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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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Teen Drivers: Track Them or Trust Them?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 1:30pm

Auto insurance companies have started offering devices for parents to monitor teen driving habits. Services include in-car cameras or global positioning devices. The intent? Reducing teen accidents. We all know that insurance is higher for teens because they tend to get in more accidents. But is looking over their shoulder the right solution? Teen fatality rates are four times higher than most drivers over 25. And with ...


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6000 Teen Drivers Die Each Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 7th, 2007 7:56pm

Sometimes, when I'm watching TV, I am so moved by some small fact on a show or during a commercial that I must get up immediately to research the subject. I saw a commercial just now from Allstate Insurance that shows a long line of vehicles driving on the highway towards the viewer; as we watch, we see that each car is filled with carefree teenagers. My first impression was how much I liked the music, and that once ...


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