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October 28, 2015

Lyft Offers Zombie Deliveries In NYC & SF for #Halloween

Lyft_zombieLyft, a rideshare-on-demand service known for the pink mustache mounted on the grille of its driver's cars, has teamed up with Skybound’s "The Walking Dead: Road to Survival" mobile game to make Halloween a non-stop thrill.

Open the Lyft app to see walkers roaming the streets, and request a ride if you dare — your driver may be undead.

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October 27, 2015

Are Hybrid Cars Cheaper To Insure?

Green_car_keys-are_hybrid_cars_cheaper_to_insure-iStock_000007105511_SmallAccording to, hybrid car owners may be entitled to a discount when purchasing insurance.

Since the vehicles are environmentally friendly and usually have a low mileage rate, agencies may sometimes prefer insuring hybrid vehicles.

Statistics also work in the favor of hybrid car owners: Many such drivers are in their 40s, making them responsible drivers who are involved in fewer accidents.

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October 21, 2015

It's Back to the Future Day: Ford Releases Flux Capacitor for Focus and Fiesta

Back_to_the_futureFord technologists have just unveiled a breakthrough new feature that has the ability to disrupt the time-space continuum as we know it!.

That's right: the Ford Flux Capacitor has arrived as a special option for the 2016 Ford Fiesta and Focus!



Curious to see how your favorite TV series ends? Want to witness historical events in real time? With the Ford Flux Capacitor — a class-exclusive option available only on the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta — now you can.

Boasting an impressive 1.21 gigawatts of electricity, this class-exclusive Build-and-Price option will give owners a slew of incredible new driving experiences once never thought possible. The Flux Capacitor will be available for a limited time as a Build-and-Price option on the 2016 Ford Focus and 2016 Ford Fiesta for $1.21 million dollars. Now you're just an 88 mph drive from the time of your life.

Get more information on the new Flux Capacitor option here at 

Ford has teamed up with Back to the Future™ to bring this all-new performance/convenience/entertainment feature to the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta. The Back to the Future™ 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray™ and DVD is available Oct. 21.

*Obviously, the Flux Capacitor won’t really be an actual option on Ford vehicles. However, you will be able to add it as a Build-and-Price option to impress your friends and followers.

Enjoy National Back to the Future Day anyway!


October 20, 2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week: Free Mock Driving Tests -- for PARENTS!

Driving_test-iStock_000028406712_SmallDriveSafe Driving Schools is putting a twist on National Teen Driver Safety Week by offering parents of soon-to-be driving teens a free Mock Drive Test from October 18-24. The goal is to educate Denver-area parents about their role in promoting the safe driving habits that will help their teens become safe drivers for life.

"We believe strongly that the most powerful tool parents have in teaching their teens to drive is their own commitment to model safe driving. That’s why we’re offering free Mock Drive Tests throughout National Teen Driver Safety Week," said Ben Baron, DriveSafe's founder and president. "Most safe driving campaigns aimed at parents focus on things that parents should 'tell' their children. We believe that the safe habits parents 'demonstrate' are much more persuasive."

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One-of-a-Kind Shelby Mustang Auction for Wounded Warriors

Wounded_warrior_ford_shelby_mustang-frontviewJack and Claire Miller, owners of the restaurant chain Miller's Ale House, are auctioning off a very rare 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500. The red, white, and blue Mustang, emblazoned with the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) logo is expected to sell for almost $1 million on eBay and 100 percent of the proceeds will directly go to WWP, in support of its 20 life-saving programs and services, which are offered free of charge to veterans, their caregivers, and families.

Make your bid quickly, because the Ford Mustang eBay auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project will end on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 6pm Pacific time.

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October 16, 2015

What Will Your Car Be For Halloween?

Halloween_car_costume-iStock_000027287323_Illo-sHalloween is creeping up, and for many of us, finding the appropriate costume can be a challenge. Have you figured out how you're going to dress up for this fun holiday? This Halloween, Hankook Tire was curious to know what spooky ideas Americans might have for their cars.

According to a recent Hankook Tire Gauge Index, 36 percent of Americans would dress their car as a superhero for Halloween. Coming in second place is something a little scarier, as 14 percent said a vampire is the way to go for their vehicle. And although it may be the easiest costume concept to execute, mummy came in third place with 11 percent, closely followed by a celebrity costume at 10 percent.

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October 12, 2015

AskPatty Visits Detroit for the General Motors Women’s Retail Network Conference

General_Motors_Womens_Retail_Network-226-RenCenBy Cherie Watters

After three decades in the automotive business I finally was invited by the General Motors to participate in the Women’s Retail Network. Headed by Celeste Briggs, the event is held in a location that is to me the Mecca of the automotive business world, Detroit.

Growing up in the US with a passion for automobiles, I’ve always seen Detroit as the place, the center of it all, the birthplace of what I love most… cars. I love them all: Fast cars, fancy cars, big cars, and let’s not forget all the wonderful, powerful trucks. When it comes to automotive, to me Detroit is the leader of them all, the American Automotive Mecca.

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October 07, 2015

Large Turnout, Top Speakers Highlight Successful Inaugural Women in Automotive Conference

Women_in_AutomotiveMore than 300 professionals from across the country attended the inaugural Women in Automotive Conference, a unique opportunity for gaining new insight on an industry hot topic. Held in downtown Orlando in mid-August, the conference included speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, and booth displays.

The purpose of the conference was to assist the automotive community in recruiting, retaining and developing female employees and leaders. According to NADA statistics, women make up less than one-fifth of employees at auto dealerships.

“I cannot thank the attendees, sponsors and board members enough,” said Women in Automotive founder Christy Roman. “Having the opportunity to listen to – and learn from – some of the most influential people in our industry has given us an increased knowledge base and a renewed sense of confidence and purpose as we look forward.”

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October 06, 2015

Interviewing Sheryl Connelly, Ford's Female Futurist

2015Trends_article-Sheryl_ConnellyBy Holly Reich

"Looking Further With Ford" is the automaker's yearly trends conference, which explores global micro-trends. The theme for 2015 is "Make way for Gen Z."

Sheryl Connelly, global consumer trends and futuring for Ford Motor Company, addresses changes across the globe and demographics with issues that confront everyone, from Gen Y (millennial), Gen X, and Baby Boomers, to the new Gen Z.

Connelly notes "New forms of mobility and collaborative platforms are emerging every day. At Ford, we are always mindful of the blueprint for sustainability, and the need to push the change as much as to adapt to it. You'll see that in the products that Ford introduces."

According to Connelly, "anticipating shifts in society is an inherent part of product development; so from that standpoint our consumer insight and trend work dates back to the days of Henry Ford. Over one hundred years later, designers, engineers, and marketers within Ford still spend much of their time contemplating how they can better serve customers of the future."

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October 03, 2015

Valvoline Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Pink-Out Day

Go_pink_with_PINK-wipersValvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) officially kicks off its October PINK Wiper fundraising campaign, today, Saturday, October 3, 2015.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and VIOC’s Pink-Out Day campaign is a national event with participating locations giving away special pink swag.

Did you know? Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer AND 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Valvoline Instant Oil Change is partnering with AutoTex PINK to raise funds and increase awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

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