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The Rebelle Rally Kicks Off October 12

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 10th, 2017 5:00am

The Rebelle Rally Kicks Off October 12 It's time once again to kick off the first ever women's off-road navigation road rally in the US - it's the Rebelle Rally, and AskPatty is there! Combining the love of driving with the challenges of navigation out in the open landscape, the Rebelle Rally is a 7-day test of driving and navigational skill.  This is a race not of speed, but a demanding and unique challenge based on headings, hidden checkpoints, and ...


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AskPatty at the #RebelleRally

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2016 8:00am

AskPatty at the #RebelleRally The Rebelle Rally is an all women off-road navigation competition. You and your team can choose two types of vehicle classes and take off for the 2000 kilometer journey through the Nevada and California desert. You are surrounded by tons of women who share the same love of adventure, cars and competition.  You will be surrounded by many amazing women who share the same love of off-road adventure and competition. You can escape ...


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Visually Impaired Man Unleashes His 'Inner Mustang' From Ford Mustang's Driver's Seat

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 7th, 2009 2:56am

With the warm Arizona wind pelting his forehead and his entire body vibrating from the mighty roar of the engine, Roger Keeney took a brand-new 2010 Ford Mustang convertible on an amazing ride, doing donuts on the pavement and amassing speeds of up to 90 mph.   This would be a thrill for anybody, but what makes this truly remarkable is the fact that Keeney has been blind for the past 20 years. Sixty-two-year-old Keeney, who ...


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The NASCAR Experience Part Three - Married to a Man that Goes 200 MPH

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 6th, 2008 9:31pm

I got a rare opportunity to interview the wife of Sam Hornish Jr., who drives the No. 77 Mobil 1  Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. The former Crystal Liechty attended Archbold High School in Archbold, Ohio, along with Sam, her high school sweetheart, and the two were married on June 5, 2004, in Indianapolis, a week after the Indy 500. They recently moved closer to Penske Racing near Charlotte, North Carolina from ...


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The NASCAR Experience Part One - What Does it Feel Like to go 175 MPH?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2008 3:18am

Last weekend I was invited to a NASCAR extravaganza weekend event by Mobil 1 Official NASCAR Sponsor to get up close and personal with NASCAR, Mobile 1, Penske Racing and Sam Hornish driver of the #77 Sprint cup car at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. The agenda included a ride-along with Sam Hornish Jr. in the #77 sprint cup car on the track and they definitely saved the best for last.Well, first I  needed ...


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Life's a drive for Kelly Williams

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 18th, 2008 8:00am

For race car driver Kelly Williams, “nothing can replace the exhilaration of driving a race car.” Kelly first noticed cars when she was six-years-old and had a neighbor that worked on cars. She drove her neighbor crazy, having him explain the ins-and-outs of race cars as she learned how to work on them. "I grew up at the track," she says. "My parents have taken me since I was ...


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Perspective: A Woman's opinion of life in Motorsports

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 31st, 2008 11:41pm

When given the assignment to talk about how hard it is for a woman to be taken seriously in sports – I immediately felt lucky. The worst offense I have ever suffered had nothing to do with my job, but more my inability to know what was going on in my car. You see, an underhanded mechanic told me I needed a new transmission, and – well – as you can imagine, it’s a very long, tragic story that ...


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BlogHers go Racing in Second Life!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2008 4:59am

While thousands of women Bloggers assembled in San Francisco for the BlogHer '08 Convention this weekend, Second Life BlogHers had plenty of chances to hang out inworld at the BlogHer conference in Second Life! Hundreds of attendees enjoyed socializing at Callie Cline's Beach Resort (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ride/134/167/26) (which sponsored several social events with dancing and music), and the BlogHer Vendor ...


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Hillary Will proves 'yes she can' at O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2008 2:05pm

Hillary Will proved "yes she can" at the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals in June, the ninth event of the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, in Topeka, Kans. Will won with a final round victory over Larry Dixon. "There's so many emotions because there were times where I thought, 'I can't do this. Maybe I shouldn't be racing. Maybe I don't belong in this fuel car,"' ...


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Shannon McIntosh is no ordinary girl

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2008 2:56pm

Don’t mistake Shannon McIntosh for just another girl. While some girls were busy shopping for shoes and worrying about the color of their lipgloss – Shannon was worried about where she was going to race on Wednesday nights. "I took her to a race when she was about 4 years old, and she loved it," said her father, Tim McIntosh. "So I bought her a quarter-midget when she was 5, and we ...


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