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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 25, 2007

Published Sep 26th 2007, 6:41am by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles
Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we focused on wacky cars. This week, we've got a broader potpourri of women's automotive news. Enjoy!

Russo During meetings with vendors and site organizers years ago, Josephine Alcazar often felt invisible. Although she was the co-owner of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, she wasn't treated as an equal. This article in the Arizona Central explains that, today, Alcazar remains instrumental in the success of one of the "big three" collector-car auctions in Phoenix, Arizona.

Hello_kitty_rims No, your eyes do not deceive you. This guy is in Hello Kitty Hell. He lives in fear of the over-Hello-Kittification of his wife's car. And now his wife wants to add Hello Kitty wheels. They're sooooooo cute! See for yourself at

Vermont_ladies_rally What started out as a bunch of ladies sharing a bottle of wine and discussing antique cars has evolved into a Ladies' Vermont car rally that benefits the Vergennes Opera House. Now nearing a decade old, last week's event renovates the old opera house, and funds the 60 or 70 programs that come through the facility a year. That's car cruising fun for a good cause!

Star_and_cars The Philadelphia Eagles and Linebacker Takeo Spikes are partnering with the Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority to present the 2007 Stars & Cars Sweepstakes. Visit to enter the sweepstakes and learn how to protect your vehicle from theft.

Fall_colors Michigan's annual fall color show is beginning to peak across the far western and northern Upper Peninsula, reports AAA Michigan. In fact, AAA's weekly survey of state parks and regional visitor's bureaus report red and purple hues are 15-25 percent developed there. Fall color watchers can find more information about colorful drives at

Skymall_car_curtain Those funny guys over at Jalopnik found this funny product at Skymall, and had this funny thing to say about it: "We found the following product in the SkyMall catalog on the way home from Los Angeles last night and can't make heads or tails of it." Whatever. Those Jalopnik guys are funny. Sometimes.

Northwood_auto_show Auto enthusiasts will get their first look at the newest and hottest innovations from auto makers worldwide at the upcoming Northwood University International Auto Show, September 28-30, 2007 at Northwood University's Midland, Michigan, campus. A V.I.P. event will open the show on Friday, featuring a panel discussion with industry leaders and influencers, including our very own Jody DeVere, President of and Women's Automotive Association International. Go Jody!

Gas_prices Everyone's looking for a way to enhance their vehicle's performance. If you're not using Top-Tier gasolines, then consider adding an aftermarket fuel additive. MilesPlus is one such additive, that claims to improve engine performance and reduce emissions emissions. Apparently California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has recognized it is an example of an initiative to develop new ideas and concepts to help combat global climate change.

That's it for this week's AskPatty Cars Around the World Blog Carnival! Make sure to submit your article for next week's "Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival" using the online form or by emailing Ask Patty at

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