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Audi Mileage Marathon: Amy's Audi Adventure!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 13th, 2008 1:46pm

Yesterday, I got up bright and early to hop on a plane to Denver, Colorado.  Jody Devere from www.askpatty.com asked me if I would like to represent Ask Patty and participate in the Audi Mileage Marathon  by driving a new Audi A4 TDI Clean Diesel from Denver to Las Vegas. Of course I said YES!The Audi Mileage Marathon started on Oct. 6th. A fleet of 23 diesel-powered Audis rolled out of NYC and started heading west. The first ...


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New Questions on Booster Seat Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2008 2:32am

We've been told over and over again how important it is to have our babies safely buckled in to their child safety seats, but as they grow up a little more, it's also equally important that their growing bodies be strapped into booster seats better designed for their midsize frames. Boosters are designed for children -- typically ranging from about 4 to 9 years old -- who are too big for toddler restraints but still too small to use ...


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Chevrolet Aveo5 Livin' Large College Cab Provides Free, Interactive Rides to College Students

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 3rd, 2008 2:05pm

In a new spin on the idea of campus shuttles, Chevrolet has announced it will be dispatching a 2009 Chevy Aveo5 to six college campuses, where it will provide free rides to students. During their ride in the Chevy Aveo5 College Cab, students will knowingly be filmed en route to their destination on or near campus. They will be encouraged to showcase their personality during their time in the Aveo5 College Cab and within 24 hours, their ...


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Flash of Genius - Windshield Wiper Wipeout

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 2nd, 2008 8:52pm

I love a great car girl movie and with much anticipation am looking forward to a movie night with the girls to go see this new movie - Flash of Genius!  It is based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns's (Greg Kinnear) long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, http://server.mammothnyc.com/flashofgenius/trailers.zip "Flash of Genius" tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive ...


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Alternative Energy? How About Human-Powered Railcars?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2008 4:38am

AskPatty came across something, er, unusual for train fanatics as well as those who seek out-of-the-ordinary entertainment. Each year, Erasmus P. Kitty's Hand-Car Regatta blends art and science into one gigantic experience of moving parts, sounds, and people. The Hand-Car Regatta supports art as an experience by taking art out of the gallery, into a public space, and incorporating science, math, and human ingenuity. The Hand-Car ...


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Baby Safety Month: Keep Those Kids Safe During September

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2008 4:41am

This September marks the 25th anniversary of Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This year, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on the safe selection and use of child restraint seats by providing valuable information for keeping baby safe in the car.JPMA is proud to support Child Passenger Safety Week, which is happening RIGHT NOW,  September 21-27, 2008! ...


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Chrysler Joins the Electric Vehicle Party

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2008 4:26am

With so much talk of electric vehicles approaching the marketplace,  it appears that Chrysler was not about to be left out of the party and has announce that it will also be supplying a couple of entries to green-minded alternative-fuel seeking consumers.Best known for its manly heavy-duty trucks and gas guzzling super-high-performance vehicles, the company has just announced the advent of three electric-drive vehicles, one of ...


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Top 20 Kissers Square off for Astra Photo Contest Finals

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2008 7:47am

What do a donkey, a policeman, and a bride all have in common? They are among the 20 finalists who puckered up in clever ways to submit an entry into Saturn's Kiss My Astra photo contest. These finalists were submitted from more than 300 great, creative, and funny photos.You can view the finalists at www.saturnkissmyastra.com, and then vote for your favorite Astra-kissing photo. The photo with the most votes will win the Grand Prize - ...


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Test Drive the Latest Eco-Friendly Vehicles at Santa Monica's AltCar Expo

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2008 7:44am

Over the past few years, Americans have become more and more conscious of the environment and global warming. One of the biggest factors that impacts the environment today is automotive vehicles. The number of hybrid and diesel vehicles has increased significantly as Americans continue to search for environmentally and economically efficient cars.On September 26 and 27 the third annual Santa Monica AltCar Expo,  one of the largest ...


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Lightning Volt Hits Chevrolet at GM 100 Year Birthday Party

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 19th, 2008 1:57am

GM's Bob Lutz, Ed Welburn, GM's design chief and Ed Peper, General Manager of GM's Chevy division are strutting around like the proud Papas of their electrifying newborn baby, the Chevy Volt.Yes, the much anticipated and controversial Chevy Volt production model was unveiled Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at the GM 100-year birthday celebration in Detroit and the auto industry is electrified with buzz over it. "The Volt is scheduled to ...


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