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Alternative Energy? How About Human-Powered Railcars?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2008 4:38am

AskPatty came across something, er, unusual for train fanatics as well as those who seek out-of-the-ordinary entertainment. Each year, Erasmus P. Kitty's Hand-Car Regatta blends art and science into one gigantic experience of moving parts, sounds, and people. The Hand-Car Regatta supports art as an experience by taking art out of the gallery, into a public space, and incorporating science, math, and human ingenuity. The Hand-Car ...


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Top 20 Kissers Square off for Astra Photo Contest Finals

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2008 7:47am

What do a donkey, a policeman, and a bride all have in common? They are among the 20 finalists who puckered up in clever ways to submit an entry into Saturn's Kiss My Astra photo contest. These finalists were submitted from more than 300 great, creative, and funny photos.You can view the finalists at www.saturnkissmyastra.com, and then vote for your favorite Astra-kissing photo. The photo with the most votes will win the Grand Prize - ...


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Test Drive the Latest Eco-Friendly Vehicles at Santa Monica's AltCar Expo

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2008 7:44am

Over the past few years, Americans have become more and more conscious of the environment and global warming. One of the biggest factors that impacts the environment today is automotive vehicles. The number of hybrid and diesel vehicles has increased significantly as Americans continue to search for environmentally and economically efficient cars.On September 26 and 27 the third annual Santa Monica AltCar Expo,  one of the largest ...


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Lightning Volt Hits Chevrolet at GM 100 Year Birthday Party

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 19th, 2008 1:57am

GM's Bob Lutz, Ed Welburn, GM's design chief and Ed Peper, General Manager of GM's Chevy division are strutting around like the proud Papas of their electrifying newborn baby, the Chevy Volt.Yes, the much anticipated and controversial Chevy Volt production model was unveiled Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at the GM 100-year birthday celebration in Detroit and the auto industry is electrified with buzz over it. "The Volt is scheduled to ...


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Fuel Efficient Couple En Route Across United States To Break Guinness World Record For Lowest Fuel Consumption

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 15th, 2008 2:27pm

Two of the world's most fuel-efficient drivers, John and Helen Taylor, are a third of the way through their attempt to break the current world record for lowest fuel consumption across the 48 contiguous United States. A dozen days into their trip, they've passed through the northern states of the Great Plains, including South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana. Their chariot for this record-breaking trip is the all-new, ...


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It's a Lux, Lux life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2008 8:00am

Lux Oregon native Cindi Lux made quite a splash over Labor Day weekend in the motor city. Lux, started 13th at Belle Isle, but managed to launch quite a defense -- by wheeling the No. 2 Team Mopar Dodge Viper Competition Coupe towards the front of the field. Lux, the 12-time road racing champion, fought the best of the best to grab her fourth top-10 this season. But getting top-10's is almost old hat for Lux. "From a driver's point ...


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Goodyear Sponsors 'Just for Women' Car Care Clinics Sept. 11, 17th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2008 8:00am

According to recent statistics from the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, women influence 80 percent of all automotive related purchase decisions; Statistics from The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence say women make up more than 65 percent of customers who take their vehicle to a repair shop. Yet many women find that same automotive-related retail experience to be a high-anxiety, confusing, and unclear ...


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How much do I love my Honda Accord? Let me count the repairs...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 8th, 2008 11:55am

My dear old 1998 Honda Accord needed its registration tags renewed in July. I had been avoiding it, because before it can get registered, it needed to be smogged, and before it could be smogged, there was this pesky "check engine" light on the dash that needed to be put out of its misery. It's been shining at me for several months.... maybe six months. Last time I had one of those dreaded lights (about two years ago), ...


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How much for that sticker in the window?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 5th, 2008 6:25am

There's one of them in the window of every car on the lot. It's the law! They're the tools of both car buyers and automotive journalists, and even if you might take those lowly window stickers for granted when you're out shopping for a new car , did you know they have a name? It has been 50 years since our government passed legislation requiring all American dealers to attach these labels to every new car listing ...


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AskPatty's Jody DeVere Highlighted in Forbes Auto 'Most Influential Women in the Auto Industry'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 29th, 2008 6:40pm

read the complete article at ForbesAutos.com by ELIZABETH BLISH HUGHES One of Adriane M. Brown's favorite childhood memories is sitting on her dad's lap to pilot the family's Ford Country Squire station wagon down the driveway at their home in Richmond, Va. The only she liked as much was to listen to her next-door cousins and their equally Corvette-crazed friends start their cars. "I loved that, when the ...


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