Acura Plans World Debut at L.A. Auto Show
11 November 1999Acura Plans World Debut at L.A. Auto Show and Announces Sponsorship of VIP Preview Night
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 -- The buzz is already starting for the much anticipated and all-new 2001 Acura CL world debut, but that's not all Acura has planned for the L.A. Auto Show. Acura is also leading the way by becoming presenting sponsor of the VIP Preview Night charity benefit. In the luxury performance coupe market, Acura will raise the stakes when company executives unveil the completely redesigned 2001 Acura CL during the L.A. Auto Show's Media Days, January 6 and 7, 2000. It's a fitting introduction, given that the stylish new CL was designed in the company's California studio and is in keeping with the auto show's California Dreamin' 2000 theme. Acura joins an unprecedented number of import and domestic automakers who are preparing world and North American debuts for the L.A. Auto Show. Like Acura, many automakers are adapting elements of the show's California Dreamin' 2000 theme into their exhibits and designs to celebrate the global impact of California's influence on automobile design and development. Acura also joins in the fight against homelessness in Los Angeles as presenting sponsor of the sixth annual VIP Preview Night on Friday, January 7. The evening includes gourmet food, refreshments, live music and an advance peek at all the new vehicles. Proceeds benefit Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, an organization that is dedicated to combating homelessness through health services, education and advocacy programs. "The L.A. Auto Show is the first big show of the millennium and Acura is proud to sponsor the VIP Preview Night for charity," said Dennis Manns, assistant vice president of sales, Acura division. "This year's show is especially exciting for Acura since we will unveil our all-new 2001 CL performance luxury coupe to the entire world." According to Mario Velasquez, director of development for Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, VIP Preview Night keeps growing in popularity within the automotive and entertainment fields, but more importantly, is raising awareness to help the homeless. "Acura's tremendous support and generosity ensures that this year's benefit will rise to new heights," he says. "Additionally, all funds raised during VIP Preview Night stay here in Los Angeles." Advance tickets for VIP Preview Night, presented by Acura, are $75 per person and are available by calling toll-free 888-VIP-7799. Media Days for the L.A. Auto Show are Thursday, January 6 and Friday, January 7, 2000, and will feature approximately 24 manufacturer news conferences. For additional information, contact http://www.laautoshow.com or call VL Communications Group at 916-362-3400.