About Us

Promoting Iowa’s Automotive Heritage; Supporting Iowa Charities

The primary purpose and mission of the Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation is to enhance and promote the automotive heritage of Iowa and the Midwest. The Foundation provides educational projects and public awareness programs that celebrate automotive art and design and highlight the social and economic benefits of our automotive heritage.

The Foundation’s expertise is sharing automotive history and knowledge to the general public, educating young and old. With an enthusiastic all-volunteer base of more than 60 members, our 24-year history of sharing this knowledge and producing the Des Moines Concours creates excitement for the automobile history for all ages.

2024 IAHF Board Members
Peter Hemken – Chair
Myron Stine – Vice Chair
David Holzinger – Secretary
Paul Fitzpatrick – Treasurer
Scott Diehn
Curt Leaverton
Daryl Metzger
Dave Robbins

2024 Des Moines Concours Leads
Dave Robbins – Co-Chair
Steve Simpson – Co-Chair
Julie West – Marketing & Communications Lead / Sponsorship Lead
David Holzinger – Exhibitor Care Lead
Joseph Phillips – Recruitment Lead
Tom Wollan – Vendor Lead


Foundation Achievements

  • The Des Moines Concours, an annual automotive exhibition in downtown Des Moines, attracted approximately 20,000 attendees at its 2023 event
  • The Concours, an invitation only exhibition, has an average of 150 automobiles and motorcycles
  • Proceeds of more than $150,000 from the Concours benefited Children’s Cancer Connection
  • The Foundation encourages engagement of high school and college students to appreciate the history and knowledge of our automotive heritage
  • Joseph Phillips, 2024 DM Concours Recruitment Lead and Industrial Technology Teacher at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, helped create a student chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America – Des Moines Region. The Foundation encourages other club chapters to do the same.
  • The IAHF helped fund the restoration of a patrol car and more recently a patrol motorcycle on behalf of the Iowa State Patrol. Both will be used to help with ISP recruitment.