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Meet Andrea Hans - AskPatty.com Women in Motorsports Interview

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 17th, 2008 6:54pm

Andrea Hans, Team Full Throttle’s NASCAR Driver Development racer, is trying to get the most she can out of her first season in a Legends car. At a race in Indiana a few weeks ago, she was fast as she’s been all season before a broken rear end sidelined her following practice. “It’s a setback,” Hans said. “We were encouraged because in practice I was keeping up with the faster cars ...


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Man Goes for Joyride in a Tux

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 17th, 2008 6:52pm

When you think of the perils of drunk driving, you’re usually thinking of someone driving a car or truck, aren’t you? So did I, until I saw that a man got a ticket for driving drunk on a lawnmower. Yes, that’s right. A lawnmower. A New York man decided to take his lawnmower out for a spin. At 1 a.m. The police got reports of a drunk person and responded to find a tuxedo-clad man on a mower. They ...


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On my way home, again.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 6:52pm

I typing this on an airplane on my way home to Los Angeles, marveling over where my travels have taken me within the last week: More than 8000 miles on three airlines (Northwest, American, Frontier), six different airports (Los Angeles 4x, Chicago Midway 2x, Las Vegas McCarren, Denver 2x, Chicago OHare, and Detroit 2x), and a total of eight separate planes (On Friday, I identified each animal emblazoned on the tails ...


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Shopping for a 'Green Car'?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 6:51pm

Green-minded Los Angeles shoppers searching for an eco-friendly vehicle can save time - and gas - simply by browsing the convenient inventory of cars in San Fernando Valley's Galpin Motors Network. Thanks to a collection of earth-friendly dealerships representing Ford, Honda, Mercury, Mazda, and Saturn, Galpin offers a complete assortment of high-efficiency, low-emissions vehicle choices, from sporty coupes ...


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Toyota Promises Three-Year $1.4 Million Sponsorship of MillionTreesNYC

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 6:50pm

MillionTreesNYC -- a public-private partnership between the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to plant and care for one million new trees in New York City by 2017 -- recently announced that Toyota has become a supporter in its mission to improve New York City's environment. In a three-year $1.4-million sponsorship with MillionTreesNYC, Toyota will support tree ...


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Megan Reitenour moving up in racing ranks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2008 6:49pm

Megan Reitenour is a sixteen-year-old, third generation racer. Racing first grabbed her interest at the age of two when she used to “race” in her pink Barbie Corvette. Her Dad placed pillows behind and underneath Megan, so she could reach the pedals of the car. At age four, she advanced to a Quad Runner, and eventually to a Quarter Midget at age five. She stayed in the Quarter Midget Series for seven ...


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Safety Tips for Women Driving Alone

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2008 6:48pm

According to Shell oil, two violent crimes are committed in the U.S. every minute of every day. Women driving alone can be particularly vulnerable, though there are many things you can do to keep yourself safer, both inside your car and out. We found an informative brochure from Shell Oil with many helpful tips to guide women towards safer behaviors when alone behind the wheel. Written in conjunction with the National ...


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Motoring Gear for Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2008 6:48pm

If you are looking for a gift for your little aspiring auto aficionado, then check out Mini's MotoringGear kids section. They have several car-oriented gifts that could be right up your alley. Take a look at their Mini Baby Racer (II). It features unique details, like a ‘chrome’ front grille and light housings, alloy-look wheels, and realistic head- and tail-light lenses. The special plastic tires ...


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Five Steps to Driving a Greener Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 10th, 2008 6:47pm

It doesn't matter if the car you're driving is new or old, big or small. There are preventive maintenance steps every vehicle owner can take to make sure their car is as "green" or environmentally friendly as possible, according to the Car Care Council. By following five simple preventive maintenance steps, you can help protect the environment by improving gas mileage, which in turn saves money at the ...


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Toyota Wins 2008 Energy Star Award

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 10th, 2008 6:46pm

Kudos to Toyota! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), with a 2008 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award last month in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. Toyota has been an Energy Star partner since 2003, and was honored for its long-term commitment to energy ...


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