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A Car Girl's Arabian Romance with Camels and Cars in Dubai

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 18th, 2007 4:28pm

While visiting Dubai this week to cover the Dubai Motor Show, I got an invitation to take a Chevy Tahoe four-wheel drive deep into the desert for a half-hour camel ride across the spectacular red dunes of Margham in the Arabian Desert about 40 miles outside of Dubai. Then abandon tradition for an altogether more breathtaking mode of transport: strapping on a sand board for an exhilarating ride down the steep-sided ...


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57 Tools for Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYers) from the Car Care Council

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 18th, 2007 1:00pm

Whether on the road or at home, you need to be equipped some basic survival items and tools that can make driving and living with your car easier, safer and more convenient. Here are some suggestions as a starting place, divided into two categories: Emergency Road Kit and Basic Maintenance Tools. You can customize the list according to your needs and your ambitions. The Car Care Council offer this list to help ...


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AskPatty Pressroom -- November 1 to November 15

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 16th, 2007 3:58am

November 9, 2007 GNYADA Hosts Forum For Women In the Auto Industry: A Multi-Tasker's Dream The automotive business is one place where a woman's skill set (compassion, communication, creativity, organizational skills and multitasking) is appreciated. Got your interest? Read on... Last year, a free event hosted by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) was dubbed "Chocolate, Cars and ...


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Improve Teen Driver Safety with 'Rookie Driver' Symbol

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 15th, 2007 7:00pm

Many parents feel defenseless in safeguarding their teenagers when they begin driving. There is one simple, yet important component often overlooked in improving teen driving safety: Identify the new driver's car. Parents can increase awareness of their teen driver by identifying their vehicle with a standardized 'rookie driver' symbol, advises Corinne Fortenbacher, president of Rookie DriverNet. The car ...


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Dubai Auto Show Diary Day Two -- GM Does Middle East with Style

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2007 12:50pm

The GM Dubai Style event Sunday November 11, 2007 at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena was an incredible setting for this 'invitation only' event with over 800 attendees from all over the world. The evening began with an outdoor canapé reception at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena at the Water Terrace on Fort Island. I was able to mingle freely with the VIP guests, GM executives and celebrities attending the event. A ...


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Miranda Throckmorton -- Racer, High-School Sophomore

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 11th, 2007 1:39pm

Miranda Throckmorton is a 15-year-old high school student but she is not your typical teenager. The Indiana native has been racing since she was 4-1/2-years-old when she began running ¼ midgets. In addition to her studies at Avalon High School just outside of Indianapolis, Miranda works out four times a week with PitFit Training as well as being responsible for all the maintenance and upkeep for her racecars; ...


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AskPatty in Second Life and Jody DeVere Featured in American Express Small Business Machinima Video

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 9:21pm

In just the past 24 months, there has been a significant increase in the number of small business owners starting new business ventures in virtual worlds. Virtual worlds offer a unique opportunity to interact one-on-one with customers and learn more about their preferences and needs. The way you market your goods and services in the virtual world can change the way consumers view your goods and services in the real world. Click ...


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WANTED: Women and Minority Non-General Motors Dealers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 2:06pm

General Motors is planning to host its second non-GM dealer recruiting event to meet experienced women and minority dealers who are interested in owning a GM dealership. As the first manufacturer in the automotive industry to launch a Women's Retail Initiative and a Minority Dealer Development program, GM continues its commitment to build a strong diverse dealer network. This December 11 and 12, the Marriott ...


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Teen Drivers: Track Them or Trust Them?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 1:30pm

Auto insurance companies have started offering devices for parents to monitor teen driving habits. Services include in-car cameras or global positioning devices. The intent? Reducing teen accidents. We all know that insurance is higher for teens because they tend to get in more accidents. But is looking over their shoulder the right solution? Teen fatality rates are four times higher than most drivers over 25. And with ...


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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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