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Cars on 5th Naples - F40, F50, 246 & more

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  1. Scott98

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    I know they started charging admission because the crowds were getting excessive. What did the organizers think of this year’s crowd levels? Are they considering raising the admission prices to reduce them more?
     
  2. ross

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    the funny thing is that i can see masses of ferraris at this show, and yet whenever i am in naples, i hardly see any......where do they all hide and why dont people drive them??
     
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  3. SCantera

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    The problem was that for the first 14 years the show was free. The City would not let us use "a public street" and charge admission. Finally when I stood before City Council as a club rep in 2017 they said there are too many people. I said we think the same thing. Let us charge and it will lessen the crowd. And 100% of the gate goes to St Matthews...a fantastic organization that helps the down and out back on their feet. The City relented and we charged $20. If we raise it higher there will be backlash. Being free for so many years makes it harder to increase the admission price.

    On a good note the show raised over $550,000 for St Matthews. This is a great example of car owners participating to the betterment of the community.
     
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  4. SCantera

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    Where are you hanging out? If I don't see 3 per day it's a slow day....lol. If you are anywhere near 5th or 3rd you have a better chance.
     
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  5. SCantera

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    I see lots of ways to improve the show. But now that I live much of my time in NC it's not my place to say unless asked. I have to be careful to say too much lest the Naples Ferrari Club President will try to put me back in charge. No thanks........13 years was enough!!
     
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  6. Scott98

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    It’s really incredible the amount of money you are able to raise for charity. Kudos to you and everyone else for their efforts over the years in putting together this event and the great benefit it brings to St. Matthews.
     
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  7. ross

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    maybe i am not there at the right times of the year then.
     
  8. Meister

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    How was the attendance? From those pics it looks a lot less than last year unless those were taken very early as cars were coming in. I went last year for the first time and it was shoulder to shoulder
     
  9. BT

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    Based on $550,000 donated and $20 per head for entry, it look like about 25,000 attendees. Very impressive! It is one of my favorite car shows, although I have not been since moving to GA.
     
  10. Yenko

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    Shoulder to shoulder isn't an understatement. I was very lucky to have had a car in the VIP tent and was so happy to have the crowd thinned out in this area. If I was parked on the street I would have been freaked out.

    They do a fantastic job with this show and it all goes towards a great cause. My hat goes off to Tom and all the volunteers.
     
  11. italiafan

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    Too crowded...too many CaliTs and 488s. :)
     
  12. jamie140

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    What others have said. I believe there to be at least 4 488 spiders on Marco alone ( mine included) . I try to drive mine every day.
     

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