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Alli Owens ready to take on the racing world

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 24th, 2008 10:18pm

Alli Owens has everything you need to be a successful race car driver. She has spunk, determination, and a raw ability to race cars and motorcycles. Despite the lack of opportunity for women in NASCAR, Owens’ dreams of becoming the first female Cup series champion. How did you get into racing? I lived in Indianapolis s for three years, and they held an annual Big Wheel Race. I was six-years-old and ...


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Theriault ready to claim place in racing world

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 10th, 2008 9:36pm

Michelle Theriault grew up with her and her father, David, watching family friends race Quarter Midgets at local race tracks in Connecticut. When Michelle was five, she saw a race car for sale and asked to sit in it. The moment she hoped in, the race car driver from within emerged. She turned to her Dad and said, "I want this." Theriault competed in Quarter Midge, and earned 200 wins. She is the five ...


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NHTSA Releases New Car Seat Safety Ratings

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 7th, 2008 9:34pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released new car seat ease-of-use ratings. A new five-star ratings system will help parents evaluate car seat features before they buy. Safety isn’t a factor in the ratings because all seats rated by the NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards and crash performance standards. The seats are rated in four categories: Evaluation of ...


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Custom Pink Cadillac Autographed by Aretha Franklin Auctioned for Music Cares

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2008 9:27pm

After the action got underway at the 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala during Grammy Week, one lucky bidder was able climb behind the wheel of a one-of-a-kind Cadillac to drive down the "Freeway of Love" as stylishly as the "Queen of Soul" herself. Leo Bunin of California won final bid on a special pink Cadillac CTS - the 2008 Motor Trend Car of the Year - hand-signed by Aretha Franklin, and ...


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DeCarlo revved up for Daytona ARCA opener

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 5:20pm

Gabi DeCarlo started racing karts at age 11, and entered her first race at the age of 12. After winning multiple kart championships, DeCarlo ran the Superkarts USA Pro Moto Tour with the KGB North America factory team for four years. During that time she was the only female in SKUSA Pro Moto history to finish a national season in the top twelve. DeCarlo moved up to open wheel race cars, and competed in both the ...


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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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Airbags: Are They Enough To Save Your Life? Lexus Says NO

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 5th, 2007 5:50pm

A lot of people believe that the typical seat belts and airbags are enough to save their lives, but is that really true? With all the technology available today, car makers are coming up with better ways to develop safety. Ever heard of back-up cameras? Or how about surrounding sensors? Many of the manufacturers are creating all kinds of devices or added features that have safety in mind. According to the ...


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Los Angeles Wins 4 of 12 Worst Traffic Sports in the United States

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2007 10:37pm

Forbes Magazine recently posted its list of "America's 12 Worst Bottlenecks," and Los Angeles leads the pack with four of the twelve traffic traps (Woo hoo! We won a prize!), while Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix each tied with two hot spots apiece. The author, Robert Malone, ranked each location based on the value of the manhours wasted at each location. and the number-one worst location at the junction of the ...


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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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Deborah Renshaw is Featured on ArcaRacing.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 13th, 2007 4:18pm

Renshaw Reunites with Schacht; Fighting Autism at Nashville LEBANON TN (8-10-07) - Deborah Renshaw, in an effort to help raise awareness for autism, not to mention drive a top-notch racecar, has reunited with Bob Schacht Motorsports here at Nashville Superspeedway for Saturday's running of the ARCA RE/MAX Series ...


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