CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte businessman is offering free rides in his Ferrari California T to people who want to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“If you want to go get your vaccination, and you want to do it in a fun ride, let’s go!” said Mike Luick, a Ferrari owner.
He shared a post on NextDoor that reads, “Haven’t been vaccinated yet? Need a ride? I got you covered.”
The Ferrari website boasts that the “California T epitomizes the sublime elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s.”
“One of my favorite responses was a 14-year-old,” Luick said. “He reached out to me and said he’s getting vaccinated. Yes, let’s do this. Let’s make sure your parents give consent.”
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Luick said he wanted to do something to help others during the pandemic.
“From the businesses shutting down, schools shutting down, family not being able to travel, social distancing, wearing masks,” he told Channel 9 reporter DaShawn Brown. “To be really frank, I am sick of all of the things we’ve had to do as Americans over the last year-and-a-half to battle COVID.”
In the same post, Luick promoted the new initiative by the state health department, which is offering $25 cash cards at select vaccinations for the person getting the shot and the driver.
“That was really what prompted this,” he said. “I thought this is another incentive that I hadn’t heard about before, and I thought, ‘How can I incentivize somebody?’”
The teen who contacted Luick for the ride to a clinic got the green light from his parents, and they are revving to go.
That will be Luick’s first ride to a clinic in his push to get people vaccinated.
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