Do you have a burning passion for cars? Do you have a need for speed? Do you often picture yourself behind the wheel of a muscle car, a Bugatti, or a Ferrari? Then Concours in the Hills is just the car show for you. Not your typical formal white glove event, Concours is a gathering of automobile enthusiasts in one of the most spectacular locations in the Valley of the Sun. Picture this, hundreds of beautiful, exotic, and expensive supercars on green grass with the backdrop of a 560-foot fountain.
Peter Volny, founder of Concours in the Hills, agrees with the imagery. “What we have going for us is we’re on the grass. Cars look nicer on grass than in a parking lot,” said Volny. An avid car enthusiast, Volny’s passion for cars started at a young age. He spent time racing cars in Australia, and that passion for cars transpired into a career in automotive marketing.
Since retiring and moving to Fountain Hills over twelve years ago, Volny has continued to channel his passion and love for cars by organizing the Concours in the Hills, an annual event held every year in Fountain Park since its inception in 2014. In addition to his passion for everything automotive, Volny believes in the value of Fountain Hills, and has created an event which promotes our community.
This year’s 4th Annual Concours in the Hills, on February 11th, is like no other car show in the area. Over 60 sponsors, 513 cars and counting, 8 food trucks, and 15,000 people are expected to attend. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. This year’s show will be opened by 2-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, International Manufacturers Championship winner Bob Bondurant, Mirage Racing Team owner Harley Cluxton III, Lyn St James Indy 500 Rookie of the Year and Fountain Hills Mayor Linda Kavanagh. The exhibitors will judge the cars themselves, and there will be 3 classes: Best Domestic, Best Import, and Best in Show.
Concours in the Hills will be held on Saturday, February 11, and will begin at 10:00 am. If you are still interested in registering a vehicle there is a minimum donation of $50 to the Boys & Girls Clubs. Spectator admission and parking is free. For more information, please visit: www.concoursinthehills.org.