The Naples Chapter of the Ferrari Club of America presents a premier luxury car event — the Naples Automotive Experience — with preliminary events starting on Thursday, Feb. 4, and culminating with the 17th annual Cars on 5th Concours on Saturday, Feb. 6. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples.
Hundreds of cars, including more than 150 Ferraris and 450 Porsche, Corvettes, vintage, exotic and muscle cars, will be exhibited along Fifth Avenue South.
Proceeds from Cars on 5th events support St. Matthew’s House in its work to provide programs and services for those struggling with homelessness, hunger, substance abuse and poverty in Southwest Florida. St. Matthew’s House has been a leader in providing food and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
VIP and general admission tickets are available for advance sale. Advance tickets are $30 per person for general admission (age 12 and over) and $35 at the gate. Advance VIP, all-access tickets are $80 per person and $100 at the gate. VIP tickets include admission to the main show, plus exclusive access to the VIP Scuderia area where the highest value Ferraris will be showcased. Complementary drinks, wine tasting, and food by Delicious by Design Catering are included in the VIP ticket as well as private restrooms.
All attendees must wear an official Cars on 5th face mask for entrance and during the events. Face masks are available with paid admission and for preorder. Pre-ordering is recommended as sales will be limited this year and may not be available the day of the event.
The Naples Auto Experience Jetport Reception will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Naples Airport at the Elite Jets Hangar and outdoor tarmac. The evening will feature exotic cars, private jets, a helicopter, a special boat, automotive artwork, a cigar lounge, fine wines, music and food. Advance reservations are required. Admission is $200 per person.
A new event — the inaugural Cars on 5th Automotive Market — will present 30 fine cars for auction. This event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, under an open air tent at Eighth Street South and Fourth Avenue South in Naples. Bidders will have the opportunity to take home unique luxury cars ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. Pre-qualified bidder passes are required for a $100 registration fee. Sellers can submit cars for consideration to email@example.com.
“We are deeply grateful to be selected as the annual beneficiary of the outstanding Cars on 5th events,” said St. Matthew’s House President and CEO Vann Ellison. “We thank Ferrari Club of America Naples Chapter President Tom O’Riordan and the dedicated Ferrari Club members who make this event such a tremendous success each year. We also thank the city of Naples and the generous sponsors and attendees who support St. Matthew’s House through this event. The funds raised by Cars on 5th go far in helping us deliver our life-transforming programs and services to those in need throughout our community.”
“Our goal to offer the finest automotive experience continues,” said Mr. O’Riordan. “We strive each year to add to the quality of the concours and add new events. Our first annual Automotive Market will add to the overall experience. However, it is really about expanding awareness of the St. Matthew’s House mission, and raising money for their life-changing services. Everyone that is touched by St. Matthew’s House is changed for life.”
Sponsors for Cars on 5th include Ferrari of Naples, Gulfshore Life, Naples Motorsports, Naples Bentley, Naples Luxury Imports, Naples Ultimate Garages,
Jet it, Wilson & Johnson, and Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida.
For more information, and to purchase advance event tickets and auction bidder passes, visit www.StMatthewsHouse.org/Cars2021. ¦