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57 Tools for Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYers) from the Car Care Council

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 18th, 2007 1:00pm

Whether on the road or at home, you need to be equipped some basic survival items and tools that can make driving and living with your car easier, safer and more convenient. Here are some suggestions as a starting place, divided into two categories: Emergency Road Kit and Basic Maintenance Tools. You can customize the list according to your needs and your ambitions. The Car Care Council offer this list to help ...


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Women in the Automotive Industry: Liz Pilibosian, General Motors Vehicle Chief Engineer of the 2008 Cadillac CTS

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 15th, 2007 7:00pm

Liz began her GM career in 1982 as a project engineer at Pontiac Motor Division. Since then, she's worked on variety of technical projects including developing complex stress and vibration analysis models, hardware testing and validation, and evaulating underhood/underbody thermal validation, engine noise, and vibration on an assortment of vehicles, including Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Chevrolet Lumina, Pontiac ...


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Improve Teen Driver Safety with 'Rookie Driver' Symbol

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 15th, 2007 7:00pm

Many parents feel defenseless in safeguarding their teenagers when they begin driving. There is one simple, yet important component often overlooked in improving teen driving safety: Identify the new driver's car. Parents can increase awareness of their teen driver by identifying their vehicle with a standardized 'rookie driver' symbol, advises Corinne Fortenbacher, president of Rookie DriverNet. The car ...


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Luxury, Speed, and Power Meet Hybrids and Energy Diversity at Dubai Motor Show Preview

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 14th, 2007 5:52pm

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktou, who is currently the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders inaugurated the 8th edition of the Middle East International Motor Show today. The Middle East is a growing multi-billion-dollar market for ...


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Dubai Auto Show Diary Day Two -- GM Does Middle East with Style

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2007 12:50pm

The GM Dubai Style event Sunday November 11, 2007 at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena was an incredible setting for this 'invitation only' event with over 800 attendees from all over the world. The evening began with an outdoor canapé reception at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena at the Water Terrace on Fort Island. I was able to mingle freely with the VIP guests, GM executives and celebrities attending the event. A ...


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Dubai Auto Show Diary -- Day One

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2007 12:46am

I arrived in Dubai after more than 30 hours traveling from the Los Angeles area, one day before the start of the Dubai Auto Show 2007 events here, as a guest of General Motors. I felt immediately at home as the shuttle bus drove me from Emirates Airlines Flight 2 to the terminal, eyeing and grinning at the sign of a large auto dealer and Castrol just across the street. Yes! The Dubai residents LOVE their cars,too. In ...


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Racing 4 A Reason Driver Competes to Raise Money for United Spinal Association

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 12th, 2007 2:11pm

On December 1, 2007, race car driver Karen Salvaggio will compete at "25 Hours of Thunderhill"--the longest endurance race in North America--to benefit United Spinal Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries or disorders. Since 2002, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill race has been held annually at Thunderhill Raceway Park in ...


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AskPatty in Second Life and Jody DeVere Featured in American Express Small Business Machinima Video

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 12th, 2007 8:04am

Check out this informative video -- featuring AskPatty.com's President, Jody DeVere, and the AskPatty.com virtual venue at Second Life -- that was recently posted at the Amerian Express Open Forums: "Understanding Virtual Marketplaces: A View of Your Small Business in the Virtual World." (http://www.openforum.com/thread.jspa?threadID=300000821) In an attempt to help small business owners transition to a ...


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Miranda Throckmorton -- Racer, High-School Sophomore

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 11th, 2007 1:39pm

Miranda Throckmorton is a 15-year-old high school student but she is not your typical teenager. The Indiana native has been racing since she was 4-1/2-years-old when she began running ¼ midgets. In addition to her studies at Avalon High School just outside of Indianapolis, Miranda works out four times a week with PitFit Training as well as being responsible for all the maintenance and upkeep for her racecars; ...


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WANTED: Women and Minority Non-General Motors Dealers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 2:06pm

General Motors is planning to host its second non-GM dealer recruiting event to meet experienced women and minority dealers who are interested in owning a GM dealership. As the first manufacturer in the automotive industry to launch a Women's Retail Initiative and a Minority Dealer Development program, GM continues its commitment to build a strong diverse dealer network. This December 11 and 12, the Marriott ...


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