Vintage Car Show Copperstate 1000 Returns to Ariz. This April

The 32nd Annual Copperstate 1000 comes to Arizona this April for an exciting revival of community and culture. Sponsored by Bell Lexus North Scottsdale and run by the Men’s Arts Council, the event will showcase 90 vintage automobiles as they travel 1,000 miles across the country. Drivers come from all over America and Europe to participate in this culturally cultivating experience.

Copperstate 1000 takes place on Sunday, April 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m during the Roadrunner event. Drivers and co-drivers of all 90 vintage automobiles will depart at 10:00 a.m. from the Tempe Diablo Stadium located at 2200 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282. The whole event is family-friendly and open to the public.

The Men’s Arts Council originally created the Copperstate 1000 in 1990 as a fundraiser for Phoenix Art Museum. Even after three decades, the route continues to bring the heat with new landscapes and terrain that showcase the beautiful states.

With the success of the annual fundraiser, Joel Coen, incoming president of The Men’s Arts Council recently shared that ”the event continues to set the benchmark for excellence. Our members, event participants and even the public are ecstatic to have this iconic event return post-pandemic.”

Among the vast array of incredible displays includes the 1952 Cunningham C2 Le Mans race car, later referred to as the C2r. Driven by American entrepreneur and sportsman, Briggs Cunningham in the 1951 Le Mans 24 Hour race, the model has a massive tubular frame, de Dion rear axle and drum brakes with the rear-mounted inboard on the differential.

Another highly anticipated car is the 1953 Studebaker Commander. The model was created by industrial designer Raymond Loewy and features its distinctly recognized low-slung design. Thanks to its smooth and slick movements, the car stayed a  racer favorite for over seventy years.

The 32nd Annual Copperstate 1000 is open to everyone and great for a family-outing and car lovers alike. The event runs from Saturday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 6. 

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