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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day - and Considering 'Driving While Black'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2008 2:53pm

A recent trip to Memphis left me with some free time in the afternoon before heading to the airport to return home. My friend and I were wondering how to pass a few hours, when he suggested we visit The Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which now houses the National Civil Rights Museum. It was an eye-opening afternoon for me: I was raised in Hawthorne, California, in the 1970s, and ...


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Safety Solutions for The Blind-Sided Driver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 21st, 2008 6:13pm

Everybody knows there are blind spots around the vehicle where the driver can not see; unfortunately, many people don't realize how big the blind spot behind their vehicle actually is. Did you know that rear blind spots can stretch as far as 75 feet behind some larger vehicles, or that as many as 20 young children could be standing behind the average SUV and still be invisible to a driver's rearview mirrors? ...


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How to Travel with an Infant

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 21st, 2008 5:41pm

Every holiday season my husband and I drive to my parents’ house, from California to Missouri. We usually drive straight through, only stopping for quick breaks, food, and gas. But this year, our son (born on Thanksgiving) came with us. The logistics of traveling with an infant make the trip a lot more complicated than normal, especially since this is an extended trip. The following tips can make your trip ...


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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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Road & Travel Announces 2008 International Car of the Year and Earth Angel Award Winners

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2008 1:26pm

Road & Travel Magazine (RTM) announced the 12th Annual International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY) winners at a black-tie ceremony on Saturday, January 12. Held at the all-new MGM Grand Detroit, more than 700 industry leaders and media gathered on the eve of press week of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to watch a jury of nationally renowned automotive journalists award the award-winning vehicles ...


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NAIAS Day Two - Green, Green is Green They Say in Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 16th, 2008 2:24pm

My day started out at the GM OnStar Radio Station with a rather heated debate on live radio with Cliff Banks of Wards Dealer Business, host Harry Douglas of Car Concerns, Peter Oppewall of www.evtransportal.com, a very informative site about alternatives in transportation, and myself about whether car buyers really want green cars or are we being forced into greener more eco-friendly choices by our government, 35 ...


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Russo And Steele's 8th Annual 'Sports And Muscle' Auction to be Held January 16-20th in Scottsdale

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 16th, 2008 1:27pm

January 16th-20th, 2008, once again marks the high-throttle action of the 8th Annual Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions "Sports and Muscle" in Scottsdale, Arizona. The premier collector car auction specializes in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods, and customs. The excitement kicks off with the Motown Muscle Charity Gala on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:30 PM. The charity ...


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NAIAS 2008 Day One Show Coverage Live From Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 15th, 2008 5:41pm

Reporting live from Detroit and NAIAS on all the new unveiling and happenings here at the auto show. Much talk and excitement over the many new choices in environmentally friendly vehicles, wild design concept cars and elegant new designs. The Chevrolet Malibu is the 2008 North American Car of the Year, and the Mazda CX-9 is the 2008 North American Truck of the Year. The winners were announced ...


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Ford Ecoboost Engine Technology Promises Up To 20 Percent Better Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 15th, 2008 4:44pm

This week at the North American International Auto Show, Ford Motor Company is introducing a new engine technology called EcoBoost that will deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy on half a million Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles annually in North America during the next five years. This technology introduces a fuel-efficient engine platform that doesn't require plugging in or special fuels to ...


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Russo and Steele Gala Supports Phoenix Area Pediatric Health Center

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 8:25pm

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles proudly announces its continued support to the Emily Center, located in the Phoenix Children's Hospital as the recipient of the car auction's January 2008 charity gala. The charity event features fabulous food presented by a Celebrity Chef Showcase from 11 of the area's hottest restaurants, silent auction, live auction, and Motown Magic for an evening of great food, ...


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