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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:00

Concours in the Hills - Over $60,000 Raised For Boys & Girls Clubs Featured

Kari Kylo

The second annual Concours in the Hills Collector Car Show held on Saturday, February 7, 2015, in Fountain Park, 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!” 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:

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

About Concours in the Hills

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. Spectator admission is free, and there is unlimited free parking surrounding the event.

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.

The following companies and brands sponsored the 2015 event: Presenting Sponsor - First Western Trust; Airpark Dodge, Alfa Romeo, American Standard Auto Protection, Aston Martin, AutoHaus Detailing, AutoNation Ford, Bentley, Barrett-Jackson, Berkshire Asset Lending, Beverly Hills Rent-A-Car, Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Brighton Motorsports, British Automotive Repair, Brokers Alliance, Brown’s Classic Autos, Chubb Insurance, Classic Automotive Portraits, Direct Buy Warranty, Ferrari/Maserati, Ferrari Motor Service, Finishing Touch, Go AZ Motorcycles, Hagerty Insurance, Highline Autos, Hubbard Auto Center, Jaguar/Land Rover, Lamborghini, Lotus, McLaren, McDonalds, Morgan, Penske, PitStop Furniture, Porsche, Rolls Royce, R2 Battery Saver, Schumacher Mercedes-Benz, The Stables, SOMA Concepts & Solutions Marketing, Van Chevrolet, Xpel. Most of these sponsors have committed to sponsoring the event again in 2016.

The third annual Concours in the Hills will be held in February, 2016 at a date still to be determined at Fountain Park, Fountain Hills, from 10am – 2pm. Automobile owners and sponsors who are interested in participating at the 2016 Concours in the Hills can contact event organizer Peter Volny at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on the auto show, visit www.concoursinthehills.org.

Last modified on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 13:39
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