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2008 Top Safety Pick Award Winners Announced

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 20th, 2007 9:11am

A total of 34 autos were chosen for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2008 Top Safety Pick award. Vehicles are scored based on ratings for front, side, and rear crashes and must have electronic stability control (ESC), which can reduce risk of crashes. This year’s winners have more than doubled from last year, due to changes in vehicle designs. In addition, pickup trucks were finally eligible ...


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Dubai Motor Show Sights, Sounds and Highlights

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 19th, 2007 9:08am

The Dubai Motor Show, which ends today, has proved a success all round, with impulsive motor heads buying with the heart (as well as with huge wedges of cash, obviously) and a promising turnout of visitors and trade representatives every day. Attracting the biggest crowds were the numerous ostentatious offerings, namely muscle cars, concept designs and custom-made dream machines, which appeared more at home on a ...


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A Car Girl's Arabian Romance with Camels and Cars in Dubai

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 18th, 2007 4:28pm

While visiting Dubai this week to cover the Dubai Motor Show, I got an invitation to take a Chevy Tahoe four-wheel drive deep into the desert for a half-hour camel ride across the spectacular red dunes of Margham in the Arabian Desert about 40 miles outside of Dubai. Then abandon tradition for an altogether more breathtaking mode of transport: strapping on a sand board for an exhilarating ride down the steep-sided ...


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57 Tools for Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYers) from the Car Care Council

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 18th, 2007 1:00pm

Whether on the road or at home, you need to be equipped some basic survival items and tools that can make driving and living with your car easier, safer and more convenient. Here are some suggestions as a starting place, divided into two categories: Emergency Road Kit and Basic Maintenance Tools. You can customize the list according to your needs and your ambitions. The Car Care Council offer this list to help ...


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AskPatty Pressroom -- November 1 to November 15

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 16th, 2007 3:58am

November 9, 2007 GNYADA Hosts Forum For Women In the Auto Industry: A Multi-Tasker's Dream The automotive business is one place where a woman's skill set (compassion, communication, creativity, organizational skills and multitasking) is appreciated. Got your interest? Read on... Last year, a free event hosted by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) was dubbed "Chocolate, Cars and ...


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Dubai Auto Show Diary Day Two -- GM Does Middle East with Style

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2007 12:50pm

The GM Dubai Style event Sunday November 11, 2007 at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena was an incredible setting for this 'invitation only' event with over 800 attendees from all over the world. The evening began with an outdoor canapé reception at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena at the Water Terrace on Fort Island. I was able to mingle freely with the VIP guests, GM executives and celebrities attending the event. A ...


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Dubai Auto Show Diary -- Day One

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2007 12:46am

I arrived in Dubai after more than 30 hours traveling from the Los Angeles area, one day before the start of the Dubai Auto Show 2007 events here, as a guest of General Motors. I felt immediately at home as the shuttle bus drove me from Emirates Airlines Flight 2 to the terminal, eyeing and grinning at the sign of a large auto dealer and Castrol just across the street. Yes! The Dubai residents LOVE their cars,too. In ...


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AskPatty in Second Life and Jody DeVere Featured in American Express Small Business Machinima Video

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 12th, 2007 8:04am

Check out this informative video -- featuring AskPatty.com's President, Jody DeVere, and the AskPatty.com virtual venue at Second Life -- that was recently posted at the Amerian Express Open Forums: "Understanding Virtual Marketplaces: A View of Your Small Business in the Virtual World." (http://www.openforum.com/thread.jspa?threadID=300000821) In an attempt to help small business owners transition to a ...


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Miranda Throckmorton -- Racer, High-School Sophomore

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 11th, 2007 1:39pm

Miranda Throckmorton is a 15-year-old high school student but she is not your typical teenager. The Indiana native has been racing since she was 4-1/2-years-old when she began running ¼ midgets. In addition to her studies at Avalon High School just outside of Indianapolis, Miranda works out four times a week with PitFit Training as well as being responsible for all the maintenance and upkeep for her racecars; ...


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AskPatty in Second Life and Jody DeVere Featured in American Express Small Business Machinima Video

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 9:21pm

In just the past 24 months, there has been a significant increase in the number of small business owners starting new business ventures in virtual worlds. Virtual worlds offer a unique opportunity to interact one-on-one with customers and learn more about their preferences and needs. The way you market your goods and services in the virtual world can change the way consumers view your goods and services in the real world. Click ...


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