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Ode to a Crossing Guard

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 6th, 2007 4:44pm

Growing up I looked forward to walking to school and chatting with the wonderful crossing guard Bea, who greeted me each day by name on my way to school. She always has a word of encouragement or positive remark, "It's a beautiful day today, have fun at school!'. My favorite was when I was late and ran all the way to hear, "You remind me of  a graceful deer when you run and leap!".  She ...


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Surf's Up ...On Wheels!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 5th, 2007 8:26pm

Buckle up, a Bay Area startup is offering a new type of mobile Internet. What happens when a Pro Race Car Driver meets a Sr. Executive from Nortel’s Innovation Lab? They create a network for cars that enables drivers and passengers to take their Internet connection with them wherever they go. Founded in Marin County, CA in 2005, Autonet Mobile provides the first Always-On Broadband Internet service for cars. By ...


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R&B Singer Tamia Set to Open the 11th Annual Urban Wheel Awards

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 5th, 2007 8:25pm

Ask Patty will be at the Detroit Auto Show all next week and we will be bringing you ever star-studded reveal and after-show party we can. To start off the excitment for this year's show, we wanted to tell you about the 2007 Urban Wheel Awards, where Canadian R&B artist, Tamia, will be performing! From her earliest days growing up in the Ontario, Canada projects, Tamia has always faced any adversity by soaring atop ...


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Roger Penske Jr. Named United Auto President

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 5th, 2007 5:40pm

Auto retailer UnitedAuto Group Inc. named Roger Penske Jr. their new president and Robert O'Shaughnessy as the new CFO. Before we get into the details, we wanted to let you know that Penske Toyota, located in Downey, California, is an Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly dealer! You can check out a post we did earlier on their very woman-friendly showroom and interesting racing background! Roger Penske Jr., son of ...


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Consumer Reports Car Seat Review Not Consistent With Federal Standards

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 5th, 2007 4:54pm

Evenflo Car Seats Are Safe and Effective - Tested and Proven to Meet or Exceed Government Standards VANDALIA, Ohio, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Evenflo Company, Inc. is deeply concerned that Consumer Reports magazine has decided to publish an article that may potentially alarm consumers about the safety of their infant child restraints. The magazine decided to publish this article without consultation with child seat ...


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NAIAS Ask Patty Preview Days

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 4th, 2007 3:02pm

Ask Patty will be attending the press preview days for the the Detroit show next week which is marking its 100th anniversary this year under the sponsorship of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association. It draws the chief executives of all major automakers, as well as about 2,100 representatives of supplier companies. This year, automakers plan to unveil 50 or more new vehicles in Detroit, in addition to smaller numbers at ...


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High School Students Can Earn Scholarships and Prizes in AAA's Geography Contest

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 4th, 2007 3:00pm

Ask Patty came across this cool contest for high school students, be sure to enter by January 8th 2007! Some of the questions are pretty tough. If you are driving due west from Dodge City, which state will you first come to? In what state is the world-famous Waimea Canyon? What is the Loire Valley famous for? Answers to questions like these could earn area high school students a chance for a $20,000 ...


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Protect Your Paint From Winter's Ravages

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 4th, 2007 2:57pm

Most people are familiar with the benefits of protecting a vehicle's engine and interior parts from harsh winter conditions, but what about the paint? Sand, salt and other road debris can wreak havoc on paint. People are investing more money than ever before on new vehicles and often keeping them longer, and at the same time paint materials and labor costs continue to rise. Scientists at 3M developed a unique ...


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Starting The New Year Off Right: 2007’s Safest Vehicles

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 3rd, 2007 6:00pm

We’ve been surrounded by family and friends these past few months, with the holidays bringing us some extra vacation time to spend together. We get a lot of questions about car safety at Ask Patty and often you want to know just what are the safest vehicles available. Well, CNN Mo ney did the testing for us! They pulled together the vehicles that scored the best in side-, front- and rear-impact tests performed by ...


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Jill Lajdziak, Rita Case, Cynthia Fergusson and Susan Givens to Receive Spirit of Leadership Award During NADA 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 3rd, 2007 3:43pm

Detroit, MI January 3 2007 -- The Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI) will present its 12th annual Spirit of Leadership awards at a fundraiser luncheon to be held during the 2007 NADA convention in February. The annual luncheon is scheduled to be held in Ballroom D at the Las Vegas Hilton February 3, 2007, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. "The four women we are honoring this year are an ...


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