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April 29, 2016

#Contest: Share Your Love For Mom To Win A #BoxOfNissans

Nissan_box_of_chocolates_01We know there are lots of different reasons why everyone loves their Mom. I might be 50 years old, but she still buys a lot of my clothes (because she loves to shop!). And when I was younger, she always used to slip me money for gas.

What about you? In honor of the approaching Mother's Day celebration on May 8, Nissan is looking for awesome-mom stories from its fans. If you've got a great story you want to share about your mom via social media, Nissan wants to hear from you. And to sweeten the story, 50 fans will win their mom a limited-edition #BoxOfNissans chocolates, so unique they cannot be purchased in any store.

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April 15, 2016

Luxury and Electrics Lead at New York Auto Show

Hyundai_Ioniq-2016_New_York_Auto_ShowThe New York International Auto Show previews, held the week leading up to Easter every year, is the last stop on the auto show circuit for carmakers before the calendar turns over for these glitzy extravaganzas in September.

Because New York is the media capital of the world, carmakers like to save something special for the hometown of the world financial markets, the Broadway stage, and the Statue of Liberty.

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April 07, 2016

Ciara Video Helps Launch #MyJeepStory

Ciara_launches-New_York_international_Auto_show-MyJeepStory-Because it seems every owner has a story to tell, Jeep is kicking off a year-long campaign called “#MyJeepStory” to highlight its passionate community and promote the brand's 75th anniversary celebrations.

As part of the #MyJeepStory campaign, Jeep is encouraging enthusiasts to share their own, authentic and inspiring Jeep brand stories –- enabled by Jeep vehicles and embodying the spirit of the brand through the pillars of freedom, adventure, authenticity, and passion.

The program launches this week with entertainer Ciara sharing her Jeep story about her heroes and her own Jeep Wrangler from Camp Jeep at the recent 2016 New York Auto Show.

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March 31, 2016

@AskPatty Salutes Great #Women in Automotive History: Helene Rother


Helene Rother (1908-1999) was a French designer of jewelry and fashion accessories who fled Nazi-occupied France with her seven-year-old daughter Ina in 1942.

She was the first woman to work as an automotive designer when she joined the interior styling staff of General Motors in Detroit in 1943, and later worked for Nash Motors where she consulted on the interior of the Nash Rambler. Eventually, she opened her own design studio in Detroit's Fisher Building, where she specialized in designs for automotive interiors, furniture, and stained glass windows.

According to Hemmings Car Collector Magazine, "She was one of the few women to succeed in a man's job during an era when the vast majority of women couldn't even see a glass ceiling because it was hidden behind steel doors."

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March 29, 2016

@AskPatty Salutes Great #Women in Automotive History: Luella Bates


In 1920, Luella Bates became the first woman truck driver to receive a driver's license in New York. During World War I, she worked for Four Wheel Drive Auto Company as a test driver traveling throughout the state of Wisconsin in a Model B truck.

After receiving her truck drivers license, Bates spent several years traversing the United States, demonstrating the Model B truck and newly developed fire trucks.

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March 28, 2016

@AskPatty Salutes Great #Women in Automotive History: The Girl Scouts


In 1916, The Girl Scouts initiated a “Automobiling Badge” for which girls had to demonstrate driving and first-aid skills, and auto mechanics.

Today, Senior Girl Scouts who might be close to earning their driver’s licenses can earn a Car Care Badge by learning basic car maintenance skills like checking fluid levels and where they are replenished, checking tire pressure and wear, using jumper cables, and changing windshield wipers.

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March 24, 2016

@AskPatty Salutes Great #Women in Automotive History: Wilma K. Russey


In 1915, Wilma K. Russey became the first woman licensed to work as a taxi driver in New York; she was also an expert garage mechanic who could repair cars better than most men at the time.

Russey devoted much of her life transporting New Yorkers around the city -- and she did it in style: It's said her very first customer left her a generous tip because she was sporting a leopard-skin hat and stole.

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March 22, 2016

@AskPatty Salutes Great #Women in Automotive History: Alice Burke and Nell Richardson


In 1916, Alice Burke and Nell Richardson (and their cat) traveled for five months and 10,700 miles promoting the women’s suffrage and right to vote message and demonstrating women’s equality at the wheel. Their yellow Saxon automobile, nicknamed the "Golden Flier," became a moving symbol of women's rights and a podium for speeches in many towns and cities.

This was no small feat in 1916, when only a small minority of women drove, and most roads were dirt, or at best graded or "paved" with gravel, making driving a difficult -- and sometimes dangerous -- endeavor.

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March 17, 2016

@AskPatty Salutes Great #Women in Automotive History: Florence Lawrence


Because Canadian actress Florence Lawrence was such a success, she was able to buy her own car -- a rarity in the early 20th century, when cars were still luxury items. In 1914, she designed the first turn signal or “auto signaling arm,” a device that, with the press of a button, raised or lowered a flag on the car’s rear bumper to let other drivers know which way a car was going to turn.

She also designed the first mechanical brake indicator, a “STOP” sign that flipped up from the car's back bumper when a driver pressed the brakes.

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March 15, 2016

@AskPatty Salutes Great #Women in Automotive History: Alice H. Ramsey


On June 6, 1909, Alice H. Ramsey was a 22-year-old housewife and mother when she boarded a 30-horsepower Maxwell-Briscoe and began a 3,800-mile trip from New York to San Francisco, making her the first woman in history to cross the United States in an automobile. She was accompanied on her 59-day trek by two older sisters-in-law and another female friend, none of whom could drive a car.

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