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How Big is Too Big? Supersized Hummer Poses Parking Problems

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 19th, 2008 10:28am

The delivery guy drove the 2008 Hummer H2 up the ramp into my parking structure without any problems at all. I watched as he slowly drove under the bar that indicated the height limitation and I could see that he went safely underneath with inches to spare. Imagine my surprise upon exiting down the ramp, when we felt the roof of the humongous Hummer drag against the pole. And as if that wasn’t enough, when ...


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AskPatty in the News, January 16 through 31, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 1st, 2008 4:31am

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 AskPatty at Divine Caroline -- "2008 Energy Bill - Much Ado About Efficiency" The 2008 Energy Bill is currently being discussed could determine our country's energy and vehicle efficiency for years, if not decades to come. Comparing the list below to the 2005 bill shows how much the U.S. political worldview has changed on the subject. Back in 2005, the Republican Senate sought to increase ...


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Roadside Etiquette: Hugs, not Horns

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 28th, 2007 3:10pm

Roadside Etiquette: Hugs, not Horns I woke up with a nasty cold the other day, and had a hard time getting out of bed and to the office. I was running late, but needed to stop at the nearby syndicated coffee stand for a designer-branded energy boost. In order to pull into the mini-mall driveway, I had to swerve around a car blocking the 'in' side of the opening, to enter against exiting traffic. I scanned ...


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Parking Meters Kick Out Cars to go Green

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 7:00pm

Conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective, PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. Parking spaces scattered across US cities September 22, 2007 were occupied by potted trees, expanses of sod, and lawn furniture in an effort to ...


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Ask Patty Press Week of August 20th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 21st, 2007 1:13am

Upcoming Second Life Discussions: Doing Business And Using Voice Posted by Mitch Wagner, Aug 20, 2007 01:11 AM Pontiac is another company that's developed an area that's one of the most popular in Second Life.The agency that developed it, Campfire, solicited input from car enthusiasts already in Second Life before building Motorati. Rather than using Motorati as a platform to try to force-feed ...


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Ask Patty Article Featured on NBC Channel4 Los Angeles

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 11th, 2007 3:29pm

Valet Park Free, Courtesy Of GMC Acadia   POSTED: Sunday, March 11, 2007 Here's a cool thing: For the next two months, drivers in eight major U.S. cities will be treated to free valet parking as they pull into their favorite shopping centers, thanks to GMC and its first-of-its-kind national marketing push. Starting immediately, automaker GMC is footing the bill for valet parking as part ...


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Boom Trucks Features Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 16th, 2006 9:41pm

Fri, 13 Oct 2006 03:50:54 -0600 Best Way to Tailgate in your SUV or Truck by Boom trucks (boom-trucks) @ Fri, 13 Oct 2006 03:50:54 -0600 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 ...


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