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April 15, 2014

Coachella McDonald's Corvette Stingray Oasis Pool Party

Corvette_Coachella_Mcdonalds_PartyCelebrities stopped by the McDonald’s and Corvette Stingray Desert Pool Party at the Bootsy Bellows Estate on April 12, 2014 to celebrate the launch of McDonald’s Bacon Clubhouse Burger and the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Celebrities sampled the new Bacon Clubhouse Burger, rode shotgun for the Stingray Experience, and beat the heat pool-side in VIP cabanas.

Many famous faces who attended the party included one of my favorite Glee stars Dianna Agron who was spotted out with her new man Thomas Cocquere and Leonardo DiCaprio who smoked electronic cigarettes and chowed down on a Bacon Clubhouse Burger and fries in his private cabana.

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April 07, 2014

How to File a Personal Injury Claim Against an Uninsured Driver

1403_AP_car_accident-thinkstock-176998218Unfortunately, car accidents can happen to anyone now and then. This is why motorists are required to have a valid insurance policy so that if someone else is at fault, their insurance covers claims made for injuries suffered and/ or for any damage incurred. 

Injuries resulting from a motor accident are often serious and can sometimes be debilitating, and one will usually make a claim both for economic and non-economic damages, such as damage to a car, loss of income due to time needed to recover from injuries, and pain and suffering.

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March 08, 2014

AskPatty Celebrates Women: Today, and All Month

Votes_for_women_buttonEvery March, we celebrate Women's History Month, an annual declared month in the United States and worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history.

Its origins are found in 1978 when the school district of Sonoma, California, participated in Women's History Week, a weeklong celebration designed around International Women's Day.

In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration when March was declared Women's History Month. Its official centennial was celebrated in 2011. Find out more about Women’s History Month here at the official site.

March 3rd marked 100 years since suffragists marched on Washington. Suffragists faced a difficult road in their march towards equality. Even women opposed giving women the right to vote. One letter called it "an endorsement of nagging as a national policy." The "National Policy of Nagging" Pinterest board, created by the National Archives, honors this anniversary.

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January 08, 2014

The Future of Car Technology: 2014 Infiniti Q50 Sport Sedan

at the news briefThe 2014 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan is much more than a fast and agile performance car.  This fine-tuned machine incorporates futuristic innovations that women will both understand and appreciate.


For example, the available Direct Adaptive Steering, (a world’s first for automotive), was initially developed by NASA in the 1970s and perfected in the airline industry. Its purpose was to respond more quickly than a pilot could.

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December 26, 2013

Don't Miss: Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Awards, January 25, 2014

Womens-Automotive-Association-International-logoBe sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, January 25th, from 5 to 7 pm, at the 97th NADA convention in New Orleans, when the Women's Automotive Association International will be honoring four women with a Spirit of Leadership Award during a dinner at Tatum Channing’s Saints & Sinners. 

Established in 1999, the WAAI's "Spirit of Leadership" award is presented annually to professional women in the automotive industry in recognition of their significant accomplishments in their profession, community, and family. These women have dedicated their life to their profession and to giving back to others; and they serve as mentors and are role models to us all. Sustained superior performance, community involvement, influence and support of other women within the automotive industry are just some of the qualities these women possess. A Spirit of Leadership award is given for three automotive business sectors: 1) manufacturer, 2) dealership, and 3) supplier.

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December 12, 2013

Mary Barra to Become General Motors’ Next CEO

General_Motors_announces_Mary_Barra_CEODan Akerson will retire from his role as General Motors Chairman and CEO, to be replaced by Mary Barra, currently GM Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. Barra was elected by the Board of Directors to replace Akerson when he steps down on January 15, 2014.

“With an amazing portfolio of cars and trucks and the strongest financial performance in our recent history, this is an exciting time at today’s GM,” said Barra at the December 10th town hall meeting where the news was announced. “I’m honored to lead the best team in the business and to keep our momentum at full speed.”

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December 02, 2013

Ladies! Deadline for $5000 “Emerging Voices” Scholarship from Ford is December 16

Alliance-for-Women-in-Media-Foundation-&-Ford-Motor-Company-sutter-middle-schoolThe Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company are funding a $5,000 Student Media Scholarship Competition: Blazing the Trail: Celebrating the Women of Empowering America® and the deadline to apply is just around the corner!

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November 01, 2013

Daylight Saving Time Ends: Don’t forget to turn back the clock in your car

Daylight_savings_time-thinkstock_97770321_sAs the saying goes: "Spring forward, Fall back." And so this weekend, we’ll all be setting our clocks back before bed on Saturday night to get an extra hour of sleep. And while you’re running around resetting your clocks, don’t forget to also reset the clock in your car!

Many don’t know why we do it. Some states (like Arizona and Hawaii) don’t do it at all. But twice a year, most of the United States resets their clocks -- an hour forward in Spring, an hour back in the Fall -- in a practice known as Daylight Saving Time.

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October 30, 2013

2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Makes the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Neiman_marcus_christmas_book-aston_martin_vanquish_volanteEach year, Neiman Marcus includes a fabulous automotive selection among its fantasy gifts; this year it’s the incredible 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.

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October 22, 2013

Kia's Newest Star: The 2014 Soul


Soul takes center stage
Kia Soul in Minneapolis

When the Kia Soul came to market in 2010, the company was trying to reinvent itself to appeal to the children of baby boomers, aka Gen Y. At the time, Tom Loveless, VP of Sales for Kia Motors said,   “This is the tip of a very big iceberg. It’s the direction Kia is going.”

And I wrote, “Could it be that, by next year, it will actually be cool to own a Kia?”

My prediction was spot on. Kia has certainly upped its cool factor, especially with the Soul, an urban hatchback that, like Gen Y, is not cut from the mold. 

The ad campaign for Soul, which started out featuring hamsters on wheels, was different from the get-go. Over the years, Kia has grown the hamster theme to incorporate everything from rapping and hip-hop hamsters to this year’s edition, Lady Gaga

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