Photo courtesy of Concours in the Hills

The 10th Annual Concours in the Hills is set to dazzle car, motorcycle, and military vehicle enthusiasts on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills. This year’s event, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., marks a decade of the celebrated “Greatest Car Show on Grass,” showcasing an array of spectacular vehicles in support of Phoenix Children’s.

The event, created by Peter Volny, a former advertising professional and a passionate car collector, has grown into the premier auto show in the Southwest. Volny’s personal journey as a childhood cancer survivor has deeply connected him with Phoenix Children’s, making the event more than just a display of automotive beauty.
“We are honored to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Concours in the Hills in 2024,” Volny says. “The community of car enthusiast are equally generous as we are passionate, which makes for a very special event that attracts guests from all over the country, and even the world, to participate.”

Since its inception in 2014, the event has evolved significantly. Starting with 220 cars and 3,000 spectators, the 2023 event saw approximately 50,000 spectators, 1,200 vehicles, and over 100 vendor and sponsor booths. The show’s success led Volny to hand over the reins to Phoenix Children’s in 2022, with the PCH50 auxiliary group, led by Dr. Peter Birkland, now at the helm.

“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 features sections for domestics, imports, race cars, limited-edition exotics, off-road, and motorcycles, along with a military attack helicopter display. Supported by major car clubs and dealers, the event showcases vehicles worth hundreds of millions of dollars, including individual cars valued at over $10 million.

Admission and parking are free for spectators, with an exhibitor entry fee set as a donation — $55 for vehicles and $35 for motorcycles. The past two years have seen the exhibitor spaces sell out, reflecting the event’s growing popularity.

Phoenix Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization, benefits from the event’s proceeds. The foundation supports over 170 family-centered care programs at Phoenix Children’s, one of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems.

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