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The 34th Annual Copperstate 1000 Returns to Arizona
By Lindsay Hansen - Monday Apr 01, 2024
The 34th annual Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000, presented by the Men’s Arts Council, returns to Arizona, April 6-10, 2024. It is one of North America's most celebrated vintage car road rallies, showcasing some of the finest working examples of vintage, sports, racing, classic, and grand touring automobiles manufactured before the 1974 model year.

“Some of the world’s most unique cars participate in this annual event,” said Men’s Arts Council President Devin Sreecharana. “Every year, we look forward to hosting this fun event for participants and car enthusiasts of all ages in our community. We encourage everyone to come out to the event on Sunday, April 7, to view the cars, speak with drivers, and send them off on the Rally.”

The public and fans of all ages can view the cars participating in the Copperstate 1000 before they depart for their journey at the Copperstate send-off event. It will take place at Tempe Diablo Stadium, located at 2200 W. Alameda Drive in Tempe, on Sunday, April 7 beginning at 7:30 a.m. where the vehicles are lined up around the outfield and announced as they begin to depart at 9:30 a.m.

There will also be a local car show in the West lot of the stadium from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Local car enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their cars for display in the West lot. Coffee and donuts will also be available for purchase in the West parking lot.

Every year, a new route traverses 1,000 miles of beautiful desert terrain, river verdant valley, and alpine landscape across Arizona and beyond. Approximately 80 vintage automobiles participate, with drivers and co-drivers from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The connections created at these rallies often blossom into lifetime friendships, and many attendees come back year after year.

The coming out party each spring for cars suffering from Restless Stable Syndrome over the winter is a site to behold on the beautiful scenic roads of Arizona. This year the Copperstate 1000 has the most impressive selection of European cars. Participation includes 18 Porsches, 14 Ferrari’s, 10 Jaguars and a very special 1957 Maserati 250S. The oddest car is a 1938 Czechoslovakian Tatra T97. Participants from 21 states are represented.

"Each spring for the past 34 years the gathering of wonderful people and unique cars from all over the country grace our beautiful scenic state of Arizona,” said Scott McPherson, lead Co-Chairman of the Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000.“The Men's Arts Council considers it an honor and a privilege to continue the legacy of driving vintage cars and providing the backdrop of Arizona to create lasting memories on the Copperstate 1000."

Bell Lexus North Scottsdale has been the title sponsor of the Copperstate 1000 for over 20 years and plays an intricate role in the rally’s success. The luxury car dealer lends the special event five brand new vehicles in the event that a rally car is not able to finish.