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Day Three NAIAS - Diversity Driven By Design in Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2008 2:23pm

GM held a very interesting panel of designers and media all with multicultural backgrounds and perspectives on how their backgrounds influence new vehicle designs and are they reflective of the preferences of the urban , LGBT, minority and female car buyers. These are segments auto makers can no longer afford to ignore with their tremendous buying power in the ever changing and fiercely competitive landscape they are all ...


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Road & Travel Announces 2008 International Car of the Year and Earth Angel Award Winners

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2008 1:26pm

Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) announced the 12th Annual International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY) winners at a black-tie ceremony on Saturday, January 12. Held at the all-new MGM Grand Detroit, more than 700 industry leaders and media gathered on the eve of press week of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to watch a jury of nationally renowned automotive journalists award the award-winning vehicles ...


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NAIAS Day Two - Green, Green is Green They Say in Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 16th, 2008 2:24pm

My day started out at the GM OnStar Radio Station with a rather heated debate on live radio with Cliff Banks of Wards Dealer Business, host Harry Douglas of Car Concerns, Peter Oppewall of www.evtransportal.com, a very informative site about alternatives in transportation, and myself about whether car buyers really want green cars or are we being forced into greener more eco-friendly choices by our government, 35 ...


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Russo And Steele's 8th Annual 'Sports And Muscle' Auction to be Held January 16-20th in Scottsdale

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 16th, 2008 1:27pm

January 16th-20th, 2008, once again marks the high-throttle action of the 8th Annual Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions "Sports and Muscle" in Scottsdale, Arizona. The premier collector car auction specializes in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods, and customs. The excitement kicks off with the Motown Muscle Charity Gala on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 PM. The charity ...


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NAIAS 2008 Day One Show Coverage Live From Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 15th, 2008 5:41pm

Reporting live from Detroit and NAIAS on all the new unveiling and happenings here at the auto show. Much talk and excitement over the many new choices in environmentally friendly vehicles, wild design concept cars and elegant new designs. The Chevrolet Malibu is the 2008 North American Car of the Year, and the Mazda CX-9 is the 2008 North American Truck of the Year. The winners were announced ...


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Ford Ecoboost Engine Technology Promises Up To 20 Percent Better Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 15th, 2008 4:44pm

This week at the North American International Auto Show, Ford Motor Company is introducing a new engine technology called EcoBoost that will deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy on half a million Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles annually in North America during the next five years. This technology introduces a fuel-efficient engine platform that doesn't require plugging in or special fuels to ...


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Russo and Steele Gala Supports Phoenix Area Pediatric Health Center

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 8:25pm

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles proudly announces its continued support to the Emily Center, located in the Phoenix Children's Hospital as the recipient of the car auction's January 2008 charity gala. The charity event features fabulous food presented by a Celebrity Chef Showcase from 11 of the area's hottest restaurants, silent auction, live auction, and Motown Magic for an evening of great food, ...


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TV 'Hero' James Kyson Lee Joins the 2008 Urban Wheel Awards on January 15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 8:01pm

James Kyson Lee, co-star of the NBC hit Television series, Heroes, is onboard as the latest celebrity presenter for the star-studded 12th Annual Urban Wheel Awards (UWA) taking place on January 15, 2008, at the majestic Fox Theatre in Detroit. The Urban Wheels Awards, which is looked upon as the Academy Awards of the automotive industry, will pay tribute to those pioneering automotive industry leaders who transcend the ...


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Don't Drive if You're Drunk - And Don't Run if You're Dumb

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 5:43pm

Don't Drive if You're Drunk - And Don't Run if You're Dumb Sometimes life just follows a dominoes effect of mishaps that can cause a situation to go from bad to worse. Sometimes it's just dumb luck. Sometimes it's just dumb choices. Take, for instance, the recent incident involving a 22-year-old Minnesota woman who plays the starring role in this season's best example of why it's just ...


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Women and Cars: The Psychology of Global Warming

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 5:39pm

Here is an entertaining New Year resolution that we women could adopt to help fight climate change. What’s more, it seems like it will makes for a lively conversation topic with girlfriends! Recently, Britain’s top government scientist, Professor Sir David King of Cambridge University, was quoted as saying that if women stop admiring guys with fast and sexy cars, the world could be a greener ...


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