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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival November 1, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 1st, 2007 10:10pm

It's that time of the week again! Time to take a spin around the wide world of motorsports and see what some of our favorite fun and fearless females are up to! AskPatty.com has all the news. Today, seven women race regularly in the NHRA's top classes. But Peggy Llewellyn’s success in the sport is viewed as another barrier broken because she is the first African-American woman to win. "It ...


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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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The Eyes of Your Automobile

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 9:01am

Are your headlights aimed correctly? According to the National Safety Council, the number of traffic deaths is three times greater at night than during the day. Since 90 percent of a driver's reaction depends on visibility, it is extremely important that your headlights are aimed correctly, are clean and are working. If other drivers are flashing their lights at you, it could be a sign that your headlights are ...


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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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The Nation's Best Halloween Haunts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 28th, 2007 5:59pm

Paving the Path to the Paranormal, Thrill Park Experts Name Top U.S. Haunt Attractions: 'America's Best Haunts' Give Thrill-Seekers a Guidebook to the Best Fright Factories for 2007 America's Best Haunts, LLC, the authority on premier haunted attractions throughout the country, has released its official list of the top frights for 2007. Established as the only expert resource of its ...


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AskPatty in the New York Times: Candid Talk for Women (Men Allowed, Too)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2007 12:49pm

Jill Connelly for The New York Times HEELS ON WHEELS Running Web sites aimed at raising women’s automotive I.Q. Jody DeVere of AskPatty. By MICKEY MEECE Published: October 24, 2007 WHEN it comes to cars, women have their game faces on, thanks to a great equalizer, the Internet. They are tuning in to Web sites like Edmunds.com/women, Roadandtravel.com, AskPatty.com and ...


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Chevron Unveils 'Courage' Car to Help in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2007 12:27pm

Special Edition toy car supports Chevron's slate of activities aimed at supporting breast cancer awareness Chevron Global Marketing has introduced the newest addition to The Chevron Cars family, Courage "a plucky pink hot rod who accepts the challenges of the highway with a cool head and a warm heart," as the seventh special-edition Chevron Car created to help raise awareness and funds for breast ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: October 23, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2007 12:24pm

October is drawing to a close, and it's almost time for Halloween trick or treating! This week's carnival is full of fun car goodies, and that's no trick! Calling it a "peach of a ride to the apple orchard" Washington Post Staff Writer Warren Brown reviews the 2008 Saturn Vue XR. His daughters, Binta and Kafi, owners of foreign cars, wanted to drive and ride in the 2008 Saturn Vue XR ...


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The 3 Steps You MUST Take to Ensure you Purchase A Great Used Car and NOT a Lemon!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 23rd, 2007 2:01pm

      Step 1: Do Your Homework. Know what you’re looking for before you even pick up a paper, turn on the computer or step foot onto a car lot. Know what your budget is, how you’re going to pay for the vehicle and research the safety and reliability of various makes and models to figure out what you want. Step 2: The Preliminary Inspection. It’s imperative that ...


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