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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day - and Considering 'Driving While Black'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2008 2:53pm

A recent trip to Memphis left me with some free time in the afternoon before heading to the airport to return home. My friend and I were wondering how to pass a few hours, when he suggested we visit The Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which now houses the National Civil Rights Museum. It was an eye-opening afternoon for me: I was raised in Hawthorne, California, in the 1970s, and ...


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Safety Solutions for The Blind-Sided Driver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 21st, 2008 6:13pm

Everybody knows there are blind spots around the vehicle where the driver can not see; unfortunately, many people don't realize how big the blind spot behind their vehicle actually is. Did you know that rear blind spots can stretch as far as 75 feet behind some larger vehicles, or that as many as 20 young children could be standing behind the average SUV and still be invisible to a driver's rearview mirrors? ...


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Road & Travel Announces 2008 International Car of the Year and Earth Angel Award Winners

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2008 1:26pm

Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) announced the 12th Annual International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY) winners at a black-tie ceremony on Saturday, January 12. Held at the all-new MGM Grand Detroit, more than 700 industry leaders and media gathered on the eve of press week of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to watch a jury of nationally renowned automotive journalists award the award-winning vehicles ...


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Russo And Steele's 8th Annual 'Sports And Muscle' Auction to be Held January 16-20th in Scottsdale

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 16th, 2008 1:27pm

January 16th-20th, 2008, once again marks the high-throttle action of the 8th Annual Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions "Sports and Muscle" in Scottsdale, Arizona. The premier collector car auction specializes in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods, and customs. The excitement kicks off with the Motown Muscle Charity Gala on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 PM. The charity ...


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Ford Ecoboost Engine Technology Promises Up To 20 Percent Better Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 15th, 2008 4:44pm

This week at the North American International Auto Show, Ford Motor Company is introducing a new engine technology called EcoBoost that will deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy on half a million Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles annually in North America during the next five years. This technology introduces a fuel-efficient engine platform that doesn't require plugging in or special fuels to ...


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Russo and Steele Gala Supports Phoenix Area Pediatric Health Center

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 8:25pm

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles proudly announces its continued support to the Emily Center, located in the Phoenix Children's Hospital as the recipient of the car auction's January 2008 charity gala. The charity event features fabulous food presented by a Celebrity Chef Showcase from 11 of the area's hottest restaurants, silent auction, live auction, and Motown Magic for an evening of great food, ...


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TV 'Hero' James Kyson Lee Joins the 2008 Urban Wheel Awards on January 15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 8:01pm

James Kyson Lee, co-star of the NBC hit Television series, Heroes, is onboard as the latest celebrity presenter for the star-studded 12th Annual Urban Wheel Awards (UWA) taking place on January 15, 2008, at the majestic Fox Theatre in Detroit. The Urban Wheels Awards, which is looked upon as the Academy Awards of the automotive industry, will pay tribute to those pioneering automotive industry leaders who transcend the ...


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Don't Drive if You're Drunk - And Don't Run if You're Dumb

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 5:43pm

Don't Drive if You're Drunk - And Don't Run if You're Dumb Sometimes life just follows a dominoes effect of mishaps that can cause a situation to go from bad to worse. Sometimes it's just dumb luck. Sometimes it's just dumb choices. Take, for instance, the recent incident involving a 22-year-old Minnesota woman who plays the starring role in this season's best example of why it's just ...


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2008 Urban Wheel Finalists Announced

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 11th, 2008 5:52pm

An independent panel of automotive journalists has cast its votes for the finalists of the 2008 Wheel Awards, which will be held January 15, 2008, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, in conjunction with Press Preview Week of the North American International Auto Show. Celebrities Rosie Perez and Kevin Frazier will co-host, leading a star-studded cast of famous presenters to honor automotive manufacturers, executives, ...


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Dina Parise is Racing for a Cure

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 9th, 2008 7:00pm

Dina Parise is a 40-year-old married woman, former figure skater, hairdresser and drag racer. She has always had an interest in racing, Formula 1, NASCAR, you name it. Oddly enough, she never watched drag racing, until she met her husband Andrew ten years ago. After watching him race, she decided to strap in and give it a try for herself. She went to Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, and got my ...


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