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Ask Patty Featured in Motor Age Magazine

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 2:31am

Women and the Automotive Aftermarket: As Consumers, They're Strong; As Executives, They're Moving Up the Corporate Ladder This could either be a very long story or a rather short one, depending on the point of view you elect to follow. On one hand, women in the aftermarket ...


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Top Tips to Tailgate in your SUV or Truck

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 1:40am

Tailgating: In North America, a tailgate party is an often celebratory social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgate parties usually occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas before, and occasionally after, sporting events. People attending such a party are said to be tailgating. Often, people participate even if their vehicles do not have tailgates. A tailgate party may include ...


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2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Promises to be Fuel Economy Leader

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:14pm

Saturn promises that its all-new 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid will have a fuel economy rating of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Offering as many as 585 miles on just one tank of fuel under optimal conditions, this compact SUV could just have the best highway mileage of any sport utility vehicle currently on sale. Saturn has announced that the Vue Green Line will have a ...


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Schwarzenegger Bans Smoking in California Cars with Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:11pm

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will make it an infraction to smoke in a vehicle if someone under age 18 is present. California motorists will risk fines of up to $100 next year if they are caught smoking in cars with passengers under the age of 18. The ban, which takes effect January 1, 2008, makes California the third state to protect children from secondhand smoke in vehicles, and is among a ...


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Is a Hybrid or an SUV greener? Well, that depends...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:20pm

This week I happened to chance upon two situations of people debating their relative environmental impacts, with each side thinking she is more eco-friendly. In both cases, one party owns a more efficient vehicle while the other insists she lives a lower impact lifestyle overall despite having a less efficient vehicle. So in this post, I will compare the vehicle usage patterns of two drivers – one a hybrid ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 11th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:06pm

It's that time again! Time for AskPatty.com to take a trot through the blogosphere and see which of our favorite females in motorsports are making news. From NASCAR to Off-Track Road Racing, we've got you covered. USAC driver and daughter of racing veteran Warren Mockler, Stephanie Mockler was presented with the 2007 Kara Hendrick Award in “Women in the Winner’s Circle” celebration. It was ...


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Ford Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with its Warriors in Pink Programs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 10th, 2007 11:29pm

As we've seen recently illustrated by our own community members, Ford's "Warrior in Pink" program offers lady car fans a way to indulge their automotive need for speed while also showing their support of breast cancer awareness. Besides a perfectly pink accessorized Mustang, Ford supports breast cancer awareness in a broad variety of ways. Ford's "Warrior in Pink" awareness program ...


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Going Green—On the Road and at the Car Wash

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2007 3:54pm

While drivers are becoming more environmentally conscious by purchasing hybrid vehicles, many may not be aware that washing those automobiles at professional car washes also positively impacts the environment. Environmental Partners, Inc., Issaquah, Seattle, conducted two tests in 2006 to measure the potential impact of untreated car wash discharges into the storm water system (and thereby to streams and ...


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Ask Patty Press Week of October 5, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 10:56pm

AskPatty at Kzero.co.uk: "Supersize Me. Design values in virtual worlds" It's interesting to assess how virtual worlds are built. Taking Second Life as an example, the vast majority of the landscape has design values based on the real world. There's houses, with windows and roofs. There's roads with stop signs and road markings. ... Here's some examples of supersized objects and places in Second ...


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Deborah Renshaw Featured in Pretty Tough Magazine!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 10:47pm

Deborah Renshaw is the Real Deal With her drive, determination, and dream, Deborah Renshaw has the distinction of being the highest ranked female NASCAR driver. How did you get started racing? What age? Deborah RenshawI got started racing by being around the race track at a young age. My father owned a local late model team in Nashville, TN. I would spend my Saturday's at the track doing whatever job necessary to make the ...


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