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America’s Wackiest Signs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 5:16pm

Hagerty Insurance, a collector car and boat insurer, conducted a nationwide contest for America’s funniest, craziest and most outrageous road signs. Hagerty customers across the U.S. submitted nearly 250 photos of road signs, local business signs and homemade signs. “Our national contest was launched during the peak travel season so we could garner the best signs from across the country in a variety ...


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Personal Rapid Transport – sky cars of the future

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 3:29pm

Here’s a fantastical idea. Imagine a public transport network that criss-crosses the sky on a monorail-like network, only that you have a personal vehicle, you don’t have a driver, and you don’t have to drive. It gets you straight to your destination without stopping. After you get off, it just goes back to the network. Sounds like science fiction? Guess again. SkyTran, a California company, ...


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Vibe, Versa, Verve.... Varoooooooooom!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 10th, 2008 5:26pm

The Detroit Auto Show was touting so many Hybrids I thought I would mention some petrol -powered cars with plenty of fuel economy now and on the horizon. The Pontiac Vibe is ideal for commuters in need of some passenger and cargo space or as a family vehicle, this 5 passenger vehicle also includes a few important safety features such as driver and front passenger airbags and seatbelt pretensioners that automatically secure ...


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Don't Miss: Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Awards, February 9

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2008 5:13pm

Don't Miss: Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Awards, February 9 Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, February 9th, from 11:30 to 1:30, at the 91st NADA convention in San Francisco, when the Women's Automotive Association International will be honoring five women with a Spirit of Leadership Award at a luncheon to be held at the PARC 55 hotel. Established in 1999, the ...


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Do Cell Phones Make Your Commute Longer?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2008 2:09pm

We all do it people. Don’t even act like you don’t. We chat on our cell phones while driving to work, running errands, dropping off the kids, picking up dinner – you get the idea. I’ve even been sitting in my car and found myself thinking “man there’s nothing on the radio…I’m bored…I should call my mom…” Like there isn’t the business of DRIVING ...


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Driving MBA -- Senior Driving Safety Podcast - After55Blog.com Featured

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 6th, 2008 2:21pm

When is it time for a senior to assess their driving skills? How do you tell Mom it might be time to drive only during daylight hours? How important is driving to maintaining a senior’s independence? How do you objectively assess anyone’s driving skills? The After55Blog.com spoke to Maria Wojtczek of Driving MBA, a full service driver training faciltiy located in Scottsdale, AZ about how to answer ...


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Women in Motorsports - Jennifer Jo Cobb is ready to race

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 6th, 2008 1:58pm

Jennifer Jo Cobb began racing in 1991, and despite some up-and-downs in her career she has proven to be a tough competitor in the world of auto racing. She has numerous victories, and finished in the top ten championship standings for every season she competed full-time in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. In June 2002, Jennifer debuted in the ARCA RE/MAX Series at the Kansas Speedway, finishing 16th position. In ...


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Mean Mom Sells Son’s Car When She Finds Alcohol

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2008 2:13pm

A Des Moines mom calls herself the “meanest mom on the planet.” When Jane Hambleton found alcohol in her son’s car — breaking one of two rules set when she bought the car — she decided to sell the car. So she put an ad in the paper. But not only did she put an ad in the paper, she told every reader of The Des Moines Register exactly what her son did. The ad said: "OLDS 1999 Intrigue. ...


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Excuse Me, But Do You Carpool?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2008 1:35pm

We found a video about adult carpools at sheknows.com, where they introduce it by saying: "With gas prices going through the roof, state agencies, private companies, and online sites are hyping the idea of carpools for commuters. And research shows it might be just the ticket for lowering bills and raising employee morale." It made me remember my own ridesharing experiences, when I had been fortunate enough ...


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2007 Honda Element Wins First-Ever DogCar of the Year Award

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 4th, 2008 2:01pm

With market research showing that more households have pets than have children, the folks who designed DogCar.com know they're not alone in considering the needs of their dogs when shopping for a car. Created by "Good Morning America" veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker and his writing partner, the syndicated columnist, book author, and PetConnection.com blogger Gina Spadafori, the pair decided to start reviewing ...


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