Grand Ascent Hill Climb

Event Information

Date(s) - Jun 09, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who's Attending

  • Stefan Vapaa
  • Nick Grewal
  • Joseph DeLucia
  • Steve Moskowitz
  • Mike Virr
  • Benjamin L.Bragg IV
  • Richard Odgers
  • Hal Fillinger
  • Peter S. Rehl
  • Joe Parlanti
  • Jon Goodman
  • George G Vapaa
  • David l George II.
  • Ernest W. (Chip) Brown
  • Adam Buck Student
  • Frank Buck
  • Michael Rich
  • Todd Daniel
  • David Zavetsky

Grand Ascent Hill Climb

June 9th and 10th 2017

Spots are still available! Enter now to take part in this fantastic event.

Although the increasingly popular Grand Ascent, held on the grounds of the magnificent Hotel Hershey, chimes in as a relative lightweight in the hill climb world (7/10th’s of a mile and an elevation change of 200 feet), the historic “Ascent” is deceiving by any standard. The changes in elevation, although gradual, lulls one into a false sense that this is an easy course to negotiate and nothing could be further from the truth. Lightening fast straights are abruptly followed by characteristically acute, slightly off camber and narrowing turns requiring delicate car control. The subtle lighting caused by the grand old growth trees gracefully lining the road also makes it challenging to gauge when to make your corrections. This is an exciting course even for the hill climb experts amongst us. The presence of a return path also adds to the enjoyment of the driver in that one does not have to wait at the top prior to returning for another go. As a result of outstanding viewing vantage points throughout the course, this is a popular spectator event which adds a vein of excitement that few hill climbs can ever hope to emulate. Timed runs with professional digital timing boards, thanks to fellow VSCCA members Joe Parlanti and his group, will begin on Friday and last into Saturday. The level of excitement a driver feels when passing the chequered at the top and seeing your time in large numbers is indescribable. New for this year the VSCCA is planning to add online live-results reporting accessible by participants and spectators!

Lodging choices at all price ranges abound. Hershey is particularly pleasant in that there are a multitude of activities available for members of your family that lack the hill climb bug in them. Aside from the well known Hershey amusement park,  you can treat your better half to a deservedly relaxing and pampering spa treatment at the Hotel Hersey. The Friday night kick off party at the new Hershey Gardens Conservatory featuring wonderful food and music, held amid a beautiful lush indoor garden with a great collection of butterflies. It is just the way to begin a weekend that is certain to count as one of the more memorable times you can spend with your family. The VSCCA Saturday night dinner at the “What If… Of Hershey” restaraunt will top the day off. Have a classic and relaxing cocktail before dinner at the The Circular, a renowned Art Deco restaurant – bar overlooking the Hotel Hershey gardens which bloom magnificently at this time of year.

Enter online or send a paper entry but hurry please!

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Contact the Grand Ascent Hill Climb Chairman

If you are paying by check please send your payments to:

Stefan Vapaa
7 Speer Road
Wilmimgton Delaware 19809
Phone(C): (302) 559-9388


Bookings are closed for this event.

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