Trendsetter to Know: Peter Volny

Name: Peter Ivan Volny. I was named after Peter the Great and Ivan the Terrible but much to my parents and wife’s regret, I have taken after the latter.

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Age: 73, but only 23 Celsius

Title: Lead Organizer – Concours in the Hills

Married/Single: married for 40 years to my best friend.

Kids: none – I’m not ready for sex yet.

City you live in: Fountain Hills

A typical day in my life includes…

a 7-mile run and half hour of weights. Helping organize car shows and events followed by a nice wine and hearty dinner.

I was born…

yes, and then raised by wild dingoes in Australia.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

sun, sun, and sun. Did I mention sun?

I’m listening to…

 ‘50s & ‘60s rock and classical.

My family…

all have now been executed for various crimes. Dad was a kangaroo rustler. I do have a wife who is trying to prevent me from being executed, too.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Robin Williams. I’ll never stop mourning his tragic loss.

One thing I cannot live without…

fast cars.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

older and wealthier.

I’m inspired by…

so many friends and colleagues I truly admire.

The one person who motivates me is…

my best friend – my wife.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

more winding mountain roads with no traffic or speed limits.

The perfect day would be…

my wife will divorce me if I tell you.

My first job was…

selling pajamas when I was at college. I actually made quite a lot of money.

My favorite escape…

traveling pretty well anywhere with my wife. We’ve been to about 160 countries.

My life…

is like a dream from which I’m afraid I’ll awake.

I’m currently working on…

Concours in the Hills 2020, a massive free car show at Fountain Hills’ Fountain Park benefitting Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The show has raised more than $275,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital since its beginning in 2014. 2020 is shaping up to be the biggest year to date, with thousands of cars, motorcycles and military aircraft on display. All registration fees benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Always…

be honest, friendly to everyone, kind, hungry…and not just for food.

Never…

cheat anyone.

Favorite Quote…

“Just do it!”

Biggest Dream…

I’m living it, but a 275 GTB/4 is next.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

laziness and shoddiness.



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