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May 26, 2015

Cargazzmic Experience at Heels and Wheels 2015

1HeelsandWheels_2015What happens when you get a bunch of awesome women media, journalist, bloggers, PR Peeps, and carmakers together for a ride and drive? A Cargazzmic Experience!

The 4th annual #HeelsandWheels2015 event hosted at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, California this year was educational, entertaining, zany and OHHH what a driving experience. My driving partner Brandy Schaffels, Chief Editor here at, and I drove 13 cars (and 1 truck) totaling $667,430 and 4,293 horsepower per Mary Lowry of CarsandMe.

Big thanks to Buick's Kristin Rubi; Dodge's Kristin Starnes; GMC's Kelly Wysocki; Infiniti's Aileen Clarke; Jaguar & Land Rover's Halie Schmidt; Kia's Amy Corsinita; Lexus's Leigh Anne Sessions; Mazda's Carley Hummel; Mitsubishi's Laura Conrad; Nissan's Paige Presley; and Volkswagen's Jessica Anderson and Jeannine Ginivan for the opportunity to drive a little and dream a little!

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May 25, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 10


Road Trip Fun!

As every Mom knows, the key to backseat harmony is as simple as knowing a few silly games to help pass the time on long trips. Here's a collection of fun games you can play while traveling in the car, simple games that are perfect for kids of all ages -- even the grown-up kind. But please, don't let back-seat games -- or anything else -- distract you when you're driving!


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May 22, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 9


Road Trip Getaway!

n addition to Mother's Day weekend, May also has the three-day Memorial Day weekend, which is the official start of summer travel season. Traditionally one of the most traveled weekends of the year, more than 36.1 million travelers took a vacation farther than 50 miles from their home last year, with 31.8 million of them traveling by car for a weekend road trip. Before you hit the road, make sure Mom's car is ready for the trip by following these pre-travel tips


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May 21, 2015

BMW Dealership Careers Event June 3rd Bergen County NJ


The most innovative automotive brand in the world needs a dealer network that shares the same outlook and values and strives to be number one. How do they achieve this? Through the people they employ.

On June 3rd, BMW Recruiters w300x250_BMW_CAREERS_askpatty_v2ill be on-site to talk about the different roles in sales and service immediately open in the local New Jersey/New York area. Afterward, applicants will have the opportunity to interview face-to-face with the recruiters.

The BMW Dealership Careers Event is by invitation only and the seats are limited! Apply today for one of our open roles and if your background is the right fit, you will receive a phone call with a personal invitation to attend the Event!

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May 20, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 8


Branded Apparel

Branded apparel from any of her favorite manufacturers is always a hit, especially when it serves a great purpose. Why not surprise mom with products from Ford's "Warriors in Pink" line of accessories? Since 2006, Warriors in Pink has offered a line of apparel and accessories, and 100 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of these items benefit Warriors in Pink’s charity partners.


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May 19, 2015

George Clooney Co-Stars with Chevrolet Volt at "Tomorrowland" Premiere

Tomorrowland_Movie-Chevrolet_VoltActor George Clooney joined a next-gen Chevrolet Volt at the recent world premiere of the Disney movie “Tomorrowland.” The film, which also stars actress Britt Robertson, opens in United States' movie theatres on May 22, 2015.

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt and EN-V concept make their big-screen debuts in the film, visible in the backdrops of scenes from the present day and Tomorrowland. Clooney stars as Frank, and Robertson plays Casey, and the pair must travel to a place somewhere in time and space only known as Tomorrowland, where their actions directly affect the world and themselves.

The screenplay, written by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, is said to have been heavily influenced by Walt Disney's optimistic philosophy of innovation and utopia, such as his conceptual vision for the planned community known as EPCOT. In real life, Chevy and Disney already have a history at EPCOT; it's where Chevy sponsored the Test Track ride in Walt Disney World in Florida.

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Photos by Dan MacMedan for Chevrolet



May 18, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 7


Clothing and Accessories

What car-loving woman wouldn’t love a Harveys Seatbelt bag? Luscious colors include Razzleberry, Buttercup, Peach, and Mint, and Harvey's bags come in a variety of styles from backpacks, satchels and totes in many sizes, and crossbody and messenger bags. Their newest line is the “SLVG” line, which includes a variety of styles, all made from reclaimed safety belts and recycled textiles. Lovely but durable, all Harveys bags are handmade in the USA and come with a lifetime guarantee.


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May 15, 2015

May is for Moms Extravaganza Tip 6


New Wiper Blades!

No gift guide would be complete without AutoTex Pink wiper blades. These high-end wiper blades not only keep Mom’s windshield clear, but also support breast cancer research. Available in black and pink, a portion of every sale goes directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the United States or the Breast Cancer Society for Canadian purchases. Giving Mom AutoTex Pink wiper blades is more than just a gift; it’s a selfless commitment and an investment in life-saving change.


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How My Mom Taught Me To Be A Safe Driver

Mom_kids_car-iStock_000051073364_SmallAs the middle child of three kids, I appreciated my mom growing up. She was always there for me; whether I needed a hug, an ear to listen to me, encouragement, or to discipline me even though I didn’t always agree with her. Although my mom didn’t have a driver’s license, she also ensured we were always safe while riding in a vehicle.

During our family vacations, my mom always ensured the car was packed properly. Even back in the day she knew the station wagon -- yes a station wagon; the one with the fake paneling on the side -- could be packed a certain way to allow for my dad to see out the rear window. Nothing was really available to fly around the seating compartment in the event of a sudden move or harsh braking to injure or distract the driver when my mom was there. There was something uncanny about my mom’s knowledge of driving, even though she never sat in the driver’s seat…not even once.

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May 14, 2015

Ford’s "Ultimate Driving Challenge" Salutes Moms in May

Three kids in the back seat armed with bubble gunsFord knows Moms face challenges on the road keeping kids happy and calm every day, so the automaker salutes Mothers this month with a special advertisement.

In the new commercial, drivers are given a test drive on a track, and promised it will be the “Ultimate Driving Challenge.” Participants are then surprised with car seats (to install themselves), and made to drive the car, loaded up with energetic children, around the track.

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