Phoenix, AZ — Concours in the Hills, Scuderia Southwest’s largest high performance, exotic and collector car event of the year, raised more than $115,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital during its Feb. 10 show. The event celebrated its fifth year by setting new records for donations and attendance, as well as the number of participating vehicles and sponsorships.
Michael Carpenter won Best of Show honors with his Ferrari P4 Re-Creation. Other top awards went to Douglas Sampson for his 1970 Oldsmobile 442 (Best Domestic) and Brent Broaderip for his 1964 Bentley S3 (Best Import).
Concours in the Hills packed Fountain Park with 719 vehicles, from classic American muscle to historic European sports cars, and everything in between — including a United States Marine Corps Viper helicopter that was surrounded by Viper sports cars, and an Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Cobra helicopter, surrounded by about 30 Cobra sports cars.
The show was opened by a number of famous racers including Bob Bondurant, Lyn St. James and Paul Tracy. Special features included a Jaguar D-Type, XK-SS and C-Type parked next to each other; a 1913 Bugatti Type 22 next to a contemporary Veyron; a LaFerrari next to the first Ferrari 812 Superfast in the state and a 2017 Ford GT. Racing cars included Jacques Villeneuve’s March Formula Atlantic car.
“Concours in the Hills is an incredible community event that just keeps getting better,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Scuderia Southwest’s ongoing commitment to the health, hope and healing at Phoenix Children’s Hospital speaks volumes about its priorities as a car club and philanthropic juggernaut. We are incredibly grateful for our relationship with them.”
More than 20,000 spectators attended this year, a significant increase over 15,000 in 2017. Scuderia Southwest also garnered 78 sponsors for the event.
“We are thrilled to see Concours in the Hills grow into a premier car show in just five years, and we could not have done it without the community,” said Peter Volny, marketing and media director at Scuderia Southwest. “From the members of the public who exhibited their cars to volunteers that donated their time, Concours in the Hills continues its charitable tradition with the help of many.”