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June 19, 2013

1966 Volvo P1800 at Three Million Miles and Counting

Irv-gordon-three-million-mile-volvo-p1800-49598_2_1-ledeI 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. 

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June 17, 2013

The 2014 GMC Sierra: Same New Capabilities as Silverado, but with More Upscale Look and Feel

2014-GMC-Sierra-Glamping-with-Airstream-trailer-1By Sue Mead

Different, but the Same

El Capitan Canyon Campground, California: It was a brilliant move for GMC ! Do something distinctive to introduce the 2014 Sierra to U.S. autowriters—because, really, the truck really isn’t that much different. What we mean is this: The news was already out on GM’s light trucks, with the intro of the Chevy Silverado  (http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-pickup-trucks.html), with more than 130 auto evaluators driving the Silverado at the Knibbe Ranch in Texas recently. So, GMC decided to put a clever and different footprint in the sand, with a ride and drive of the more upscale Sierra along the Pacific Coast in southern Califonria, inviting a smaller group of 30 to try out the truck the way many of its buyers might use it: touring, towing, and ‘glamping.’ (In case you haven’t heard—or done it-this is a term for glamorous camping!)

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June 10, 2013

NHTSA Shares Safety Tips for Summer Road Trips


NHTSA-Shares-Safety-Tips-for-Summer-Road-TripsConsidering taking the family off in the car for fun and adventure on the road this summer? There are many great things about summer but few can match the fun of a family vacation road trip. Before you go, be sure to peruse this interactive infographic created by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (the federal agency tasked with improving our nation’s automotive safety).

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June 06, 2013

SoCal Girl Takes on Winter Driving at the Nitto Ride 'N Drive Event

NITTO-Winter-Ride-N-Drive-2013-groupBy Sherice Bellefeuille

A few months ago, I went to Salt Lake City, Utah, to participate in a Nitto Ride 'n Drive media event that being held at Miller Motorsports Park. I didn’t know what to expect, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised during my experience. Even though this was a winter driving event, because this week is tire safety awareness week, I feel it is a good time to share what I learned there.

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June 03, 2013

2014 Kia Cadenza: Kudos for Kia’s Newest Luxury Sedan!

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.

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May 24, 2013

Is Your Vehicle Safe for Memorial Day Travel?

The Car Care Council says Be Car Care AwareWith the Memorial Day Holiday weekend upon us and the summer vacation season fast approaching, we at AskPatty know there is no better time to “Be Car Care Aware” about your vehicle.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 13,000 Americans are killed during the summer travel season between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. A portion of these deaths can be directly attributed to unperformed vehicle maintenance as each year neglected maintenance leads to over 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries, and more than $2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses, and property damage.

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May 22, 2013

Blind Curves: a Woman's Journey from C-Suite to Bike Seat

Blind_curves-341x500Just 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.”

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April 26, 2013

Time is running out to apply for the #FiestaMovement!

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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.

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April 24, 2013

Changing Faces: What the new-for-2014 Mitsubishi Outlander offers Women Drivers

Mitsubishi transported a group of journalists to central Oregon for the introduction of the 2014 Outlander, a seven-passenger crossover utility vehicle. The location in Redmond, Oregon--with wide-open roads, gentle hills and vistas to swoon over--was the kind of place the Outlander fits right in.

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April 23, 2013

2013 Ralleye Aicha des Gazelles Attracts Highest Number of U.S. Women Ever-and Nine Canadian Teams

U.S. Pro Surfer and Pro Rally Star Team Up As Female First-Timers And Place 8th!

By Sue Mead

Ralleye-Aicha-des-GazellesCasablanca 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.

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