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Ask Patty Gift Garage: Week Three

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 5:16pm

We took a breather for the L.A. Auto Show this week so the Gift Garage is moved officially to Thursday. Now every week on Thursday you can come to Ask Patty and learn all about the coolest auto gifts for gals. Make sure to mark your calendars!     Speaking of calendars, the Lyn St. James Foundation has a calendar on sale for this year and it’s super cute! The Mission of the Lyn ...


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What My Car Means To Me

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 4:59pm

By Michelle Wingard My personal vehicle is more than just machinery; it is a way of life. Nearly every positive experience I've had in my life can be traced back to my passion for cars. While I consider myself an aficionado when it comes to high-performance vehicles, the Ford Mustang is everything I am looking for in a car. I purchased my first Mustang, a dark green 1995 GT coupe, brand new. My intent was to use ...


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MotorSafe - United Spinal Association

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 4:58pm

United Spinal Association’s Motorsafe program is a nationwide public awareness campaign promoting safe motoring and spinal cord injury prevention. Education on the proper use of all motorized vehicles will help prevent “risky” behavior. While focused on younger drivers, the program targets all people who operate automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), ...


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Live From The L.A. Auto Show: Only In California L.A. Auto Show Turns Green

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 1:32am

The L.A. Auto Show has been an exciting event this year. It is the 100th anniversary of the show and there were so many wonderful choices of new environmentally friendly vehicles, you will turn green with envy when you see others driving them on the street! Wednesday marked the opening of the event for media members and there were some big names there to kick it off with style. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ...


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Live From the L.A. Auto Show: The Buick Enclave Reveal

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 1:31am

To follow up our report on the great new designs by GM, we wanted to bring you the spin on the new Buick Enclave crossover vehicle. General Motors and Buick revealed their new 2008 Buick Enclave at a swanky little reception in Pasadena Tuesday night. The coolest part about the reveal? Tiger Woods drove the vehicle out onto the stage. You heard us! Tiger drove the Enclave out onto the platform and he and Rick Wagoner, ...


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A Young Woman Catches The Automotive Bug

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 1:30am

by Jennifer Frey "Are there any Service men that I could talk to?" "I'd like to talk to someone that knows what they're doing." "I didn't realize there were women in the Service Department." Sadly, these phrases are not uncommon when you are a female working as a Service Writer. These things have been said to me everyday, by men AND women alike. Unfortunately, the world ...


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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 Nov 28th, 2006 11:05pm

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 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. "The four women we are honoring this year are an inspiration for all women to achieve the ...


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The Importance Of A Clean Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 28th, 2006 11:05pm

by Debbie Lee President Professionals Car Care I had a friend send me an email saying her granddaughter was overseas and moving back to the U.S. but needed to sell her car before she returned. She asked me to email her some tips on prepping her car to sell. It reminded me that it is just plain old good practice for all of us to keep our vehicles clean and detailed inside and out. So here are a few friendly reminders and ...


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Interview with Devera Lynn - United Spinal Association

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 28th, 2006 5:41pm

Devera Lynn is the Director of Marketing and Communications for United Spinal Association, a not-for-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and disorders. Since joining the organization only one year ago, Lynn has been developing an innovative blueprint to extend the scope of the Association's national marketing and communications outreach. ASK PATTY: Can you tell me a little bit about ...


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Live From The L.A. Auto Show: GM Blogger Dinner

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 28th, 2006 5:36pm

Ask Patty has been invited to some great events taking place during the L.A. Auto Show this week, and one of them was the GM Design Dinner at the Simon LA Restaurant at the Sofitel in Los Angeles. We met with Dave Rand, Executive Director of Design (Interiors), and Kathleen Zak, Global Design Director, both with General Motors. Kathleen has the incredibly interesting job of designing the interior pieces inside those ...


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