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Week Around the Auto World

Published Aug 25th 2006, 6:58pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Askpattylogotm1_5 August 21, 2006 -- AskPatty.Com, Inc. announced the launch of an enterprise business center version of the online community for women to get expert automotive advice to improve their car buying experience with car dealers. Car dealerships can subscribe to the online service by completing the Ask Patty ‘female friendly’ certified dealer training program. Women consumers can search for certified dealerships in the newly launched version of Ask Patty.

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Chicks What do classic cars, women and church have in common? For Lynda Sweet, 50, of Pleasant Ridge, ending the Woodward Dream Cruise, held in Southeast Michigan Saturday August 19th, on a religious note with a sermon titled " "On the Road Again" was perfect for her -- though she said she still has to work on her coveting. She pined for the red 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle with white striping she spotted Thursday night.

The pastor of this unconventional service, Bud Miller says, "God is the god of second chances," said Miller. "I took a side road. Some of you did, too. Men oftentimes don't ask for directions. If Moses were a woman, they wouldn't have been wandering around for 40 years in the wilderness."

Chicks2The Chicks with Classics car club cruised the Woodward Dream Cruise in style, Chicks with Classics is an all-ladies club that helps members spend time together and network to find aesthetic, body work and mechanical resources for their cars.For more information on Chicks with Classics you can contact Marianne Maisano via e-mail:

The Garage Blog is featuring a GIRLS,INC. charity auto auction, check this out! Warren Buffett’s philanthropic efforts recently made headlines when he pledged to donate the bulk of his fortune, nearly 32 billion dollars, to five foundations. In addition to this generous gift, Mr. Buffett is divesting himself of his 2001 Lincoln Town Car to benefit Girls Incorporated (Girls Inc.), the
premier youth-service organization that reaches millions of girls, ages 6 to 18, throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Over at the Autoblog there is a great write up on “Back-Up To School Safety Program” returns:
According to the non-profit organization Kids and Cars, over 2500 children are injured or killed each year from backover accidents with 60 percent caused by a family member driving the vehicle.

We are receiving so many emails and letters about automotive careers from women, I wanted to share some tidbits for women interested in checking out what careers are available:

A Woman’s Place Is In The Gear Housing -- Diagnostics Are A Girl’s Best Friend
This article was published on Saturday, August 19, 2006 By Kim Souza The Morning News

Poster These wonderful posters were developed by David Niedzielski, a Tech Prep Counselor and former technology instructor of Mason-Lake ISD in Scottville, Michigan. These large, colorful posters are perfect for your school’s classrooms, counseling offices and the hallways. Or give them as a present to your daughter or niece. Sold in a set of 7, we have printed these on the highest quality poster paper and they will ship to you in sturdy Uline tubes.

Dara DuBois Energy Specialist & Automotive Technology Instructor, 44 years old, Caucasian, $36,000 to $100,000 Dara Dubois was the first girl in her high school district to take auto shop, and now, 25 years later, she not only teaches Automotive Technology, but she also works to develop more efficient and environmentally sound vehicles.

Dara  Dubois

Go read more featured stories of women  who chose some awesome automotive careers as technicians, test drivers here at

Be sure to take the new Women Speak! poll on the  Most Important Part of Buying a Car this week on the Ask Patty blog!

Safe travels to you ... around Your Auto World !

Jody DeVere
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