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279 posts categorized "Women Speak!"

May 27, 2013

Cadillac's Fashionable New Design: Driven By Style

 

Cadillac launches Style DrivenFor Cadillac’s launch of Style Driven, an initiative blending fashion and automotive design, they chose Hundred Acres, a sustainable restaurant in SoHo, New York. The environment: a mellow mix of new age farm-to-table vintage and quiet luxury.

Style Driven, a four-part video series, follows the life of fashion stylist Erin Walsh, with celebrity clients that include: Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The series follows Walsh as she is ferried around New York City in a Cadillac SRX choosing dresses and accessories for the Costume Institute Benefit at the Met in New York City. This year the theme was punk. But, we’re talking high-voltage high-style punk.

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April 16, 2013

Erin Evernham, The Only Woman To Ever Win A World Of Outlaws Race, Asks Sir Stirling Moss, "Excuse Me, Sir?"

ErinEvernhamWorld Of OutlawsWinnerWith all due respect to Sir Stirling Moss and all his racing accomplishments, I respectfully disagree with his latest statement in which he said just a few days ago, “The trouble is, when you’re racing, it’s pretty tiring. We had three-hour races in those days. You needed tremendous concentration. Now races are only one hour and 10 minutes… We’ve got some very strong and robust ladies, but, when your life is at risk, I think the strain of that in a competitive situation will tell when you’re trying to win… The mental stress I think would be pretty difficult for a lady to deal with in a practical fashion. I just don’t think they have the aptitude to win a Formula One race.”

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April 08, 2013

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Gets Complete Makeover: New Features and Prices Make it a Standout in its Class

2014_Mitsubishi_Outlander_Front_Exterior_SE_3Brasada Ranch, Redmond, Oregon: Attractive new styling, more powerful and efficient engines and some of the latest creature comforts, even at the entry-level model, define the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander; it’s a crossover sport utility vehicle that seats seven. Mitsubishi says the third-generation Outlander has some “ground-breaking safety features for its class”—and we agree. It is also the only SUV at its price in its segment with three-row seating that comes standard. The new model also gets improved aerodynamics and better sound insulation; high-end technologies include adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and a crash-mitigation system. While Mitsubishi has not announced exact pricing, the new model will be priced close to the outgoing version, with an impressive array of added content over the previous generation. 

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April 03, 2013

Attention Twitter Partiers: Double the fun and prizes in April with AskPatty!

It's Twitter Party time again!  Join the AskPatty team for TWO exciting Twitter parties this month!  Both will be full of the fun, educational automotive content you always get from AskPatty, covering two different topics and offering two great prize sets!  Take a look...



Spring Cleaning with 3M


Spring Cleaning is a Breeze with 3M Auto!

The experts at 3M Auto are partnering with AskPatty to bring the message of Spring Cleaning with 3M to the masses! Join us for a Twitter Party like no other and learn all about ways to make your car a clean, inviting sanctuary on the road with the help of 3M Auto Essentials, a series of easy-to-use, inexpensive detailing solutions that can be used in the comfort of your own garage - available in-store in select Advance Auto Parts beginning April 1st!

What are you waiting for? Registered participants get a chance to win some great car care products, so let 3M and Ask Patty make your auto springtime fresh.


Grand Prize Package:
  • Auto Essentials All-Purpose Scrub
  • Auto Essentials Tire
  • Auto Essentials Leather & Vinyl Restore
  • Auto Essentials Glass
  • Auto Essentials Spray Wax
  • Bondo® Body Filler Single Use
  • Headlight Restoration Kit - No Tools Required
  • Scratch Removal System
  • Paint Restoration System
  • Leather & Vinyl Repair Kit
Other prizes include:
  • Auto Essentials All-Purpose Scrub
  • Auto Essentials Tire
  • Auto Essentials Leather & Vinyl Restore
  • Auto Essentials Glass
  • Auto Essentials Spray Wax
  • ...and more!
Wednesday, April 10
5 p.m. PST / 8p.m. EST
Sign Up Here!



FRAM Fresh Breeze Twitter Party


Have a Breath of Fresh Air with FRAM!

Spring has arrived, but are you breathing as easily as you should be? We spend an average of 18 hours a week behind the wheel, and air inside your car can be up to six times dirtier than the air outside! Join experts from FRAM and AskPatty as we talk allergens, pollutants, and filtration education at a #FRAMFreshBreeze Party! Register, come party with us, and walk away with a great Spring picnic basket full of FRAM goodies!  Sign up, use hashtag #FRAMFreshBreeze, and party it up Fresh Breeze style!

FRAM's Breath of Fresh Air Picnic Basket Includes:
  • Picnic basket
  • Blanket
  • A FRAM® Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter
  • Other great FRAM Products
  • ...lots more prizes TBA!
Tuesday, April 16
5 p.m. PST / 8p.m. EST
Sign Up Here!

