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Stunning Off-Road Beast the Mercedes G550 - Rebelle Rally Review

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 4th, 2017 8:00am

Stunning Off-Road Beast the Mercedes G550 - Rebelle Rally Review Test Locations: Off-road – moderate to difficult terrain including dunes On-road – Town, back roads of San Diego and Imperial Counties.  Didn’t hit a track. Off-Road Capability = 5 stars Crowd Stopper = 5 stars Price = $$$$$ but you’ll keep it a lifetime. In America, the hulking, boxy Mercedes G550 is quite misunderstood.  I blame that on the Kardashian ...


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AskPatty Goes Orange for Animals in April

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2016 9:19pm

Each April, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) dedicates the month to their “Go Orange for Animals” campaign to raise awareness of “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” month. We’re super pet friendly here at AskPatty, as most of us are dog or cat lovers, so we love to share info promoting pet safety. Sunday, April 10th, marked the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary as the ...


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Godzilla's Back, and He's Craving Italian... Cars, That Is

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 9th, 2014 10:25am

Specifically, Fiat cars.  In the “Godzilla Craves Italian” commercial launched in relationship with the much-anticipated film in theatres now, Godzilla snacks happily on whichever small, brightly colored, Fiat cars he can pick off the streets. “As one of the year’s most-anticipated films prepares to hit movie screens, we want to think big like the Fiat 500L, and what’s bigger than ...


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AskPatty Welcomes ASE Blue Seal Shops to its Certified Female Friendly Location Search

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 4th, 2014 1:00am

AskPatty.com, Inc., a company that aims to provide a web resource for women to get reliable car advice and find female friendly automotive professionals, has today announced the addition of the nearly 1,500 automotive repair shops who have attained the ASE Blue Seal recognition to their listing page. These shops will now show in addition to the already numerous network of AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly locations ...


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Bcureful dedicated to finding a cure and raising awareness for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 10th, 2013 1:27pm

Julie Scroggins, CFO of Waukegan Tire & Supply Co., Inc. and an AskPatty Certified Female Friendly expert advisor, has founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization called Bcureful to focus resources on Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, or TSC. TSC is a genetic disorder that affects 1 in 6,000 newborns causing non-malignant lesions to develop in the brain and other vital organs. Although the growths are almost always benign, they can cause ...


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The NASCAR Experience Part Three - Married to a Man that Goes 200 MPH

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 6th, 2008 9:31pm

I got a rare opportunity to interview the wife of Sam Hornish Jr., who drives the No. 77 Mobil 1  Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. The former Crystal Liechty attended Archbold High School in Archbold, Ohio, along with Sam, her high school sweetheart, and the two were married on June 5, 2004, in Indianapolis, a week after the Indy 500. They recently moved closer to Penske Racing near Charlotte, North Carolina from ...


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The NASCAR Experience Part One - What Does it Feel Like to go 175 MPH?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2008 3:18am

Last weekend I was invited to a NASCAR extravaganza weekend event by Mobil 1 Official NASCAR Sponsor to get up close and personal with NASCAR, Mobile 1, Penske Racing and Sam Hornish driver of the #77 Sprint cup car at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. The agenda included a ride-along with Sam Hornish Jr. in the #77 sprint cup car on the track and they definitely saved the best for last.Well, first I  needed ...


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Catching up with Sarah Fisher

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 15th, 2008 8:10am

When Sarah Fisher became the youngest woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 at the age of 19 in 2000, it seemed like nothing could stop the Ohio native. In combination with being just the third woman to compete in the Indy 500, she also became the first lady to stand on the podium at an IRL event; finishing third at Kentucky Speedway in 2001 and second at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2002, she made another ...


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Barbara Terry's got the Baja 500 on her mind

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

America’s favorite auto expert is adding a new challenge to her ‘to-do’ list – Barbara Terry is running the Baja 500. This is the Baja 500’s 40th anniversary -- the Tecate SCORE Baja 500 is a 500-mile off-road race starting and ending in Ensenada, Mexico. Barbara will be in Ensenada a week before the race to do a pre-run of the course and take part in media interviews, she is also ...


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Ford Syncs Up With California Laws

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2008 7:30pm

As California prepares to go "hands-free" this summer, Ford is ready to help the 29.7 million cell phone subscribers in California with its state-of-the-art Sync in-car communications and entertainment system, developed with Microsoft. California drivers don't have to buy a new bluetooth handsfree headset to comply with the law if they already own a Sync-equipped Ford vehicle. Ford Sync provides ...


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