Portland, January 23rd, 2013. Auto aficionados like Erik Krieger, Bill Coit and Carl Christoferson enjoyed a sneak peek at the  $257,000  Ferrari 458  Spyder. The charity preview was a fundraiser for The American Heart Association, The Boys and Girls Club and JDRF the organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes. The event was open to the public for the first time this year and attracted several hundred people happy to donate $200 for some one-on-one time with their dream cars.

Justin Gregory, Kristina Wright, Denice Williams, Debi Walery

Justin Gregory, Kristina Wright, Denice Williams, Debi Walery

Vern Alvin, Jamie Alvin, Sharon Lenz, Jerry Lenz, Mark Handwerger

Vern Alvin, Jamie Alvin, Sharon Lenz, Jerry Lenz, Mark Handwerger

Ker Vreed, Vanessa Vreed, Leslie Breen, Shannon Inukai Cuffee, Cortlandt Cuffee

Ker Vreed, Vanessa Vreed, Leslie Breen, Shannon Inukai Cuffee, Cortlandt Cuffee

Julie Fisher and Teresa Bridges

Julie Fisher and Teresa Bridges

Melissa Froman, Suzan Khouri, Kim Alfonso, Erin Hubert and Stan Hubert

Melissa Froman, Suzan Khouri, Kim Alfonso, Erin Hubert and Stan Hubert

Mike Neher and Leslie Adams

Mike Neher and Leslie Adams

Alex Roosevelt, Andrea Lanpher, Bob Lanpher, Jr., Debbie Lanpher and Lyndsey Lanpher

Alex Roosevelt, Andrea Lanpher, Bob Lanpher, Jr., Debbie Lanpher and Lyndsey Lanpher

The four day show also included: the ECO Center, Healthy Life Garage, Great Outdoors, Camp Jeep, Kids Zone and all the newest makes and models on display throughout the Oregon Convention Center.

The four day show also included: the ECO Center, Healthy Life Garage, Great Outdoors, Camp Jeep, Kids Zone and all the newest makes and models on display throughout the Oregon Convention Center.

Katy Young tried her hand at pool on a one-of-a-kind Mustang table.

Katy Young tried her hand at pool on a one-of-a-kind Mustang table.

According to Greg Remensperger, Executive Director of the Portland International Auto Show, “The Charity Preview has been going on for many many years, over 25, but this is the first year that it is open to the public. This came about because there have been requests for many years that it would become a public event. The Charity Preview is such a unique opportunity to see the show before it begins, without the lines and feeling good about donating $200 to a choice of three charities. The full $200 goes directly to the charities as well as a full tax deduction, a win-win. We hope to see this event become one of the must attend social calendar events. The goal is to increase the funding for the charities and that’s why it is open to the public.”

Here are some of the autos that caught our eye:

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