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					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
                                                                                                                                                                                              dealership's owner.

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.    design," says              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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