Northwest NEWS

November 9, 1998


1999 International Auto Show November 11-15

   More than 700 new 1999 cars, trucks, sport-utilities and minivans in every price range and from every domestic and import manufacturer will be on display Nov. 11-15 at the 1999 Seattle International Auto Show at the Kingdome.
   The hours are Wednesday through Friday from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 to 10 and Sunday 10-7. Adults are $7, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
   A $229,5000 Lamborghini Diablo SV Coupe , "The Raging Bull," will be showcased at the event. The car will go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and has a 530 horsepower V12 engine.
   A heavy duty pickup for the physically challenged, the Braun Sport Lift (Trademark), will also be shown.
   The Dodge Ram full-size truck has been converted to allow a wheelchair bound person to have the convenience of driving a heavy duty truck while remaining in their wheelchair. Eddie Rivera, of Rich's Northwest Mobility in Woodinville, will be on hand at the show to demonstrate the pickup which is available in the 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive.
   Some of the new models include the all-new Acura 3.2 TL, Toyota Camry Solara, Honda Odyssey minivan, Cadillac Escalade sport utility and the all new Porsche 911 Carerra.
   There will be one-of-a-kind concepts, exotics and rare "super cars" like the 600-horsepower Dodge Sidewinder concept truck, Panoz Roadster, Ferraris and the Pikes Peak Championshipo Toyota Tacoma Racing Truck.
   After market automotive accessories are featured in booths on the 100 level of teh Kingdome.
   Parking is available at the north Kingdom lot, Union Station, U-Park (1st Ave. S. & Alaska Way) and Pier 37.