January SMG Recap and What's Coming Up

January SMG Recap and What's Coming Up

January Event Recap

The January Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering was another huge success - thanks everybody for your continued support!!! We had about two dozen concours-level collector cars that we put on the spotlight row. Where else can you see in one place a 1909 Delage Voiturette Racer and 1926 Bentley next to a 1966 Ferrari 330, a 1962 Ferrari 250GTE, a 1947 Cadillac 2 door Coup, pristine 62 and 63 Corvettes, Shelby Mustangs and even a 1952 Chevy Suburban towing a 1948 Palace Royale - a very big special thanks to those that brought them out.

These are just a few. As always, you can see more pics taken around the show here:

And on the topic of pictures…

January was the last show that our resident photographer David Urbanic is able to attend. He’s off on his odyssey to Maryland and we wish him luck. Multiple people have expressed a desire to help with photography. I’ll be talking with photographers over the next few weeks to come up with a replacement process. I’m open to different ideas and would love to hear your thoughts. Here’s my current thought process: We need coverage for every single event, it’s not an opportunity to do something once in a while. I’m looking for a team of possibly 3-4 photographers. This would provide coverage for someone needing to miss a month for some personal reason and it would also let us cover more area at the events. This is a volunteer position, but as Mr. Urbanic can attest, the exposure leads to quite a few paid gigs if that’s what you're interested in (example 1, 2, 3, 4). The photos would need to be owned by Scuderia Southwest as we use them not only on the website, but also various newspaper and magazine publications, although your name will be credited. We have no plans to sell any photos, however in the future we may restrict high resolution versions to members of a potential Scuderia Southwest membership organization.
If you’re interested, send me an email - david@scuderiasouthwest.com

February Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering

With Valentine’s Day coming next month you’ll be seeing red…yep, our spotlight theme for the month for February is Red Sports Cars. We’ll be utilizing the spotlight row on both sides of the center curb. No sedans this time as your Valentine wants to go fast in something with two doors, racy, sexy, and RED. This would be the little red Corvette, the prototypical red Ferrari, as well as Lambos, Mustangs, etc. We’ll be allocating space based on submissions so if you’ve got something you want to enter, send us a note. We can’t take everything because there’s plenty of red out there. We’ll be prioritizing based on what we think will show well. Also, as there are various shades of red, we’ll be prioritizing RED over plum, maroon, burgundy, salmon, coral, etc - LOL! If we have space we’ll loosen the restriction, but sometimes we get a gazillion emails.

We’ll also reserve a bit of space for those of you that buy something interesting at the auctions if you’d like to show it off. Again, just let us know.

Also, we’ve gotten quite a bit of attendance from various trucks, Jeeps, military vehicles and such. We thought we’d set up a dedicated aisle starting next month and we hope you’ll like it. We’ll be working on location and signs. Watch for an update in the next blog.

Concours in the Hills

It’s time! The 2019 Concours in the Hills is here. We’re less than 30 days away - Saturday February 9th! This is our annual fundraiser for Phoenix Children’s Hospital held on the grass around the lake in Fountain Hills. Each year has gotten bigger and bigger. We’re stretching even farther around the lake this year! People are hard at work with the preparations, even these two knuckleheads were working on it today during lunch:

It will be a huge and fun event. Get your tickets now as the price will be higher on the day of the event.
Click on the “Register” menu item at the top of the page at www.concoursinthehils.org
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - sign up now as Peter is a nervous wreck!!!

Magazines for the VA Hospital

Your magazine donations have been great, keep them coming. Just bring them by the center aisle and drop them off. Remember it can be any kind of magazine. We, and they, appreciate your support!



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Last week’s December Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering
Wow! Thanks everybody for coming out this past Saturday for what was an amazing event. Terrific cars were everywhere. Row after row after row of amazing vehicles were lined up for everybody to enjoy and our Spotlight Row was overflowing with 200mph cars. Here are Mr Urbanic’s pictures, awesome as always:


We had 700-800 cars and over 3000 people! Thanks for supporting the MCSO Youth Assistance Foundation toy drive as well as the magazine collection for the VA Hospital. We do the magazine collection every month so keep ‘em coming.

