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Day Three NAIAS - Diversity Driven By Design in Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2008 2:23pm

GM held a very interesting panel of designers and media all with multicultural backgrounds and perspectives on how their backgrounds influence new vehicle designs and are they reflective of the preferences of the urban , LGBT, minority and female car buyers. These are segments auto makers can no longer afford to ignore with their tremendous buying power in the ever changing and fiercely competitive landscape they are all ...


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TV 'Hero' James Kyson Lee Joins the 2008 Urban Wheel Awards on January 15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 8:01pm

James Kyson Lee, co-star of the NBC hit Television series, Heroes, is onboard as the latest celebrity presenter for the star-studded 12th Annual Urban Wheel Awards (UWA) taking place on January 15, 2008, at the majestic Fox Theatre in Detroit. The Urban Wheels Awards, which is looked upon as the Academy Awards of the automotive industry, will pay tribute to those pioneering automotive industry leaders who transcend the ...


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2008 Urban Wheel Finalists Announced

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 11th, 2008 5:52pm

An independent panel of automotive journalists has cast its votes for the finalists of the 2008 Wheel Awards, which will be held January 15, 2008, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, in conjunction with Press Preview Week of the North American International Auto Show. Celebrities Rosie Perez and Kevin Frazier will co-host, leading a star-studded cast of famous presenters to honor automotive manufacturers, executives, ...


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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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Hyundai Tiburon as art form

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2007 3:57pm

Feast your eyes upon this 2007 Hyundai Tiburon custom-designed and covered in acrylic paint by revered New York Artist Billy! The artist was commissioned by Hyundai to paint their new 2007 Tiburon for the National Hyundai Dealer Show, and this is the fruit of his labor. In case you're curious about his procedure for painting the cars, he starts by wet sanding the car to buff it a bit and then he uses an ...


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Finalists Announced for the 2007 Urban Wheel Awards

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 22nd, 2006 6:04pm

Star-studded Event to Honor Diversity in the Auto Industry DETROIT, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent panel of automotive journalists have announced finalists for the 2007 Urban Wheel Awards. Winners will be honored at the 11th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, which will be held at the Max M. Fisher Music Center on January 9, 2007, in conjunction with Press Week of the North American International Auto Show. Now in ...


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