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Green vs. Safety New Trend of US Car Makers?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 21st, 2008 9:38am

Recently, a lot of talk about cars have been about the alternative green vehicles -- electric, hybrid, biodiesel, ethanol, biofuel, fuel cell. We are served with ads after ads of car companies out competing each other on being green. Even if you are not wondering when you can buy it and are enjoying the positive vibe of these feel good ads, you may be getting sick of them like me. However, perhaps we are ...


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Pontiac Empowers United Spinal Association with Motorability Car Culture Island in Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 20th, 2008 10:04am

Pontiac's Motorati Island is getting a second life by making a very generous donation of the very successful seven-region car culture island in Second Life to United Spinal Association. The newly named Motorabilty Island aims to continue catering to the car culture community in Second Life with a twist, by providing an opportunity to empower the 10,000 United Spinal Association members to join Second Life and ...


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Pontiac Empowers United Spinal Association with Car Culture Island in Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 20th, 2008 9:59am

Pontiac Donates Motorati Island in Second Life to United Spinal Association On behalf of United Spinal Association's board of directors, its 10,000 members we are truly grateful to Pontiac and General Motors for the generosity of this wonderful gift to of virtual car culture recreation and will continue ...


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AskPatty in the News, February 1 through 15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 15th, 2008 11:00pm

February 1, 2008 AskPatty expert woman Amy Mattinat at the Sun Times: "12 Steps to Getting Better Gas Mileage!" There are a number of things you can do to ease the money coming out of your wallet to pay for gasoline to power your car. The easiest and most effective way to save money on gas is to park it. Hide the keys from yourself and walk or ride a bike. If you need to go a greater distance try carpooling. This will cut ...


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DeCarlo revved up for Daytona ARCA opener

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 5:20pm

Gabi DeCarlo started racing karts at age 11, and entered her first race at the age of 12. After winning multiple kart championships, DeCarlo ran the Superkarts USA Pro Moto Tour with the KGB North America factory team for four years. During that time she was the only female in SKUSA Pro Moto history to finish a national season in the top twelve. DeCarlo moved up to open wheel race cars, and competed in both the ...


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America’s Wackiest Signs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 5:16pm

Hagerty Insurance, a collector car and boat insurer, conducted a nationwide contest for America’s funniest, craziest and most outrageous road signs. Hagerty customers across the U.S. submitted nearly 250 photos of road signs, local business signs and homemade signs. “Our national contest was launched during the peak travel season so we could garner the best signs from across the country in a variety ...


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Personal Rapid Transport – sky cars of the future

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 3:29pm

Here’s a fantastical idea. Imagine a public transport network that criss-crosses the sky on a monorail-like network, only that you have a personal vehicle, you don’t have a driver, and you don’t have to drive. It gets you straight to your destination without stopping. After you get off, it just goes back to the network. Sounds like science fiction? Guess again. SkyTran, a California company, ...


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Vibe, Versa, Verve.... Varoooooooooom!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 10th, 2008 5:26pm

The Detroit Auto Show was touting so many Hybrids I thought I would mention some petrol -powered cars with plenty of fuel economy now and on the horizon. The Pontiac Vibe is ideal for commuters in need of some passenger and cargo space or as a family vehicle, this 5 passenger vehicle also includes a few important safety features such as driver and front passenger airbags and seatbelt pretensioners that automatically secure ...


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Don't Miss: Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Awards, February 9

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2008 5:13pm

Don't Miss: Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Awards, February 9 Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, February 9th, from 11:30 to 1:30, at the 91st NADA convention in San Francisco, when the Women's Automotive Association International will be honoring five women with a Spirit of Leadership Award at a luncheon to be held at the PARC 55 hotel. Established in 1999, the ...


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Do Cell Phones Make Your Commute Longer?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2008 2:09pm

We all do it people. Don’t even act like you don’t. We chat on our cell phones while driving to work, running errands, dropping off the kids, picking up dinner – you get the idea. I’ve even been sitting in my car and found myself thinking “man there’s nothing on the radio…I’m bored…I should call my mom…” Like there isn’t the business of DRIVING ...


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