Cars and Community
Camelback Motor Show
Like most car shows, Camelback Motor Show was conceived through an intense passion for classic and vintage cars—collector cars.
Several objectives were considered during the development of this show, and the goal is to achieve each of the following. First, a truly unique "boutique" style of car show, set in a beautiful space was in order. Founder West Kenyon felt many car shows offered a routine experience and did not have a proper place for exceptionally luxurious and unique vintage and classic cars to be displayed and admired properly. Second, the community needs to feel very welcome, not just car enthusiasts. Thirdly, we need to involve the younger generations to appreciate the amazing historical impact the automobile has had on our global culture. This is why we invite the kids who attend our show be the judges . Thirdly, our goal is to acknowledge and celebrate important milestones in automotive history, such as the 100th anniversary of Citroen and others that will follow in the years to come. Finally, we need to use these beautiful and historic works of art to support great causes such as our two charities, Hope Women's Center of Arizona, and Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Teen Centers.
Together, let's make sure classic and historic cars remain a part of our lives to enjoy for many generations to come.
About the Founder
The founder of Camelback Motor Show (CMS) West Kenyon, is a passionate life-long car enthusiast, and hopes to continue to promote all aspects of these historic pieces of rolling art throughout the valley. He began his personal collection in 2009 when he and his wife acquired a 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V, with coachwork by H.J. Mulliner Park Ward. Since then several other cars have come to join the Phantom in the garage. Not long after the Phantom was acquired, a 1956 Austin FX3-D was purchased to undergo a full restoration. Next a 1981 Mercedes-Benz 240D, a very nostalgic car, along with another Mercedes, a 1975 450SL were brought into the fold. It is our hope that each of you who either participates by showing a car or simply comes as a spectator, takes time to engage in every aspect of every show. We would like to once again thank Camelback Bible Church, the volunteers and our sponsors for their generosity in supporting the CMS charities—Alice Cooper's Solid Rock Teen Centers and Hope Women's Center.