Racing's Roger Penske buys Lamborghini at Naples wine festival

Roger Penske reacts to winning the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador for for $900,000 Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the Naples Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. A total of 550 guest came out to taste wine, win auctions and socialize for a good cause in the 2014 Naples Winter Wine Festival. The three day event, that concludes Sunday, benefited the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the festival.

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Roger Penske reacts to winning the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador for for $900,000 Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the Naples Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. A total of 550 guest came out to taste wine, win auctions and socialize for a good cause in the 2014 Naples Winter Wine Festival. The three day event, that concludes Sunday, benefited the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the festival.

— Racing icon Roger Penske didn’t think twice before throwing his paddle into the air.

The Detroit resident saw the bright yellow Lamborghini when he got to the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples this weekend. He knows his cars — he raced cars and owns dealerships across the country — and knew this one had to be his.

It didn’t hurt that all of the money he’d spend on the limited edition car would go to children’s charities in Southwest Florida.

Penske was the highest bidder in a fast-paced battle for Lot 49, the all new LP720-4 50th anniversary limited edition Lamborghini Aventador. He paid $900,000 for the bright yellow vehicle.

“I’m very excited about the entire event,” said Penske, attending the Naples Winter Wine Festival for the first time.

Penske said he saw the Lamborghini on Friday and it immediately caught his eye.

This won’t be his first time behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. As a car dealer and a race car driver, he’s driven them before. Penske said driving a Lamborghini blows every other driving experience out the window.

“It’s amazing,” he said.

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BonitaTango writes:

How much is that after taxes?

swfljim writes:

This won’t be his first time behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. As a car dealer and a race car driver, he’s driven them before. Penske said driving a Lamborghini blows every other driving experience out the window.

“It’s amazing,” he said.

Just ask Justin Bieber.

MasonDixon writes:

in response to BonitaTango:

How much is that after taxes?

I may be going out on a limb here, but probably more than yours before.

Pitoq writes:

It's amazing how the "conservatives" in this blog worship at the alter of the rich who keep them on a leash. Pitiful is a better word-s----- is good too.

MasonDixon writes:

It's hilarious to see the "loony liberals" get worked up over what people do with what's left of their own money.
If only they had could confiscate more of it, they would know better than they on what to do with it.

Ruskin writes:

in response to Pitoq:

It's amazing how the "conservatives" in this blog worship at the alter of the rich who keep them on a leash. Pitiful is a better word-s----- is good too.

If you were intelligent and motivated enough you could also be a entrepreneur and pursue the same lifestyle. If Forrest Gump can do it, surely you could give it a try instead of being bitter. Would you like some cheese with that whine?

suntan writes:

900K tax write off and 400K car taxable, so a big tax write off and a new toy.

MasonDixon writes:

in response to suntan:

900K tax write off and 400K car taxable, so a big tax write off and a new toy.

Good for The Rajah.
That's what hard work gets you.

paulprang#284836 writes:

in response to Pitoq:

It's amazing how the "conservatives" in this blog worship at the alter of the rich who keep them on a leash. Pitiful is a better word-s----- is good too.

I have known Roger for years as one of his employees. Every penny this guy earned came through hard work and smarts. He may buy expensive cars, but his charitable contributions dwarf his personal expenses. He just a great person who happens to be wealthy. Ride well, Roger.

anicou writes:

in response to Ruskin:

If you were intelligent and motivated enough you could also be a entrepreneur and pursue the same lifestyle. If Forrest Gump can do it, surely you could give it a try instead of being bitter. Would you like some cheese with that whine?

Well said!

Dilbert writes:

in response to Pitoq:

It's amazing how the "conservatives" in this blog worship at the alter of the rich who keep them on a leash. Pitiful is a better word-s----- is good too.

Are YOU the voice of the liberals ??

attaboy writes:

in response to Pitoq:

It's amazing how the "conservatives" in this blog worship at the alter of the rich who keep them on a leash. Pitiful is a better word-s----- is good too.

If I understand this article it appears he has spent his OWN money and is very happy...in the 1st 60 years of my life the only happy liberal I've seen is one spending SOMEONE ELSE'S money...just sayin

Ruskin writes:

in response to Dilbert:

Are YOU the voice of the liberals ??

Apparently "Pitoq" is. Just ask any of the liberals, they know everything about nothing.

SoSueMe writes:

in response to attaboy:

If I understand this article it appears he has spent his OWN money and is very happy...in the 1st 60 years of my life the only happy liberal I've seen is one spending SOMEONE ELSE'S money...just sayin

Good post. Envy and coveting lead to bad ends.

I think it is probably the "happy" part that bothers the libs. They are the gloomiest bunch I've ever seen. Take a wonderful event that raises a whole bunch of money for good causes and only THEY can find anything wrong in that. Me, I have more time than money to donate ... so I donate time doing things for others (and donate what money I can). I wonder what they do. They are real good at cricizing others, particularly if they are having a good time. Good times are not allowed in liberal-land (if you are a conservative, that is).

SoSueMe writes:

in response to suntan:

900K tax write off and 400K car taxable, so a big tax write off and a new toy.

Who wrote the law? Does this hurt you in any way, shape or form? It is NONE of your business. He can do what he wants with his OWN money, can't he? Or do you want him to give it to you.

Someone said (a liberal) that JFK said "To whom much is given, much is expected." Know what? There are a whole bunch of people that take the largesse of the Government (us) and do nothing for it. We GIVE it to them. Government TAKES it from taxpayers. To whom much is GIVEN, much is expected. So ... what do they "give back"??? Eh? Silence.

Becksperado writes:

Congrats to Penske and Happy Motoring! He actually got a great deal on the car and got to help a good cause at the same time. Kudos!

AmericasTrueRecoveryBeginsIn2016 writes:

in response to Pitoq:

It's amazing how the "conservatives" in this blog worship at the alter of the rich who keep them on a leash. Pitiful is a better word-s----- is good too.

It's amazing how the liberals in this forum vilify the wealthy at every opportunity for allegedly "not paying their fair share" in taxes, then turn around and also vilify the wealthy at every opportunity for how much they are donating to charity.

Hypocrites much?

wentfishn writes:

in response to AmericasTrueRecoveryBeginsIn2016:

It's amazing how the liberals in this forum vilify the wealthy at every opportunity for allegedly "not paying their fair share" in taxes, then turn around and also vilify the wealthy at every opportunity for how much they are donating to charity.

Hypocrites much?

They just want their plates full without workin for it, come on give em a break.

SoSueMe writes:

Who gets to decide "fair share"? Fair to whom. How about the bottom 50% paying THEIR fair share, or at least $2 each. After all, they use most of the programs. To whom much is GIVEN, much is expected (to quote JFK as quoted by a liberal poster on another thread).

AmericasTrueRecoveryBeginsIn2016 writes:

For the liberals who seem so focused on the "tax deduction" questions as a way to criticize Penske and the other people donating to these worthy causes, I would like to ask how many of them are aware that Obama took a deduction on his 2012 income tax return of a little over $150,000 for charitable contributions?

They're likely okay with that, even though Obama is admittedly a wealthy "1%-er" himself, because they share a political ideology with him.

AmericasTrueRecoveryBeginsIn2016 writes:

Just as a follow-up, the deduction of $150,034 in charitable contributions that Obama took on his 2012 income tax return represented approximately 23% of his reported gross income of $662,076.

That's almost a full 1/4 of everything that he reportedly earned last year.

I wonder how Obama's "donation deduction" ratio compares to that of the people donating to these worthy causes?

I'll wager that it's higher, and by more than just a little bit.

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