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Mazda CX-9 Named SEAMO 2008 Family Car of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2007 2:29pm

The South East Automotive Media Organization (SEAMO) recently honored the 2008 Mazda CX-9 with the inaugural “Family Car of the Year Award” during the group’s sixth annual media ride and drive event, held at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. “We are honored to receive this inaugural award from journalists in the southeast,” says Dave Sweet, group manager, Product Strategies, Mazda ...


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Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Named 2008 Green Car of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 23rd, 2007 10:18am

First full-size hybrid SUV promises 30 percent fuel efficiency increase over standard model By Green Car Journal Editors The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid - the first General Motors vehicle to use the company's all-new two-mode hybrid system, and the first full-size hybrid SUV- was presented the Green Car Journal's 2008 Green Car of the Year(R) award at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. "This is 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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Bridgestone Firestone Safety Scholars YouTube Video Contest Gives Creative Voice to Young Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 23rd, 2007 2:54pm

Every parent knows the hard truth; teens often listen to their peers more than they listen to parents or teachers. And there’s another hard reality: car crashes claim the lives of more 16 – 21 year-olds than any other cause. With that in mind, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is turning to teens for solutions to help make our roads safer for everyone by launching the Safety Scholars Video ...


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Tire Review Magazine Features Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2007 2:53am

    Spectacular Showrooms by Hank Inman These days, when it comes to showrooms and customer lounges, there’s a lot of potty talk going on. But, it’s not what you might think. Tire dealers are literally cleaning up their act, and it has nothing to do with verbal communication. It has everything to do with attracting and keeping customers. “I’m very ...


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Robert E. Petersen dies at 80 years old.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 25th, 2007 4:50am

I first came to work for Mr. Petersen as a baby, fresh out of college. I missed finals to report to work at “Guns and Ammo” Magazine in May of 1986, and didn’t have a clue then that I would call Petersen Publishing my home (even though it was sold and changed names several times) for nearly 18 years. Mr. Petersen died Friday March 23, 2007, of complications from neuroendocrine cancer at St. John's Health ...


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NBC Channel 5 in Cincinnati Features Ask Patty Article

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 1st, 2007 1:28am

  Considering The Purchase Of A Used Vehicle? Select Euro Cars Is Here To Help! POSTED: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 by Joel Osserman, Owner Select Euro Cars, an Ask Patty certified dealer For more information on Select EuroCars, visit their Female Friendly website or call them at 800-817-9422 The sparkling mechanical beauty that you purchased six or seven years ago is paid for, but rust spots ...


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Behind the Scenes at NADA: Tracy Shields Jones Named 2007 Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 9th, 2007 12:41pm

Ask Patty was behind the scenes playing sleuth at National Automobile Dealers Association, bringing you all the news from the dealer side. During the conference, Tracy Shields Jones, president of Century Automotive Group, was named the 2007 Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year. Shields Jones is a third-generation dealer who as a child would watch her grandfather and father and say, “I want to be just like ...


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Ask Patty Mentioned on Sport Truck Blog

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2007 4:31pm

Dream Job? I Think So! Interview About Being a Primedia Truck Group Web Producer What do I think about my job as Web Producer for Sport Truck? Here's what I said in a brief informal interview with www.askpatty.com. Months later, I still feel the same way! ASK PATTY: Can you tell me a little bit about your job working with the Truck magazines at Primedia? Monica: The bottom line is that ...


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Ask Patty Appears on Techbox

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 16th, 2007 6:39pm

AskPatty.com January 15th, 2007 by rob Women purchase half of the vehicles sold in the United States each year, spending billions of dollars a year in new car purchases. Yet, shopping for and buying a car can be a challenge for women who are first time car buyers or for women who had a bad experience in the past with a car salesman or dealership. The Ask Patty.com, Inc. web site is a safe place for women to get advice ...


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