Car, motorcycle and military vehicle enthusiasts, get revved up for the 8th annual Gila River Hotels & Casinos Concours in the Hills on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills. The free, family-friendly 2022 event promises to be high-velocity in a spectacular venue on the gently rolling hills of the park, all benefitting world-class care at Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Concours in the Hills creator, Peter Volny, built a thriving advertising business around promoting the automobile industry. Migrating to Arizona, a “mecca” for car collectors, he turned his passion for speed and exotic cars into the premier auto show that draws car enthusiasts from across the Southwest. A childhood cancer survivor, Volny donates all proceeds from the event to Phoenix Children's Hospital.
“2022 is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting year as the details fall into place for Concourse in the Hills,” Volny said. “This year, for the first time ever, we’ve added alternate fuel vehicles to the mix. This is the fourth year the event is benefiting Phoenix Children’s and we are continuing to push the fundraising goal for the Hospital. Since 2018, the event has raised over $500,000 and we have set a new goal to raise $1 million over the next few years.”
In 2022, Concours in the Hills will expand its race car display and will have noteworthy winning cars representing various types of racing. Other vehicles will be arranged by brand to encourage friendship among owners. They are grouped in Domestic, European and Asian Sections. Several military helicopters will also be on display in the military vehicle section. Continuing tradition, the show will be opened by well-known race drivers from F1, Indy and Sports Car Racing
The free event to the community started in 2014 with 220 cars and 3,000 spectators, and in 2020 featured 1,052 cars, 118 sponsor booths and more than 30,000 spectators, smashing all previous records.
Event admission and parking is FREE to spectators. The exhibitor entry fee is a minimum $60 donation for vehicles, $30 for motorcycles. Additional donations are welcomed.