Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle to Open L.A. Auto Show Media Days as MPG Keynote Speaker

Oct 10, 2000, 01:00 ET from L.A. Auto Show

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle is an
 influential figure in the luxury car market.  As group vice president of Ford
 Motor Company's Premier Automotive Group, Reitzle is responsible for
 overseeing the worldwide operations of Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover and
 Aston Martin.
     Reitzle, who has an avid appreciation of classic marques, will share his
 passion and vision of the international premium car market and direction of
 the Premier Automotive Group as the keynote speaker at the Motor Press Guild
 Breakfast on Thursday, January 4, which is the first of two media days at the
 2001 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show.
     Reitzle, who was instrumental in reshaping California's automotive
 landscape by relocating the North American headquarters of Volvo, Jaguar, Land
 Rover and Aston Martin to the West Coast, joined Ford after 23 years with
 BMW AG.  He spent 13 of those years as a board member where he was credited
 with bringing many of the German company's most successful products to market.
      "Mr. Reitzle is one of the most capable, interesting and dynamic
 executives in the car business, and this will be the first time he's addressed
 the West Coast media," explains Scott Oldham, president of MPG and senior
 editor of Auto World Weekly.  "He's clearly an important person for our
 members to get to know and am confident his participation as the MPG keynote
 speaker will get this year's show off to an awesome start."
     Following Reitzle's remarks will be a comprehensive schedule of
 manufacturer news conferences.  Many automakers are finalizing their plans,
 but if last year's record of three dozen World and North American production
 and concept vehicle debuts are any indication, this year's L.A. Auto Show will
 continue to provide newsworthy introductions.
     For additional information, media may contact VL Communications Group at
 916-362-3400 or by email at vlcomm@aol.com .

SOURCE L.A. Auto Show