Concours in the Hills raises $60,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

The third annual Concours in the Hills will be held in February 2016 at a date still to be determined. Automobile owners and sponsors who are interested in participating can contact event organizer Peter Volny at concoursinthehills@cox.net.

The third annual Concours in the Hills will be held in February 2016 at a date still to be determined. Automobile owners and sponsors who are interested in participating can contact event organizer Peter Volny at concoursinthehills@cox.net.

The second annual Concours in the Hills Collector Car Show held Feb. 7 in Fountain Hills grew from 220 exhibitors in 2014 to over 400 exhibitors at this year’s event.

The amount raised for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale rose from $25,500 at last year’s show to over $60,000 in 2015. In total, $85,000 has been raised for the charitable organization over the two years that the event has been held.

“Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors and spectators who came out and supported our show this year, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale,” said Peter Volny, event founder and organizer. “We had four lone sponsors in 2014, and that number grew to 46 in 2015. Spectator attendance was estimated at about 10,000 over the day. No doubt the combination of the spectacular setting and a beautiful sunny day helped! ”

The show was officially opened By Bob Bondurant, one of America’s most successful race car drivers and an Arizona resident, together with the mayor of Fountain Hills, Linda Kavanagh.

At the start of the show they announced, “Gentlemen, and Ladies, start your engines!” — and 400 cars fired up their engines simultaneously to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience.

The range of cars displayed included classic pre-war, American muscle cars, modern supercars, and almost every brand of European sports cars. Participating car clubs included Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar, Corvette, Viper, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and others.

Awards presented included:

  • Best Domestic – Exhibitor’s Choice – Larry Dunn – 1954 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Best Import – Exhibitor’s Choice – Paul Cully – 1962 Porsche 356B
  • Best of Show – Exhibitor’s Choice – Frank Kolinek – 1969 Tatra 603
  • Best Domestic – People’s Choice – Bill Pigue – 1938 Chevrolet Sedan
  • Best Import – People’s Choice – Stefan Russell – 2015 Porsche 918
  • Best of Show – People’s Choice – Jim Carpenter – 1983 Ferrari 308
  • Best Motorcycle – Mark Denzin – 2012 Ducati Panigale 1199S
  • Chubb Award – John Schwamm – 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

The Concours in the Hills Collector Car Show raises money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Prizes are awarded for ‘best domestic’, ‘best import’, and ‘best of show’. In addition, spectators are encouraged to select their favorites in the people’s choice awards.

Concours in the Hills is not a formal “white glove” event, but rather a gathering of automobile enthusiasts on the green grass around the 560-foot fountain in Fountain Hills. The Concours showcases a very diverse range of ultra-high performance, luxury, and classic vehicles from both imported and domestic manufacturers.

Go to www.concoursinthehills.org.

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