LINCOLN SPONSORS JUNE
MEMBERSHIP HITS NEW HIGH OF 91!
By: Paul Borden - Photos by
That not only was the high temperature for the day when SAMA members and
guests gathered June 24 for the monthly luncheon in the Rusty Pelicanís
Thatís the new high for our membership!
Treasurer Marcello Serrato, who has worked tirelessly in getting our
membership rolls up, made the announcement at the event sponsored by
Just at half that number was in attendance, including new members Niky
Pauli (Media Racing), Sara Pines (Honda), and Matt Becherer, Jay Rand,
and Nathalie Salas (Homestead-Miami Speedway), who all were welcomed.
The Speedway has been a strong supporter of SAMA, donating the facility
and providing the lunch for the highly successful and popular
Rides-N-Smiles event at the Speedway. Very simply, without the Speedway,
there likely would be no Rides-N-Smiles.
Speedway President Becherer, who assumed his new position in December,
expressed his support of the event in making a few words of welcome to
Honda already has jumped in and agreed to sponsor the August luncheon.
As noted, Lincoln was the sponsor for the June luncheon, and our good
friend Alvaro Cabal from Fordís Southwest Region office was on hand to
introduce the presentation.
Brett Burin, Lincoln MKX Marketing Manager, gave walk-arounds for the
new Lincoln MKX both before and after the meeting, and Product Design
Engineer Ivette Hernandez gave an informative presentation on the new
MyLincoln Touch technology that will be incorporated throughout the
vehicle lineup, starting with the 2011 MKX.
MyLincoln Touch takes the operation of technology such as navigation,
satellite radio, phone, and climate control to the next level with a
highly intuitive system that operates with voice or touch controls.
It appears remarkably simple to operate, and SAMA members no doubt are
eagerly looking forward to trying it out.
Our next meeting will be July 22 with Cadillac as the sponsor.
Watch your e-mail for the time and place.