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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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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival -- November 6, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 7th, 2007 8:02am

Gobble, Gobble! It's November, which means pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce feasts are just around the corner. While you're waiting for the Turkey, why not relax with the AskPatty blog carnival? Time to get revved up! Ridemakerz is opening a new shop in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Ridemakerz offers kids of every age the opportunity to tune and "trick out" their very own ride. Sounds like the perfect ...


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Wet Weather Driving Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 6th, 2007 10:05am

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, nearly one million vehicle accidents a year occur in wet weather. Many of these rainy-day wrecks are caused by motorists failing to appreciate the vast difference between driving in wet and dry conditions, says Peter Cunningham, a championship-winning race car driver who tours the United States for Firestone, teaching driving skills and discussing ...


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Ford Creates Fake Marketing Research Company for 'Swap your Ride' Campaign

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 2nd, 2007 11:30am

In a recent blog, Toby Bloomberg complains "What is wrong with marketers and advertisers?" She points readers to Ford's recent advertising campaign, "Swap Your Ride," which includes a television commercial with this voiceover: "We didn't tell them we were from Ford; we told them it was... market research." The tag line on Ford's website supporting the campaign reads - ...


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AskPatty Pressroom -- October 19 to October 31

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 1st, 2007 3:51am

October 23, 2007 AskPatty at MotoratiLife: "Cruise-N-Chase!" This is going to be huge! Amanda Shinji of "Underground Resistance" and Patty Streeter of "Ask Patty" have teamed up to bring you a single sim road course along with some old school cruisin' to show off your wheels. More details will follow plus special report by Amanda Shinji on the whole shebang. Mark your calendars for December ...


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AskPatty at 'Women in the Driver's Seat: An Automotive Career Forum for Women'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2007 3:29am

Join City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and AskPatty.com's Jody DeVere for a Discussion on Careers in the Auto Industry; Plus Enjoy a Morning of Informative Safety Workshops and Special Events Saturday, November 3, 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM To break down stereotype and encourage women entering, or re-entering, the workforce to look at careers in the retail automotive industry, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: October 30, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 10:51pm

It's almost time for Halloween trick or treating! This week's carnival treat is an assortment of news from SEMA. What the heck is the SEMA Show? Produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association, the SEMA Show is the world's premier automotive aftermarket accessories event. This trade-only event serves the $36.7 billion automotive aftermarket industry, which allows drivers to personalize and enhance ...


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Just in Time For SEMA: Car Restoration Tips for Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2007 1:09pm

Whenever someone decides to take the initiative to restore a car, it requires a serious commitment. I have seen too many people begin work and never finish. The successful car restorer chooses a car that fits his/her personality and budget, and follows the job through to the end. One must have a love for the process as well as the product, or the project will be rushed and end up to be worthless. I learned this ...


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Auto Retailers present $500,000 Grant to Fund Child Abuse Prevention Program

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2007 10:00am

Norfolk-Virginia-based Cox Auto Trader companies, AutoTrader Publishing and AutoMart.com, along with Cox Communications will present a $500,000 grant secured from the James M. Cox Foundation to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD). The grant will be used to fund the hospital's new child abuse prevention program, which will provide education and support for children and families throughout the ...


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Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento becomes a female friendly dealer certified by AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 26th, 2007 3:41am

"When it comes to the purchase of new vehicles, women are in the driver's seat -- both as buyers and influencers." says James Crowley, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento, California. That's where our dealership's Mission Statement and AskPatty.com certification come in. The Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento dealership lives by its mission statement that: "Our culture guarantees a world class ...


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