NAPLES — Name a vehicle and it was on display during the 8th Annual Cars on Fifth in Naples, Saturday February 11, 2012. More than 450 exotic, classic, muscle and sports cars were on display along 5th Avenue from U.S. 41 to 3rd Street to give the 30,000 plus car enthusiasts a day to remember.
Ferraris, Porsches, Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Corvettes, Maseratis, Koenigsegg CCXR, Shelby Cobras, Ford GT’s and many others awed spectators as they slowly walked up and down Fifth Avenue.
“I come to this show every year, it just gets bigger and better,” said Greg Harris.
Live musical entertainment was provided by the band "Rockie & Lynne" throughout the afternoon. Jimmy P’s Butcher Shop & Deli along with Service by Jordan were just a few of the food vendors that lined the street.
“There might not be enough hours in the day to see every vehicle," said Lisa Bitano as she aimed her video camera up 5th Avenue. "I don’t want to miss one!”
Wayne Carini of "Chasing Classic Cars," which airs on the Velocity channel, was present most of the day. After viewing all vehicles on display, Carini’s personal choice for best of show was Corvettes of Naples Don Steele’s 1955 Red Corvette Convertible. Steele was awarded a Best of Show plaque by Carini.
Proceeds benefit Special Operations Warrior Foundation supporting families of our fallen heroes and the Special Needs Children Fund helping families with children with autism.
Event sponsors included Ferrari of Tampa, Harley Davidson of Naples, Corvettes of Naples, Prestige Lamborghini, Devoe Cadillac and Bentley of Naples.