A businessman in the Phoenix metro area, Michael Quiel supports causes that improve the lives of children. A generous donor of the Rypien Foundation, Michael Quiel also contributes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In January 2015, the Arizona Concours d’Elegance will host its annual car exhibition in honor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Established in 2014, the event aims to raise vital funding that helps grant the wishes of Arizona children with terminal illnesses. Each show provides funding for more than 30 Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes.
The Arizona Concours d’Elegance features three days of car showcases at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. It celebrates generations of fine automobiles in various classes ranging from classics to exotic race cars. Eighty vehicles will grace the lawn of the resort and will include four featured classes of Pierce-Arrow, competition Ferraris, the cars of Carrozzeria Ghia, and the cars of Frank Lloyd Wright. John Carlson, a notable Concours judge, will return for the second year to lead the judging panel. Keith Martin, publisher of American Car Collector and Sports Car Market, will serve as the event host and emcee.