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2/21/2014 - AZ Concours in the Hills Raises $25K For Charity

1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 coupe and a Devin model D racer (#29) were on display at Concours in the Hills (photo: Mike Silverman 2014 Vintage Motorsport)

Fountain Hills, Ariz. -- The inaugural Concours in the Hills held here on Saturday, February 15, 2014 drew 188 vehicle entries, 2400 spectators and raised $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Mother nature even cooperated, providing sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s.
Held amidst the dramatic undulating green grass of 64-acre Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona, its famous 562-foot fountain -- one of the worlds highest -- served as a dramatic backdrop, vaulting to the sky at the top of every hour to thrill thousands of visitors.

Concours entrants ran the gamut from the $1 million-plus Bugatti Veyron and two Ferrari Enzos to a classic 1934 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster in unique periwinkle blue paint. Cars exhibited included several brands of ultra-high performance late-model exotics, plus vintage American muscle cars, British, Italian and German sports cars, and pre-war classics.

During the 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. event, vehicle exhibitors and spectators alike voted via ballot for their favorites. Exhibitors Selection Awards for Best Domestic were given to a 1936 Ford; Best Import to a Volvo P1800E owned by Ken Porcell; Best of Show was awarded to a Bentley S3 Continental Drophead Coupe owned by Carl Weir. Spectators selected the Peoples Choice for Best Domestic, which went to a Ford GT owned by John Glatz; Best Import was won by an Excalibur Phaeton owned by Peter Frasco which was also the Peoples Choice for Best of Show.

The Concours was enthusiastically supported by the leading car clubs of Arizona representing Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar, Ford GT, Viper, Corvette, Lotus, De Tomaso, DeLorean, and others. Organizers have confirmed that the 2nd Annual Concours in the Hills will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in the same location.

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