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

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 28th, 2006 3:35pm

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! 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 ...


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A Quest for the Quintessential Mom-Mobile: 2006 Lexus RX 400h

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2006 4:34pm

by Kristin Varela of MotherProof To Do:  Finish dishes; Fold laundry; Fuel car; Grocery shop; Bank deposit; Ballet recital; Fuel car again; Play group; deposit more money so I can FUEL CAR AGAIN! Isn’t summer supposed to be less hectic than the rest of the year?  Well, listen up fellow moms, I’ve found a revolutionary way to cut down on our ‘To Do’ lists while helping us manage ...


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What do Mom's Want to Drive?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 26th, 2006 9:30pm

Ask Patty and the Silicon Valley Mom Blog want to know what Cars, SUV's, Minivans, Hybrids, Crossover's or trucks Mom's want! Joanne at the Driving Woman Blog wrote a post on of the Coolest Cars for Soccer Moms recently, is this you? Monday November 27th MotherProof reviews The 2006 Lexus RX 400H (the world’s first luxury hybrid SUV) on Ask Patty. What do you think of this vehicle? In a survey conducted ...


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Fighting the Gridlock

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 26th, 2006 8:50pm

No one loves traffic. There is not a single soul who gets up in the morning, stretches their back and yawns, while thinking, “Today is the day. Today is the day I get to sit in lots of traffic. I can’t wait!” Don’t argue with me because there is no one sane that thinks that. While we all dislike traffic on normal commutes; any disruption like a holiday or a big tent sale just serve to compound the ...


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