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Ask Patty - Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: Week Around the Auto World November 27th

Published Nov 28th 2006, 3:35pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Askpattylogotm1_46 Welcome back to our Ask Patty Blog Carnival! We have some great posts for this week as usual. A big Ask Patty thank you to all of the submitters this week! We got some Toys for Tots, some Biodiesel babes, and child safety awards!

Minivan2 What do moms want in cars? Most people would answer: safety, reliability, comfort and ease of use. The Silicon Valley Mom Blog is talking all about it this week. In conjunction with the L.A. Auto Show, SVMB will be compiling lists of cool car accessories and all things modern in cars and trucks these days. Ask Patty will be stopping by her blog this week and updating the ladies about the show as well!

Laautoshow_1 Speaking of the L.A. Auto Show, Ask Patty will be there and representing all you savvy women car shoppers out there. We will be viewing the reveal of the new Buick Enclave and hanging out with some great automotive bloggers! And guess who’s revealing the new Buick?! Check out our post to find out!

Biodiesel If you are like most people, the idea of biodiesel seems really foreign and super high-tech. Well there is one woman out there trying to change that, and trying to make it available and in the minds of the masses. Maria "Girl Mark" Alovert is a dedicated biodiesel advocate, and her biodiesel homebrew classes are certainly in demand. She even started up a Yahoo group that helps teach about the environmentally-friendly fuel!

Left_top Since we are talking about alternative energy, what about hybrids? Yada, yada, we know. Everyone talks about them; there’s nothing new! Well if you think that, then you haven't seen Don’t Be Fueled! They have all kinds of tips and an entire community of hybrid lovers! And it’s all for moms! It just keeps getting better and better! Check out their 10 Facts You May Not Know About SUVs.

Vwname Have you ever wondered why people name their cars? Do you name your car? Well if you do, you wouldn’t be the only one. Recent research at Colorado State University shows that about half of the 204 people surveyed identified their vehicles as being male or female and about 30 percent of those people named their vehicles.

Fj At 4Wheel Drive & Sport Utility, they are questioning whether or not the new Toyota FJ Cruiser has a face you love or one from which you turn away. What do you think? Is it a car style that is here to stay? This vehicle has had an extremely polarizing effect on people… though some say that is a mark of sustainability.

Commuter Ah, the life of a commuter. What better way to spend your time than behind some fool on his cell phone in an expensive, foreign car during rush hour. People should pay money for such pleasure! Well, of course I am joking. The Mini Truckin’ blog has an entire post on all things commuting!

Toysfortots Car Audio will be opening their hearts (and their pockets) for a good cause this year. This year Eibach will host a car show to benefit Toys For Tots on Saturday, December 9th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Admission is FREE for everyone. Toys for Tots is a great organization to give to during the holidays.  Read about how you can join in on their blog!

Hdrboldmovesmain_1 Ford Bold Moves' recent episode features...You! They are featuring women and the new 2007 Ford Fusion in their most recent episode, "Episode 23: Life in Drive." Ford headed out to some local hot spots and offered some sweet gift certificates to anyone who took a test drive. Ask Patty gives Ford Bold Moves a five-blue oval rating on this video!

Newcarwoman Indianapolis entrepreneurs and auto enthusiasts Christina Baker and Denise Kissick have launched a unique business designed to help women breeze through the car buying process. Their company, Turning Point Auto Agents, is on the right track when it comes to taking the hard part out of buying a new car!

Nada Child Safety is very important. Well the National Automobile Dealer’s Association shows that about half of the 204 people surveyed identified their vehicles as being male or female and about 30 percent of those people named their vehicles. (NADA) knows all about it! NADA has won the Award of Excellence for its Child Passenger Safety Month from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The award recognizes associations that "propel America forward" through innovative community service programs.

Thank you to all of those who submitted their posts to us this week! Make sure you submit next week or email your blog post to Breanne at

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