Soon, 90 vintage automobiles and drivers from around the world will arrive in style in metro Phoenix before embarking on a 1,000-mile journey across Arizona.
The Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 car rally will kick off with the Roadrunner event on Sunday, April 3, at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The public can peruse the automobiles starting at 7:30 a.m. and send the drivers off at 10 a.m.
Two standout cars to look out for are a 1952 Cunningham C-2 — a 24 Hours of Le Mans racecar — and a 1953 Studebaker Commander. Local car owners also will be showing off their vehicles in the west parking lot.
The Copperstate 1000, now in its 32nd year, “celebrates the automotive cultural legacy by featuring some of the finest working examples of vintage, sports, racing, classic and grand touring automobiles manufactured before the 1974 model year,” according to a press release.
The road rally, in which the drivers will traverse the state along a predetermined course that is not made available to the public, will run through Wednesday, April 6.
Money raised from the entrance fees benefits the Men’s Arts Council, which organizes the event. The nonprofit supports programs and activities at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Copperstate 1000 road rally cars in Tempe
When: 7:30-11 a.m. Sunday, April 3.
Where: Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Drive.
Details: 602-307-2007, mensartscouncil.com/copperstate-1000.
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