Mark Your Calendars Cars on 5th 2019! February 9, 10AM to 4PM
14th ANNUAL ‘CARS ON 5TH’ – February 9th, 2019
Many stakeholders believed the crowds had become too large for the car owners, homeowners, and car enthusiasts. Cars were in danger of damage. Residents had many issues with parking and trash. There were simply too many people to enjoy the great cars and to photograph them. We are implementing a major change to this year’s show. This year, the streets will be closed and all attendees will need to purchase a ticket to enter. The cost is $20.00 per person. All monies collected go to St. Matthew’s House. Children under 12 are free. We have also arranged for parking at the County Office Complex on Airport and 41. Free Shuttles and Ride Share pickup will be available. The goal was to reduce the crowd by 20-25%. St. Matthew’s House will have some complimentary tickets for those less fortunate or with large families. We do not want to be exclusionary, but needed a way to reduce the crowd size to protect the public, cars, and our host, the City of Naples.
The ‘Cars on 5th’ show is also about helping the community and giving to those in need. Donations from the attendees and individual contributions to our featured charities have raised over $1,100,000 over the past 14 years. St. Matthews House, which gathers contributions of food and clothing, the proceeds from which help operate food pantries and shelters to care for the homeless and hungry of our community. Structured recovery programs are also undertaken.
The 2019 show will be held on February 9th. Our sponsors include Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale, Wells Fargo Advisors, Seminole Casino, Bank of America, Key Private Bank, Marine Max, Tire Choice, Naples Bentley-Porsche, Naples Motorsports, Mercedes Benz of Naples, Gulf Coast Motorworks and more. The dealers will once again bring a fine selection of exotic and classic cars, adding to the hundreds of enthusiast-owned entries that will fill Fifth Avenue in February.
And of course, over 150 Ferraris will be on display with a fine mix of vintage and current V-8s and V-12s from Maranello that are guaranteed to please the crowds. We expect to have several new 812 Superfasts and Portofinos on display.
The British contingent will include Jaguar, Lotus, Triumph, Aston Martin and the stately Bentleys. Porsches will be plentiful including some rare race cars. American cars will not be overshadowed, with over 60 Corvettes and other muscle cars expected.
The Mercato section of the show will be bigger than ever with a multitude of businesses. Artists, jewelers, and automotive services, and accessory suppliers will be on hand to serve the thousands of potential clients at the show.
To conclude the show all car owners will start their cars at 4 PM sharp for a resounding Drive-Off by over 575 cars. It is a fitting send off for what is to be another successful ‘Cars on 5th’ here in Naples Florida.
The Ferrari Club of America is the largest Ferrari club in the world with over 7,000 members that benefit from its activities, events and enthusiast camaraderie. www.ferrariclubofamerica.org
The Naples Chapter of the Ferrari Club of America is proud to announce that we raised nearly $250,000 again this year for St. Matthew’s House.
The 2018 show broke all previous attendance records, and with over 575 private entries and dealer cars, the displays on the street were outstanding. Rarely can such a superb collection of exotics and collector cars be found in one location, and there were plenty of enthusiasts on hand to enjoy the show. The attendance estimates numbered over 50,000, and there was lots to see and enjoy in the lovely Naples weather.