Car, motorcycle and military vehicle enthusiasts are invited to the upcoming 10th annual Concours in the Hills Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills.
This marks a decade of “The Greatest Car Show on Grass,” which benefits the world-class care at Phoenix Children’s Foundation.
Concours in the Hills Creator Peter Volny built an advertising business around promoting the automobile industry. Migrating to Arizona -- a “mecca” for car collectors -- Volny turned his passion for speed and exotic cars into the premier auto show that draws car enthusiasts from across the Southwest.
As a childhood cancer survivor, Phoenix Children’s is a cause near to Volny’s heart.
“We are honored to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Concours in the Hills in 2024,” Volny said. “The community of car enthusiasts are equally generous as we are passionate, which makes for a very special event that attracts guests from all over the country, and even the world, to participate.”
While the money raised has always gone to the Phoenix Children’s, Volny handed the reigns of the event over to Phoenix Children’s in 2022.
The auxiliary group, PCH50, now leads Concours in the Hills, with member Dr. Peter Birkland as chair. The group, also known as “The Fifty”, has a mission to harness the energy, enthusiasm and experience of 50 community leaders as the next generation of supporters of Phoenix Children’s.
“The PCH50’s mission is to serve Phoenix Children’s with the three pillars of fundraising, volunteer efforts and awareness building,” Birkland said. “The scope, size and success of Concours in The Hills allows our members to further that mission with a well-established event and work to continue growing it well into the future.”
The show is organized into sections for domestics, imports, race cars, limited-edition exotics, off-road and motorcycles. A helicopter display includes military attack helicopters.
The show is supported by leading car clubs and dealers including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Corvette, Viper, Ford GT, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mustang, Jaguar, Cadillac, Lotus and others. The value of vehicles is many hundreds of millions dollars, with several individual cars worth more than $10 million.
Concours in the Hills began in 2014 with 220 cars and 3,000 spectators. In 2023, there were approximately 50,000 spectators, 1,200 vehicles and more than 100 vendor and sponsor booths.
Event admission and parking are free to spectators. The exhibitor entry fee is a minimum $55 donation for vehicles, $35 for motorcycles and has sold out for the past two years.
For more information, visit phoenixchildrensfoundation.org/signature/concours/.