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Featured Classes at 2015 Arizona Concours

1957 Maserati 300S Sports Racer 3068, Wayne Daudet, Scottsdale, AZThe cars of Pierce-Arrow and pre-1965 competition Ferraris will be among the featured classes at the 2015 Arizona Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for January 11th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. In addition, the second annual Arizona Concours will include among its field of 80 entries the automobiles of Carrozzeria Ghia, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Italian design house, and a gathering of cars once owned by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Arizona Concours will again serve as the kick-off event to start the Arizona Collector Car Auction Week in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. The Concours is held on the inner lawns of the Arizona Biltmore, which provides an intimate setting during the typically warm and sunny winter season.

The selection of a special class for Frank Lloyd Wright cars was inspired by the architecture of the Biltmore hotel, said Ed Winkler, one of the directors of the Arizona Concours. The hotel, which opened in 1929, was designed in Wright’s landmark style by Albert Chase MacArthur.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has been a supporter of the efforts to bring together the class of FLW cars. The foundation is based at Wright’s famous winter home and architecture school, Taliesin West, which is located in Scottsdale.

“There’s just a mystique that travels with Frank Lloyd Wright,” Winkler said. “Because he has a grand presence in Arizona with Taliesin West, and his connection with the Biltmore hotel, has inspired us to assemble as many of his former cars as possible.”

The Arizona Concours steering committee has also determined the class list for the 2015 show and competition, with 17 classes for entries ranging from antique and full classic to sports cars and exotics.

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.

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[Source: Arizona Concours]