The Arizona Concours d’Elegance introduces the NEXTGEN Autofest.  This automotive festival is designed for young people interested in cool cars and future automotive careers. Featuring the Hagerty Driving Experience, drivers ages 15-25 will have the opportunity to learn to drive a manual transmission classic car (pre-registration is required). In addition, the day will feature a gathering of  exotic and collector cars, displays by educational institutions with automotive related degree programs, and a presentation by the RPM Foundation. Additionally, this event shares its location with Worldwide Auctioneers and the preview for their sale later in the week.

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017 – gates open at 8:30am

Location: 6440 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

  • Cars, Kids, and Collectors (8:30 – 1 PM)
    • Join us for coffee, classics and camaraderie – visit with local car clubs, owners, museums and educational institutions! Drive your classic or exotic!
  • Hagerty Driving Experience (pre-registration required) (9am – 4pm)
    • The Hagerty Driving Experience puts young licenced drivers (ages 16–25) behind the wheel of a classic to teach them to operate a manual transmission!
  • RPM Foundation Discussion (10 – 11 AM)
    • “Accelerating the Growth of the Next Generation Through Restoration, Preservation & Mentorship”
      • Part 1 (10-10:30am, panel discussion) “Yes, Restoration Is a Career Path – Jobs & Shops”
      • Part 2 (10:30-11am, guest speakers) “Blueprint for Success: It’s Never Too Early To Plan Your Career in Restoration”