Phoenix, AZ — The Feb. 8 Concours in the Hills presented by Gila River Hotels & Casinos, a Scuderia Southwest event, raised $250,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital to fulfill a five-year pledge of $500,000 in just three years.
The family-friendly show — free to the public with donations generated by participating sponsors and vehicle owners — attracted 30,000 spectators, an increase of 5,000 over 2019. Now a signature attraction in the Southwest, this year’s event attracted 118 sponsorships.
Car enthusiasts from across the Southwest showcased a record 1,052 collector and exotic vehicles in the sprawling Fountain Park of Fountain Hills, Ariz. The exciting diversity in vehicles ranged from American and international sports cars to the very rare and valuable.
“Concours in the Hills exceeded all expectations this year,” said Steve Schnall, senior vice president and chief development officer of Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Scuderia Southwest’s continued commitment to the children and families at Phoenix Children’s is fueled by the relentless drive of Peter Volny and David Crofford. It’s so fitting these world-class cars help raise funds for world-class care, and we’re grateful.”
“Mother Nature played her part in giving us idyllic weather conditions, and it’s safe to say Scuderia Southwest Club accelerates fundraising as quickly as their cars,” Volny said. “This event is a mammoth one to execute. There are no paid staff, so it wouldn’t have been possible without an army of dedicated volunteers.”
New this year was a Ford GT40 replica on loan from the Disney Corporation; stunt drivers from the “Ford v Ferrari” movie were also on hand.