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The third Future Classic Car Show continues to bridge the generation gap


Following the success of the 2017 event held at Scottsdale Quarter, the show will return to the rooftop location at one of the upscale shopping district’s parking garages.

To meet demand for space, the 2018 event will spill over from the rooftop to also include the fifth floor of the parking structure. More than 150 cars are expected to be on display, with multiple vendors and thousands of guests expected.

The Future Classics show has become a unique addition to the annual flurry of automotive activity taking place throughout Scottsdale and Phoenix each January. What makes this show different is its core mission — To actively bridge the gap between members of the sometimes-exclusive collector car world and younger automotive enthusiasts, the collectors and enthusiasts of the future.

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Overview of the 2017 car show at Scottsdale Quarter | Photo by the Function Factory

In 2017, future proofing the collector car hobby and industry is a topic of conversation in board rooms and parking lots alike. As the demographic traditionally involved in the collector car hobby begins to “age out,” how to best engage the next generation of classic and collector car buyers, sellers and enthusiasts is both a concern and a challenge.

In 2015, the team at ClassicCars.com already was discussing the issue.  From the conversation the idea for a car show that celebrated both the classics and enthusiasts of the future was born.

Last year, Ford Performance joined the event as a supporter of the mission. “All of the cars that are now viewed as ‘classic’ were all just cars at one point.” said John Clor from Ford Performance. “At Ford, we want to give the joy, the freedom, and that awesome driving experience to everyone.”

Accessibility is a key component of the Future Classic Car Show experience, for the car owners and event attendees. Post-1975 vehicles and their owners are treated with respect at a spectacular urban-show location, and there is concours-level judging, and an open field of show cars encouraging all to get involved.

“The cars that show up to Future Classic Car Show events are truly outstanding examples of the passion for the automobile.” said Roger Falcione, chief executive of ClassicCars.com  “We are greatly encouraged by the enthusiasm that the car owners and the attendees have for these vehicles. The future of the classic car hobby is in good hands.”

Registration for cars will open December 1 2017.  To find out more about the event visit www.futureclassiccarshow.com.


Dawn Antestenis
Dawn Antestenis
A UK native, Dawn Antestenis has been working in the collector car world for 4 years, falling more in love with classic and collector vehicles every day. An English literature and language fanatic, Dawn has been writing and creating content professionally for over 15 years.


  1. Nice article, but please don’t lead things like this with a picture of an unusual car (the little white coupe) without telling us what it is.
    Pete in Niantic, CT


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