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High-Tech Alerts Sound the Alarm on Drowsy Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 5:24pm

There is a short period of time after my first child was born that I absolutely do not remember driving to and from work. The night-time nursing interruptions, coupled with a 40-mile commute often induced an early morning state of autopilot that was more like a driving coma. More than once, I snapped back to attention to realize I was miles past my exit and was heading into another city. I knew that driving while ...


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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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America’s Wackiest Signs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 5:16pm

Hagerty Insurance, a collector car and boat insurer, conducted a nationwide contest for America’s funniest, craziest and most outrageous road signs. Hagerty customers across the U.S. submitted nearly 250 photos of road signs, local business signs and homemade signs. “Our national contest was launched during the peak travel season so we could garner the best signs from across the country in a variety ...


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Vibe, Versa, Verve.... Varoooooooooom!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 10th, 2008 5:26pm

The Detroit Auto Show was touting so many Hybrids I thought I would mention some petrol -powered cars with plenty of fuel economy now and on the horizon. The Pontiac Vibe is ideal for commuters in need of some passenger and cargo space or as a family vehicle, this 5 passenger vehicle also includes a few important safety features such as driver and front passenger airbags and seatbelt pretensioners that automatically secure ...


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Don't Miss: Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Awards, February 9

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2008 5:13pm

Don't Miss: Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Awards, February 9 Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, February 9th, from 11:30 to 1:30, at the 91st NADA convention in San Francisco, when the Women's Automotive Association International will be honoring five women with a Spirit of Leadership Award at a luncheon to be held at the PARC 55 hotel. Established in 1999, the ...


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Do Cell Phones Make Your Commute Longer?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2008 2:09pm

We all do it people. Don’t even act like you don’t. We chat on our cell phones while driving to work, running errands, dropping off the kids, picking up dinner – you get the idea. I’ve even been sitting in my car and found myself thinking “man there’s nothing on the radio…I’m bored…I should call my mom…” Like there isn’t the business of DRIVING ...


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Women in Motorsports - Jennifer Jo Cobb is ready to race

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 6th, 2008 1:58pm

Jennifer Jo Cobb began racing in 1991, and despite some up-and-downs in her career she has proven to be a tough competitor in the world of auto racing. She has numerous victories, and finished in the top ten championship standings for every season she competed full-time in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. In June 2002, Jennifer debuted in the ARCA RE/MAX Series at the Kansas Speedway, finishing 16th position. In ...


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Mean Mom Sells Son’s Car When She Finds Alcohol

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2008 2:13pm

A Des Moines mom calls herself the “meanest mom on the planet.” When Jane Hambleton found alcohol in her son’s car — breaking one of two rules set when she bought the car — she decided to sell the car. So she put an ad in the paper. But not only did she put an ad in the paper, she told every reader of The Des Moines Register exactly what her son did. The ad said: "OLDS 1999 Intrigue. ...


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Excuse Me, But Do You Carpool?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2008 1:35pm

We found a video about adult carpools at sheknows.com, where they introduce it by saying: "With gas prices going through the roof, state agencies, private companies, and online sites are hyping the idea of carpools for commuters. And research shows it might be just the ticket for lowering bills and raising employee morale." It made me remember my own ridesharing experiences, when I had been fortunate enough ...


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2007 Honda Element Wins First-Ever DogCar of the Year Award

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 4th, 2008 2:01pm

With market research showing that more households have pets than have children, the folks who designed DogCar.com know they're not alone in considering the needs of their dogs when shopping for a car. Created by "Good Morning America" veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker and his writing partner, the syndicated columnist, book author, and PetConnection.com blogger Gina Spadafori, the pair decided to start reviewing ...


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