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“Ferraris on the Circle” a Crowd Pleaser

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More than 70 Italian exotics fill St. Armands Circle for Nov. 2 event

Press Release – On Saturday, November 2, 2019, visitors to Sarasota’s St. Armands Circle were treated to a visual smorgasbord of Italian exotics at the annual ‘Ferraris on the Circle’ event. This year’s event attracted over 70 cars and included several special cars including two Ferrari 488 Pistas—the most powerful V8 in the history of Ferrari—and a La Ferrari, the marque’s stunning limited production hybrid. A percentage of the proceeds gathered from the event will go to Flight to the North Pole flighttothenorthpole.org/), a locally based charity that helps terminally ill children and their families, not only during the Christmas holidays but also year-round.

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This was the first year for the event under the leadership of the Sarasota Ferrari Drivers Group and co-organizers Joe Brielmann and Jurgen Otto could not have been more pleased with the turnout of both cars and spectators. “The members of the Sarasota Ferrari Drivers Group worked very hard to resurrect this famous event and bring it back to its old glory,” said Otto. “We were delighted to welcome more than 70 cars to the Circle on Saturday; next year we anticipate having more than 100 entries. We appreciate the community’s support and we’re delighted that so many people turned out to view these beautiful cars and support a worthwhile local charity.”

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Next up for the Sarasota Ferrari Drivers Group is its February 2020 Gala Weekend, which takes place February 28 through March 1, 2020. Organized under the banner of ‘Driving for the Dream,’ the three-day event that includes a Friday night gala dinner at Grove Restaurant, the group’s fourth annual Exotic Car Festival on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch on Saturday the 29th, and a Sunday exhibitors’ brunch and country roads drive. For information on the Gala dinner or Exotic Car Festival, contact Jurgen Otto at (941) 356-4626; ottomotorcars@gmail.com.