We here at Classic Automotive Portraits were surprised and dismayed to learn that the 2017 event is to be the last Arizona Concours d'Elegance.
In just four years a team of dedicated volunteers built the Concours into one of the premier automotive events in the country, rivaling Pebble Beach and Amelia Island. As an Arizona company we were proud to take part in such a prestigious "local" show.
The Arizona Biltmore was a perfect venue for the event and the Concours appeared to be growing every year, attracting top automobiles from around the world. After three years of perfect weather, perhaps the clouds and drizzle that plagued the 2017 event were a precursor of things to come.
On the bright side the event raised over $300,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Congratulations to Bob Golfen and all the people involved with this "magical" show, it will be missed.