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AskPatty Kicks Up Her Feet at BlogHer in Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 19th, 2008 10:04pm

BlogHer's annual conference is like no other -- it is the thrilling diversity of the blogosphere come to life! Thousands of women Bloggers have assembled in San Francisco to experience technical labs, educational workshops, intense discussion sessions, relevant sponsors, speakers from every corner of the blogosphere, and plenty of opportunities to network and socialize. And in Second Life, hundreds of other women ...


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Are Eco Friendly Family Vehicles An Urban Legend?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 19th, 2008 4:34pm

Eco-Blogger Kristen Chase is soon expecting her third child, and has become quite aware of the difficulties inherent in trying to negotiate automotive seating for two car seats and a booster  - and let's not forget to leave room for the parents, and storage for the necessary strollers and baggage that little ones require. We agree with Kristen when she says nothing puts a hurting on a budget like a new car ...


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Catching up with Sarah Fisher

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 15th, 2008 8:10am

When Sarah Fisher became the youngest woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 at the age of 19 in 2000, it seemed like nothing could stop the Ohio native. In combination with being just the third woman to compete in the Indy 500, she also became the first lady to stand on the podium at an IRL event; finishing third at Kentucky Speedway in 2001 and second at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2002, she made another ...


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General Motors Combines Forces with Clean Energy to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2008 3:03pm

AskPatty.com joined General Motors and Clean Energy Fuels Corporation at a luncheon recently to discuss the first steps in creating a Hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the Los Angeles area. As part of this process, Clean Energy will soon open a hydrogen fueling station in Los Angeles with support from General Motors, and the two companies will continue to jointly explore opportunities to expand the ...


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Hillary Will proves 'yes she can' at O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2008 2:05pm

Hillary Will proved "yes she can" at the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals in June, the ninth event of the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, in Topeka, Kans. Will won with a final round victory over Larry Dixon. "There's so many emotions because there were times where I thought, 'I can't do this. Maybe I shouldn't be racing. Maybe I don't belong in this fuel car,"' ...


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Child Seat Safety Education Begins and Ends With Safe Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2008 3:00pm

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under? Did you also know that from 1998 to 2007, approximately 365 children--most of them aged three and younger--died from heat stroke after being trapped in a car? Both of these statistics are especially heartbreaking because, in most cases, a small amount of parental awareness and education ...


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Allstate America's Teen Driving Hotspots Study Finds Locations of Most Deadly Crashes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2008 2:58pm

Metro areas in the southern US scored lowest in an Allstate study that identifies “hotspots” where fatal teen driving crash rates are highest. The study’s release kicks off Allstate’s “Action Against Distraction” safe teen driving program. The study found that the 10 deadliest places among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas are in the southern US. The deadliest metro areas ...


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Shannon McIntosh is no ordinary girl

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2008 2:56pm

Don’t mistake Shannon McIntosh for just another girl. While some girls were busy shopping for shoes and worrying about the color of their lipgloss – Shannon was worried about where she was going to race on Wednesday nights. "I took her to a race when she was about 4 years old, and she loved it," said her father, Tim McIntosh. "So I bought her a quarter-midget when she was 5, and we ...


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Three Key Tips to Fuel Savings at the Pump

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2008 2:55pm

With gas prices approaching than $4.50 per gallon in most states, it is more important than ever for motorists to maintain their vehicles. To get the most out of a tank of gas, experts at Honeywell Consumer Products Group suggest that in addition to properly inflating tires and altering driving habits, motorists should be diligent about changing their worn and dirty spark plugs, replacing clogged air filters, and maintaining a ...


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Great Gifts for Car Guys from the Busted Knuckle Garage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2008 2:52pm

Dad already got grease on the tie you gave him for Father's Day? If he'd rather spend time in the garage than at the Nordstrom haute couture department, check out the Busted Knuckle Garage for some unique gifts for "wrench-twisting car guys, bikers, and wannabe's." Best known for their line of herbal skin care products, close to 65% of their web customers are ladies buying for their father, hubby, ...


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