and Dave, for assembling this and posting it.

  5. sgeffe

    Certainly weird for me to see cars produced early in my first decade of life as “collector” cars! (That ‘77 Bonneville, in particular.) (I’m 48.)

    My town has a small car show every Friday afternoon during the summer, and from what I’ve seen, the showroom-condition 1987 Buick Century Limited sedan always has people stealing a glance, despite the plethora of other muscle cars, ‘Vettes, etc., present!


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