Toy Drive to Phoenix Children’s Hospital
The Toy DRIVE to Phoenix Children’s Hospital is being planned for next Saturday the 15th. MattF and MattO are finalizing the time and meetup location. We’ll send out the details as soon as they have them.

January Scottsdale Motorsports Gathering
And now…next month…The auctions will be in full swing next month and the town will be full of car folks antsy to add to their collection. So, to celebrate that, for our January event we’ll be spotlighting collector cars. Collector Cars will be the center of attention and we’re in the process of identifying the creme-de-la-creme of collector cars. We’re looking for those older, rare, prized possessions that are hiding and seldom make it out. Those rare and perfect Jaguars, Mercedes Benz’s, Ferraris, Bugattis, from the 60’s and earlier. We’ll be looking for the pinnacle of American muscle, Corvette, Shelby, Mustang, Camaro. Only platinum-worthy need apply. Shoot us a note if you’ve got something that fits the bill.

Sign up now for the annual Concours in the Hills coming in February
Register by DECEMBER 31, 2018 for a chance to win a Maverick Grand Canyon Helicopter flight for two landing in the canyon for champagne and snacks – a $1,088 value!
Last February we had 749 cars, a Cobra and a Viper attack helicopter on display and it looks like we will have even more in 2019.
For 2019 we are once again expanding our display area so there will be lots more space between the cars, more food trucks, more washrooms, more to see and more fun!
We start doing the show layout months before and are in the park the whole week before the show marking up where each brand will go, where each sponsor and food truck goes, so we would really appreciate your help by registering early.
This is not a formal "white gloves" concours but an informal and fun car show for both imports
and domestics, so come out and enjoy yourself in what is without a doubt the most beautiful setting for a car show in the state, and best of all it’s on grass with lots of room between the cars. It is supported by most of the car clubs in the valley. In 2018 we raised over $117,000 for
Phoenix Children’s Hospital. We have now committed to raise $500,000 to build a very special playroom for the Oncology Department.
Register your car(s) now by clicking on the Green TICKETS button at:
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and having a display, please contact Peter at:

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LAST MINUTE REMINDER!  Whoa! Check out those speed limits in December!

LAST MINUTE REMINDER! Whoa! Check out those speed limits in December!

Just a last minute reminder before tomorrow morning’s big event. Don’t forget to bring a toy for the MCSO Youth Assistance Foundation!


Santa has quite a few options to kick up the speed in December. If he wants to get around quickly in one night, with a little help from December’s spotlight cars it should be no problem. He might however have a little more challenge sneaking up quietly! Yep, for December we’ll be lining up the spotlight row with cars that go 200mph or more. Where else can you go to see a Porsche 918 parked next to a LaFerrari and a McLaren P1 and Saleen S7 and a Maserati MC12 and a Ferrari Enzo and F12tdf? We have over 30 speed demons lined up so far. If you’ve got something truly special and it has a manufacturer-documented top speed over 200mph, then let us know and we’ll save you a spot. Sorry, don’t send us a note asking if 198mph is close enough…you’re traveling in the right lane this month!

Auction time is fast approaching and they’ll be out visiting us as well. Russo and Steele and Barrett-Jackson will both have booths set up for you to stop by.

Don’t forget to bring a toy or three for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Youth Assistance Foundation “Stuff the booking van” toy drive. Let’s pile it on!

Also remember to bring all of your used magazines each and every month for our regular VA Hospital distribution. ALL MAGAZINE TYPES are needed.

WORDS OF WISDOM - For those of you that can’t help yourselves when exiting the parking lot, we pay the Phoenix PD to be on site for security and they coordinate at our request with their on-duty pals to hang around Mayo Blvd to pass out personalized notes acknowledging your exceptional performance. If you want to experience thrilling speeds, don’t do it on Mayo - go talk to our friends at Apex about what they’ve got under construction just a few miles south of town.

Dates, times, directions…all here -> https://www.scuderiasouthwest.com/smg/