Annual ‘Cars on Fifth’ showcases high-end cars to support nonprofit’s community mission

Reporter: Breana Ross Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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WINK News gets a preview of the "Cars on Fifth" event in Collier County. (Credit: WINK News)
WINK News gets a preview of the “Cars on Fifth” event in Collier County. (Credit: WINK News)

Several hundred high-end cars lined the Naples downtown area this weekend. It was all part of an effort to raise money for a good cause, helping a nonprofit continue its mission to provide for community members in need.

More than 600 high-performance vehicles were along 5th Avenue in downtown Naples Saturday as part of the “Cars on Fifth” fundraiser supporting the effort St. Matthew’s House.

“We have 650 cars this year,” said Tom O’Riordan, the president of the Naples Ferrari club. “We have about 150 Ferraris, but we have great Porsches, great Corvettes, muscle cars, classics, antiques, etc. So it’s just a great collection of cars.”

Hundreds of car lovers from Southwest Florida and beyond walked up and down 5th Ave. To see the some rare and classics cars.

“A love of cars since I could walk, and there’s enormous variety of cars to love here,” attendee David Hunter said.

Bruce Butcher has been attending “Cars on Fifth” for the past seven years. It’s an annual treat for him.

“I come every year. I live in Fort Myers Beach, and I look forward to this,” Butcher said. “Put it on my calendar and try to make it every year.”

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