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Volkswagen New Beetle to be Raffled At North American International Auto Show's Charity Preview, Jan. 9, 1998

7 January 1998

Volkswagen New Beetle to be Raffled At North American International Auto Show's Charity Preview, Jan. 9, 1998

            Proceeds to Benefit The Detroit Institute for Children

    DETROIT, Jan. 6 -- It's back!  After nearly 2O years,
Volkswagen's Beetle Bug has returned as a totally new car.
    One lucky person will be a raffle ticket away from being the first in
Michigan, and possibly the country, to own and drive one.  The updated 1998
Beetle, generously donated by Volkswagen, will be raffled off at the North
American International Auto Show's Charity Preview on Jan. 9 where it will
make its worldwide debut.  Proceeds from the drawing will benefit The Detroit
Institute for Children, which offers rehabilitative and medical care for
children with physical, neurological and developmental disabilities.
    Nostalgic Beetle fans will appreciate the new design which maintains the
spirit of the original Beetle, while including some modern features.
    Specially designed front seats lift up and away to make it easier to get
into the back.  It has wonderful blue interior display lights that look great
at night.  And, reminiscent of the older Beetles, there's even a bud vase for
a flower, perfect for a new generation of "flower children."
    Tickets are $100 and available at the Volkswagen display the night of the
Charity Preview or by calling 313-832-1100, ext. 203, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., or fax
your request to 313-832-4223.  Checks and all major credit cards are accepted.
You need not be present to win.
    The Detroit Institute for Children is one of the ten local children's
charities to benefit from the Charity Preview.  Since 1920, The Detroit
Institute for Children has been providing specialized diagnostic, medical and
rehabilitative care to disabled children from southeastern Michigan, northern
Ohio and Ontario.  A comprehensive array of more than 30 services and programs
provides a continuum of care for these special children.

SOURCE  Detroit Institute for Children