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.
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: