ebruary 18, 2000 Record-Press
BMW is Acura of Somerville
is designated drop-off
bringing for bank food donations
back an HRIIKIKWATKH Acura of Somerville. Route '22 West.
Hridgewaler. has lieen designated an otlicial dmp-off pomt for fiwnl
donations to feed New Jersey's hungry, according to Mill Vinee, the
old mini Acura of Somervillo is participating in a program co-sponsored bv
New Jersey 101.5 FM.
"Thtvo (|iiai1ers of a million people in New .Jersey suffer from food
insecurity, with a limited or uncertain supply of nutritionally adequate
B t MARK MAYWARD UHHI, according to a USDA study,"
("OPI.KV NKWSSKHVU>: . Vince e\plaine<t. "You can help feed New Jersey's hungry by drop-
ping olV non-perishable food items mid mimed ginuls at Acura of
Absence niiikcs the heart forget, >
Somcrvillc fnmi S a.m. until i p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and
a' girlfriend once told me, but it's Saturdays from 8 a.m. until (i p.m., through Feb. 2(i."
just not so with coot old cars. To augment the value of (he fond collected ut Acura of Somervitle,
So it is with BMW, which has Viiuv pledged to make a cash donation equal lo the value of the food
announced that the Mini Cooper collected.
will return to t h e United States Viiuv confirmed that nil douat ions go to needy families, referring to
itftcr an absence of more than t h r w the program as an inexpensive way for jK'nple to help the needy,
dedades. whether donating one can or enough for a family I le pointed out that
A much evolved and totally even small donations soon add up to truckloads.
redesigned Mini, the first since the "Your donation will gladden someone's heart." he promised, "and il
car's introduction in 1959, will be will gladden your own as well. I know your donations are appreciated."
launched worldwide next year. lie |Hiin(etl out that 100 percent of the food collected will lie dis-
Initially introduced in England tributed in New .Jersey, and that a full 90 percent of all money con-
under the Austin and Morns BMW is bringing Its Mini Cooper back to the United States. tributed to the food bank pmgraiu is distributed as food, with only 10
brands, the Mini had a list price of percent used for the cost of distribution.
$1,295 in 1960 and was a serious expected to lx» less than 5 s*iiinds. i.it design," says .lonath.in shuw, Lincoln brought m Mark The food collected at Acura of Somerville will Ix* distributed by The
competitor to the $1,675 VW It ndcs on run-tiat lS-inch W- Hrowning, Jaguar'-. manapnj.: Mi1! !\\ ire of tin- St. l^tuis Cardinals Community Food Hank of New Jei-sey or one of its associated food
Beetle. rated tiii-s of slaggertMt si/.es front director. "Its pur|xtsc i> quite sim to introduce the Lincoln Ulackwood banks to the non-profit groups wbeiv hungry people in New .Jersey
• With 35 horses and a 1,300- and rear that an> kept in coulm-t pty lo pntvuke reaction from ctir- concept pickup. turn for help food pantries, shelters for the homeless, soup kitchens,
pound curb weight, the Mini wax with the n>ad hy BMW's Dynamic ivnt and potential customers Witli This year. Lincoln continued the childcaiv centers, battered women's shelters and senior programs. The
an even run for a 12(KXc VW in a Stability Control. the K-TYl'K concupl, I lit1 world is program's co-sponsor. New .Jersey 101.5 KM. assists in the collection
spoils-star theme with L.A, l^iker through promotional announcements of drop-olT points and coordina-
straight line. The Mini prevailed in Coming along for the ride an* a our focus gnnip." center Shaqiiille O'Neal on hand to
tfc« corners, though. tion of food pick-ups.
