CONCOURS in the HILLS
To Benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Text by Ron Jensen

Above: The 2022 Concours in the Hills will be held on Saturday, February 12  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Car, motorcycle and military vehicle enthusiasts, get revved up for the 8th annual Gila River Hotels & Casinos Concours in the Hills. Concours in the Hills This year’s event`will be held on Saturday, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills. This free, family-friendly  show 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. 

The creator of Concours in the Hills , 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.”

Above: This year’s Concours in the Hills will expand its race car display as well as adding alternative fuel vehicles to the mix. 

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 teams.

Free to the attendees, the event was first held in 2014 with 220 cars and 3,000 spectators. In 2020 the event featured 1,052 cars, 118 sponsor booths and more than 30,000 spectators, smashing all previous records.

The exhibitor entry fee is a minimum $60 donation for vehicles and $30 for motorcycles. Additional donations are welcomed.

CONCOURS in the HILLS
Saturday, February12
Fountain Park, Fountain Hills
https://www.concoursinthehills.org