I was impressed when my friend told me her 1991 Toyota
Corolla was approaching 300,000 miles. Then I received this press release
from Volvo talking about Irv Gordon and how he is about to pass 3,000,000 miles
in his beautifully maintained 1966 Volvo P1800. Based on his calculations, Gordon plans to
reach three million miles in Alaska this September. America's last frontier is
one of two U.S. states Gordon has never visited and a fitting backdrop for his
three-million mile moment.
Are you flying your flag today in honor of flag day?
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 in the United States to commemorate
the adoption of the flag of the United States by resolution of the Second
Continental Congress on that day in 1777. The U.S. Army, founded by Congress in
1775, also celebrates it birthday on this date.
President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation in 1916 to
officially establish June 14 as Flag Day, and while it is not an official federal
holiday, an Act of Congress officially established National Flag Day in August
1949. American citizens are encouraged to fly their Stars & Stripes every
year on June 14.
If you don’t already have one, consider picking up a flag for your car for such special
patriotic occasions. The Fourth of July is just around the corner and Amazon.com
has a large collection of affordable choices that could be delivered in plenty
of time for that holiday.
As Oklahoma residents struggle to rebuild their lives after May’s devastating tornadoes, auto manufacturers are stepping up to provide assistance and donations for relief services. Storms that have swept through the Oklahoma City area have generated two rare EF5 tornadoes -- the strongest storms on Earth -- and significant flooding from heavy rains. Damage from the May 20th Moore tornado may top $2 billion, according to the Associated Press. The May 31st El Reno tornado was the widest ever recorded, according to the National Weather Service. Tragic images show large swaths of damaged or destroyed homes, businesses, schools, and hospitals. Countless cars and trucks were tossed around like toys. More than 50 deaths and 500 injuries have been reported.
Kia previewed the 2014 Cadenza luxury sedan at L’Auberge Del Mar, an intimate resort outside of San Diego, California that sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. The property has 121 rooms with private balconies or patios and marble bathrooms, two lighted tennis courts, a spa and fitness center, an outdoor pool and hot tub and a verdant garden path that winds down to the ocean. The property once hosted the glitter of Hollywood in its glory days, including Lucy and Desi Arnaz, Bing Crosby and Esther Williams. The resort, like the Cadenza, is comfortable, stylish and carries the assurance of a long-standing institution. Kia Motors America (KMA) recorded its best-ever annual sales total and gained U.S. market share for the 18th consecutive year.
For Cadillac’s launch of Style Driven, an initiative blending fashion
and automotive design, they chose Hundred Acres, a sustainable
restaurant in SoHo, New York. The environment: a mellow mix of new age farm-to-table vintage and quiet luxury.
The series follows Walsh as she is ferried around New York City in a Cadillac SRX choosing dresses and accessories for the Costume Institute Benefit at the Met in New York City. This year the theme was punk. But, we’re talking high-voltage high-style punk.
Just in time for May Motorcycle Awareness month is a book that includes a Harley road trip about a baby boomer’s unusual journey to reinvent herself and answer, “What now?”
Beautiful, fit, happily married, and successful, former Citigroup executive and motivational speaker Linda Crill was – and saw herself – as the kind of woman who could make things happen. But after losing her husband at 57, the identity Crill held closely no longer seemed to fit. Like many of us, she found herself asking, “What now?"
Desperate for change – and in a fit of rebellion – Crill signed up for a 2,500-mile road trip down America’s Pacific Northwest coast with a group of experienced motorcycle riders. At the time, Crill had never ridden anything more powerful than a bike.
"When the unexpected occurs, the answers we are searching for are often found around 'blind curves'—the unknown,” Crill says. “This trip opened my eyes to a new way of being and became the catalyst for recreating my life.”
Highlights of the 2013 Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety
The Lifesavers Conference is an annual gathering of highway safety professionals dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on our nation’s roadways. Denver was the site of the organization’s 31st annual event, attracting an estimated 1,700 automotive engineers, transportation officials, law enforcement, first responders, medical professionals, and child safety advocates.
And this year, I was there for AskPatty as a guest of Toyota, one of the event’s “Champion” sponsors. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect when I accepted the automaker’s invitation -- other than the vague expectation that I would learn a little something about automotive safety. What I got was three intensive days of workshops focused on different pieces of a complex puzzle: Occupant Protection (for both adults and children), Roadway Safety, Teen Traffic Safety, Distracted Driving, Impaired Driving, Law Enforcement and Vulnerable Populations (i.e., senior citizens, immigrants, Native Americans).
Time is running out to submit your application and video to
be a part of the all-new Ford Fiesta Movement! Only a few days remain to be
considered for a spot as one of the special Ford Fiesta Agents who will be one
of the first to drive the 2014 Ford Fiesta, go on unique, life-changing
missions across the country, and create cool sharable content with the best of
the best showing up in print ads or on TV.
After months of fierce competition, it's down to the final
four contestants, and Ford is giving us the inside scoop on what's happening in
the last weeks of American Idol. Each week, our inside source is sending us
some very special behind-the-scenes photos to help keep AskPatty
readers on top of each week's winners!
U.S. Pro Surfer and Pro Rally Star Team Up As Female First-Timers And
By Sue Mead
Casablanca to Essaouira, Morocco: It was no surprise that
pro navigator and rally driver Chrissie Beavis, 32, of San Diego, was
successful at the arduous and difficult navigation required of competitors in
the Gazelle Rally that brought
her team to an eighth-place finish out of 150 teams from 20 nations. After all,
the multi-talented Beavis has guided many celebrated drivers, such as Rhys
Millen, Tanner Foust, Ramana Lagamann and Seamus Burke to numerous stage and
overall wins, highlighted by a Pikes Peak win in 2005, a United States Rally
Championship win in 2006, and Gold and Silver Medals at the X-Games in 2007 and
2008. Beavis started campaigning her own Performance Stock Class car in 2005 in
the California Rally Series, and has also had class wins as a driver, with
several podium finishes.