PHOENIX – Exceptional and unique automobiles are invited to take part in the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, which takes place January 11, 2015, on the lawns of the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.

The judging classes have been set – including the four Featured Classes – for the 2015 Arizona Concours, an exclusive celebration of fine automobiles that will again serve as the startup and focal point for the famed classic car auction week in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area.

Owners and caretakers may apply to enter their special vintage vehicles by using the application form on the new website for the Arizona Concours at Entering a car is simple: click on Vehicle Submission, fill out the form and attach one or more photos of the entry vehicle.

Everyone from private hobbyists to automobile museums can apply to enter their pre-1973 vehicles (age limit depending on class; see class list below). Not sure if your car is up to the standards of a Concours d’Elegance? Apply for entry and find out.

But act soon. Entries are limited to 80 automobiles and the spaces in the various classes will fill up quickly, with a number of applications already in hand. For its inaugural event in January 2014, the Arizona Concours Selection Committee received nearly twice as many entries as could be accommodated. But the result was a splendid collection of cars, ranging from antiques and full classics to sports, racing and exotic.

The second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance follows the highly successful inaugural show and competition on the manicured inner lawns of the Arizona Biltmore, which adds the art deco elegance of the 1920s resort to the ambiance of the Concours. In Phoenix’s typical warm and sunny winter weather, the visitors, entrants and media representatives from throughout North America and Europe enjoyed a beautiful day of great cars in an intimate setting.

The winner of the first Best of Show award at the Arizona Concours was a 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B Cabriolet de Ville owned by Donald Nichols of Lompoc, Calif., who received the top prize for a rare classic car that he had restored himself.

Well-known veteran concours judge John Carlson will again serve as chief judge for the 2015 Arizona Concours, as he did for the inaugural event. Also returning for 2015 is Keith Martin, the charismatic publisher of Sports Car Market and American Car Collector, to serve as host and emcee.

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance benefits Make-A-Wish® Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions.

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the State of Arizona, with federal 501(c)(3) status pending.


2015 Specialty Class List

01 Antique/Century Automobiles (Pre 1915).

02 Pre-War Sports Cars.

03 Pre-War Race Cars.

04 Post-War American Sports Cars (through 1965).

05 Post-War American Race Cars (through 1965).

06 Post-War European Sports Cars (through 1965).

07 Post-War European Race Cars (through 1965).

08 American Classic Open.

09 American Classic Closed.

10 European Classic Open.

11 European Classic Closed.

12 Pre-War Preservation.

13 Post-War Preservation (through 1973).

14 Avant Garde (through 1973).

15 Exotics (through 1973) – Specialty, Unusual or Limited Production Marques or Models.

16 Post-War Mercedes-Benz (through 1965).

17 Post-War Rolls-Royce & Bentley (through 1965).


2015 Featured Class List

30 Pierce-Arrow.

31 Competition Ferraris (through 1965) – cars with a documented period race history.

32 Cars of Carrozzeria Ghia (100th Anniversary Year).

33 The Cars of Frank Lloyd Wright.


For vehicle-entry information, see or contact:

Mark Shaw, Selection Committee chairman

480 221-9770


Kevin Cornish, Arizona Concours co-director

602 625-9594