9th Annual Concours in the Hills Rolls Into Fountain Hills This Weekend

Attention all car, motorcycle and military vehicle fanatics! The 9th annual Gila River Resorts & Casinos Concours in the Hills, presented by Matson Money is back Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills. The free, family-friendly event will have plenty of horsepower for everyone while supporting the top-notch care that Phoenix Children’s Hospital provides.  

Peter Volny, the creator of Concours in the Hills, has constructed an advertising business promoting the automobile industry that has yet to take its foot off the gas. Volny hit the jackpot when coming to Arizona, the “mecca” for car collectors. His passion for exotic cars and speed turned into one of the most prestigious auto shows on the West Coast. As a childhood cancer survivor himself, Volny donates all proceeds of the event to Phoenix Children’s.  

“2023 is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting year as the details fall into place for Concourse in the Hills,” says Volny. “Since its inception in 2014, Concours in the Hills has set multiple records for the number of cars on display, number of sponsors, number of spectators and total funds raised for Phoenix Children’s. Since 2018, the show has raised over $900,000 for Phoenix Children’s. The 2022 show alone raised $460,000 for the Center for Heart Care.”

This year, Dr. Kris Birkeland, a member of PCH50, will step in to take a larger role during the event. PCH50, also known “The Fifty,” has a mission to harness the energy, enthusiasm and experience of 50 driven community leaders as the next generation of supporters of Phoenix Children’s through financial fundraising, volunteer efforts and awareness building. 

“The PCH50’s mission is to serve Phoenix Children’s with the three pillars of fundraising, volunteer efforts and awareness building,” says Dr. Birkeland. “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 divided by types of cars such as domestic, import, race cars, limited-edition exotics, off-road and motorcycles. The event will also include a helicopter display featuring military attack helicopters. 

The auto show is supported by leading car dealers and clubs including: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Mercedes-Benz, Corvette, Audi, Mustang and more. The value of the vehicles is well over hundreds of millions of dollars, with seven individual cars costing over $10 million.  

Starting with 220 cars and 3,000 spectators in 2014, the 2022 show had 1,200 cars, 100 sponsor booths and an estimated 50,000 spectators, all of which smashed previous records. 

Admission and parking are free for spectators. The exhibitory fee is a minimum $75 donation for vehicles and $40 for motorcycles. Additional donations are welcomed. More information on the event is available here.

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