UPS navigation system, portable The K-TYPK is also a tribute to introduce the 2(KM) Cattier L. :t
Zfederal safety and emissions hands-free phone. CD changer, the late (leofl I-mvson, Jaguar's lung wheelhase version of the Vince and Acura of Somerville aiv pleased to he a port ol'this mean-
regulations shortened the Mini's heated seats, fully automatic soft director of styling, who bud IK w i n Lincoln 'lbwn Cur. ingful undertaking as a way of giving back lo the community, and they
life in the United Slates nnd slight- top and ti removable hard top. ure looking forward lo a large volume of contributions.
work on the car t>e|hro Ins death The Cart tec L has six more inch-
ly fewer than 10,000 wen- sold on They're all standard. last June, l^iwson also penned the es of rear leg room and wider back The drop-off atldressis Acura of Somerville, Koute 22 West,
this side of the pond between 1960 Fewer than 500 uniu* will be Kridgf water, a quai-lcr-milc east of Hridgewaler Commons.
XK8 and exterior of the 8-TYl'K door o|H«nitigs. Interior upgrades II'you have questions in- need directions, please call (SK)HI 704-OHOO.
and 1967 produced for the United States this The roadster concept is 25 inch- include heated back seats, a folding
NEW BEKMEK year. First deliveries of Z8s to retail es shorter nnd four inches narrow- armrest with storage bins, rear
I BMW pulled the cover off the Z8 customers are expected to begin in er than the XKK COU|M\ which is audio and climate contmls nnd a set- it as a production vehicle. ups.
sports car at the recent I AW Angeles April. 187.4 inches long and 72 incites cigar-size ashtray with illuminated Huilt from a Suburban chassis. Other Avalanche features
tiuto show. .JAG ROADSTER wide, not including the mirrors. lighter. Avalanche has four donix, leg room include a removable hark window
The two-seat Z8 will compete in All those in favor of Jaguar Power will tni supplied by a The ('artier L goes on sale in lor six passengers and a 5-t(»ot-!t- and integrated and lockable stor-
the exotic class uf V-8-powered building the F-TYPE roadster range of engines, starting with the April with the Kxecutive L, a ver- liuh (expandable) IMHI. age bins in the bed.
sports cars and has a price tag of should call local dealerships and "240 hp AJ-V6 engine from the S- sion for Iteet and limousine dealers. It is an "ultimate" ute IHCHUHI' ot This SUV pickup theme IH ninii-
$128,570, including destination pledge allegiance to the man|iie TYPK sedan. A supercharged ver- No word on pricing the ('onverl-t)-('ab System. Chevy lar lo the Kurd F-150 SuperCrow,
charge. The £8 is an aluminum- Jaguar unveiled the K-TYI'K sion with about WK) horsepower is CHEVY AVA1ANCI1E says, A"midgate"can In- folded into sUuting at $H<i,755 for UWl) and
intensive re-creation of the V-8 507 concept car in Detroit and also a possibility. Automatic or Chevrolet showed it* contender the interior to create a •l-bv-8-l'(Hit $,'H ,7!M> for fi topline 1WD Lariat.
roadster of 1956 to 1959 explained (hat designers set out to manual transmissions would drive lor the rapidly forming KUV pickup lu'd space that is sheltered by a Avalanche won't go into produc-
Under the long hood sits a 394 create the ideal compact Jaguar the rear wheels, though all-wheel categoi-y in Detroit - the Avalanche three-piece cargo cover. The con- tion for a year (mayln> noonort,
hp. 5 liu>r V-H (the same unit used roadster, evoking the spirit of the drive, is a product ion-fetisihle concept truck, vertibility of the IHHI is due in part though a luxury model is planned
in the M> .sedan i bolted to a (>-
f legendary K-1TPK option. Hilled as the "Ultimate Utility to the I'KO-TI'JC coinjMiHite materi- lo compote with the Lincoln
Hpeed manual transmiHsiim. T h e F-TYPE concept roadster SHAQ AND HUTCH Vehicle," Avalance in technically al of the box, a feature that will IH' Ulackwood, which goes into produc-
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in is an exercise in pun* Jaguar sports At last year's 1A>S Angeles auto still II concept but most within (5M used on the '2001 Silverado pick- tion lute this year.
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