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Ask Patty Around the Auto World Blog Carnival: June 5th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2007 3:27pm

Welcome to Ask Patty’s blog carnival for June 5th! We are at it again with the most up-to-date articles and topics from around the auto world.  We found so many articles about kids and family this week that we thought we would focus on that topic.  The kiddies will be out of school soon so the little munchkins are on our minds! You know the Build-a-Bear workshops? The ones where you can create your own ...


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Dad a car nut? Rev him up this Father's Day with these unique gifts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2007 1:16pm

Father's Day is coming up and gift givers everywhere are thinking about what to get Dad. We're pretty sure he doesn't need another tie, so our colleagues at TireRack.com have compiled a range of ideas that those Dads passionate about cars might actually find useful. Hate watching Dad cringe every time he fills up the tank? The Accutire Air10 Gauge with built-in LED flashlight will help him save money by ...


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Introducing the Newest Ask Patty Expert Panel Members

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 4th, 2007 9:12pm

Ask Patty has added three more excellent automotive women to our expert panel! Meet them here: Amy Plant-Lowe grew up in the automotive industry with her dad and four brothers. Amy started working at the family shop, Plat's Auto Service, in 1989 as the receptionist answering phones and greeting customers. She quickly moved into the Service Advisor position. In 2001 her father retired and Amy and her brother Spencer became ...


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Win a Trip to BlogHer by Submitting Car Stories!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 4th, 2007 4:19pm

Ask Patty is giving away a trip to BlogHer 2007 in Chicago! The third annual BlogHer Conference, A World of Difference, is taking place on July 27 - July 29, 2007, in Chicago, IL. BlogHer's annual event is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet your virtual friends face-to-face while getting a chance to learn from the collective wisdom of the entire BlogHer Community. Over two-plus days, you'll have a ...


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Interview with Tiffany Nabozny - General Chair of the 2007 Northwood Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 4th, 2007 2:43pm

Ask Patty likes to interview some of the up and coming ladies in our industry and  our chat with Tiffany Nabozny wasn't an exception. She is a bright young star in the automotive world and we are here to introduce you to her and watch with us as her star keeps rising! ASK PATTY: Tiffany, tell us about Northwood University and what you do with the school. Tiffany: I am currently a Junior at Northwood University ...


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Meet Ask Patty in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 4th, 2007 2:42pm

Ask Patty recently launched her venue in Second Life on Pontiac’s Motorai Island. A lot of you were there at our launch party (shout outs to VLB, Callie, and Osprey!) and you boogied with us all evening, but that’s not the end of our social activities in SL! Every Wednesday at 2pm SL time (PST), we are hosting “Caffeine and Cars” in our lounge. You can come and enjoy our fresh espresso and ...


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Now You Can Have All The Colors Of Your Wildest Dreams

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 1st, 2007 3:34pm

Gals, go take a look-see into your makeup drawer for me. Go ahead, I’ll wait here. Okay, come back! Tell me what you see. Color right? Lots and lots of beautiful shades and deep, rich tones. Well, car makers are taking their cues from those little pallets we keep in our bathrooms. According to Forbes Autos, the same color trends that are affecting the looks of cell phones, iPods, and wallpaper are affecting our rides. ...


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Ellen Degeneres Needs a Female Friendly Certified Dealer

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 1st, 2007 3:32pm

Ellen Degeneres talked about her recent car buying experience where she bought TWO cars, one for herself and one for a friend. She jokes about how great her experience was, as far as the actual purchase, and how she was so happy with her sales person that she even contemplated offering up her kidney! Hmm, kidneys might a bit too far. She related her attempt to trade in the same vehicle a few weeks later and tells how she ...


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One Million Ways To Say Thank You to Our Troops

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 31st, 2007 7:23pm

A young teen in California started a non-profit organization that gathers thank you notes from all over the country and sends them to our overseas troops. The program is called “A Million Thanks” and so far they have well surpassed one million letters and cards. And now dealerships are getting in on the deed. Spearheaded by Julie Kellogg-Cook of Kellogg Motors, Pontiac Buick GMC dealers across the nation ...


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Interview With Maura Schreier-Fleming - Owner Best@Selling

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 31st, 2007 3:44pm

Ask Patty often interviews great women in the automotive industry, and Maura Schreier-Fleming is no exception. With her background in Mobil Oil as the first female lube engineer, she made a great interviewee. In fact, we even wrangled her to be on our expert panel! Ask Patty: I heard a little rumor that you were one of the first female lube engineer with Mobil Oil. Can you tell us about that job and what it ...


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