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Motorability Brings Car Culture to United Spinal Association

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2008 11:34pm

You can learn more about the newly-named Motorability Island at www.unitedspinal.org/motorability/. Motorability Island in Second Life (SL) is a vast, seven-sim complex designed specifically to promote United Spinal Association in SL, via the Education Center and other builds dotted around the Island. Visitors to the Island will find 2 full oval circuits, a full inter-sim road ...


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'Driving Independence' Focus of 2nd Annual Disability Matters Awards Hosted by General Motors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 21st, 2008 9:16pm

Registration is now open for the second annual Disabilities Matters Conference; its theme will be centered on 'Driving Independence.' The national meeting will feature three panel discussions on how a variety of work/life, diversity, and marketing initiatives can help increase the personal independence of individuals with special needs both in life and work. The conference will take place on July 22, 2008, at ...


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Mary Barra to Lead General Motors Global Manufacturing Engineering

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 21st, 2008 10:16am

General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner recently announced that Mary Barra, currently executive director, vehicle manufacturing engineering, was appointed GM vice president, global manufacturing engineering, effective February 1. In her new position, Mary reports to Gary Cowger, GM group vice president, global manufacturing and labor relations. She will succeed Jim Wiemels, who will retire April 1 after 43 years of ...


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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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Superbowl Car Commercials Wrapup

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 19th, 2008 9:41am

Each year advertisers capitalize on the Superbowl's enormous audience -- expected to reach as high as 90 million TV viewers for the 2008 event. At $2.7 million for each 30-second spot, that's some serious coin. The Giants pulled a surprise win out of their hat in the very last moments of the game, but which commercials do you feel were the real surprise winners? If you were out shopping during the big game (hey, ...


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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Alternative Vehicle Choices

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 14th, 2008 7:18pm

With all the talk we’ve heard lately about sustainable eco-friendly vehicles, I thought it might be useful to identify some pros and cons of the alternative engine choices available now and promised to come to market in the future. Hydrogen: AskPatty's Contributing Editor Brandy Schaffels has driven Chevy’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Equinox and says it offers excellent performance. She also says if she had two ...


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Saturn 11th Annual National Donor Day Events On Valentine's Day Will Reach 2,000th Planned Community Donor Drive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 14th, 2008 10:31am

Attendees of the Chicago Auto Show's Women's Day on Tuesday had the opportunity to learn about Saturn's relationship with the Foundation for America's Blood Centers and the Saturn National Donor Day. Held on February 14, the event is one of America's largest annual community-wide life saving donation drives; to date, Saturn retailers and their blood bank partners have collected more than 226,000 units ...


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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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