NAPLES — Naples Motorsports sponsored a Toys for Tots Exotic Car Show in conjunction with the Naples Ferrari & Exotic Car Club at Mercato in Naples Saturday. Hot cars, cool rides and great charity were the day's buzzwords.
Hundreds of exotic, classic and pure muscle cars were on display including rolling masterpieces from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Corvette, Bentley, Porsche and many others. There were also a few rarely seen exotics such as the new Lamborghini Aventador, Alfa Romeo 8C, McLaren MP4-12c and the all new electric Karma Fisker just to name a few.
The Marine Corps League was present collecting donations for Toys for Tots.
Live entertainment was provided by Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers that kept the crowd hopping to blues and roots music.
Al Rubin displayed his 2006 Ford GT “Shadow”, a highly customized and immaculate vehicle that was a crowd stopper throughout the day.
Owners chatted about their vehicles.
“I saw this vehicle in an automobile trade magazine in 2002; it was mistakenly listed under Plymouth," Ed Rogan, owner of a 1965 Mercury Comet Villager Wagon, said. "I took a chance and bought it over the phone."
An all-electric Porsche was also on display; most people couldn’t believe their eyes.
The car was the brainchild of Bonita Greeson, who converted a 1971 Porsche 914 to an all-electric vehicle in just four months. The car uses 48 lithium batteries equaling a total of 160 volts DC to power the huge electric motor coupled to the original clutch and five-speed transmission.