March 28, 2013

2014 Chevrolet Impala: Chevy’s Iconic Flagship Takes Flight at a New Level

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The 2014 model year marks the 10th time Chevrolet has introduced a new Impala – and this little antelope, born in the Year of the Snake, is a refined, modern take on “The General’s” iconic five-passenger sedan. Its looks have not always been consistently stunning-in fact, the outgoing model was growing a bit long-in-the-tooth. However, the 2014 Chevy Impala’s design team has hit it out of the park with a gorgeous design that is equal parts American muscle and European sculpture.

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March 25, 2013

Brandy Schaffels, formerly Senior Editor of TrueCar.com, Takes New Post as AskPatty Chief Editor

Brandy_Schaffels_AskPatty_Headshot-1AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to connect with Certified Female Friendly® automotive retailers, today announced that TrueCar.com's former Senior Editor, Brandy Schaffels, would be stepping into the role of Chief Editor for the AskPatty.com website and blog. A true car girl at heart, Brandy Schaffels has spent more than 25 years as a journalist supporting the automotive industry. 

In her new role as Chief Editor of the AskPatty.com Automotive Advice for Women website and blog, she will create a variety of informational woman-focused content on all subjects from car care and maintenance, to lifestyle-related features, vehicle reviews, and news.

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Beauty Kit for The Car: But NOT When Driving!

I always keep ChapStick in the cup holder of my car for a lip fix. A quick swipe is the extent of my makeup ritual. However, after observing a friend apply a full face while I was driving one day, I started thinking about what I should keep in the car for an instant touch-up.

In truth, your car can serve as the perfect dressing room. There’s enough natural light to see what you are doing and there’s a built in vanity mirror for close-ups.
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However, before you read on, know that the following tips are not meant for when you are driving, stopped at a light or in a traffic jam. Putting makeup on is for those times when you are sitting in the car waiting for your kids to get out of school, parked in a lot waiting to go in for an appointment or clocked into a meter. Bottom line: NO APPLYING MAKEUP WHILE DRIVING.

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March 18, 2013

Toyota's Great Give-Away: 100 Cars for Charity

Noted. Facebook works for everything from keeping up with friends, keeping track of trends, to learning about great deals on cowboy boots.

Facebook also works for philanthropic outreach. Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, a Facebook initiative, launched in 2011 and repeated in 2012, awarded 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the period of 100 days to charitable organizations. In 2012, you helped Toyota give 100 vehicles to nonprofits. Daily winners were determined by popular vote on 100carsforgood.com. Now those vehicles are on the road and helping those in need.

Toyota is currently in discussions about how to repeat the plan for 2013. A representative from Toyota just this week explained that "the program will be placed on hold until further notice due to internal changes.  We're pleased that the program has helped many organizations and will continue to build on the program’s success while supporting nonprofit organizations.
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Five nonprofits were profiled each day at www.100carsforgood.com. Facebook users voted for the cause they feel would do the most good with a new vehicle. At the end of each day, the winner received a new vehicle and the four runners-up will receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

“The average person doesn’t think about a non-profit needing a vehicle to get its work done,” remarked Michael Rouse, Vice President of Diversity, Philanthropy and Community Affairs for Toyota Motor Sales USA.

Rouse explained that the idea for 100 Cars for Good – a Facebook site for voting–was the result of a brainstorming meeting at the end of 2010. “We looked at what was going on in social media with non-profits and realized that, while we didn’t have a dollar budget to contribute, we do have cars and trucks. This program puts our products as the star of the show to help keep non-profits going.”

“Over the past 20 years, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to non-profits throughout the United States. 100 Cars for Good allows us to build on that commitment in new ways, putting the public in the ‘driver’s seat’ as we work to help community organizations make an even bigger impact,” offered Jim Lentz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor Sales.

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In the past, local causes included Central Vermont Humane Society, A Child’s Place of Charlotte (helps local homeless children with school work, socialization and more), All Hands Volunteers (aids communities struck by natural disasters), Special Olympics Illinois, and Abby’s House (provides women and children across Central Massachusetts with shelter, housing and advocacy).
 
“In year one, when we announced that we were giving away 100 cars, perhaps people didn’t realize it was the real deal. Now everybody knows that it’s a legitimate program,” explained Rouse.

To learn more visit: www.100carsforgood.com.
 You can also see a short film at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjjeHoJbv1Y&feature=youtu.be



March 12, 2013

2013 Toyota RAV4: Large Update for a Big Player in the Small-Sized Segment by Sue Mead

2013ToyotaRAV4001Carefree, Arizona: For the 2013 model year Toyota is giving RAV4 customers a little less and a little more for their money. The “more” category includes a complete interior and exterior redesign, a new engine, new six-speed transmission, and new all-wheel-drive system. Under the “less” heading, Toyota has filed its V6 motor, which was previously available as an option on this compact SUV, as well as removed the optional 3rd-row seat. The 2013 RAV4 starts at $24,145, including destination. The 4th generation RAV4 is significantly more refined and distinct from the first models that came to market in 1994 as ’95 editions with little competition; since Toyota has sold 1.7 million RAV4s in 150 countries and says some 80 percent are still on the road. The latest edition now joins 45 crossovers, including its direct competitors, the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Chevy Equinox. Toyota’s California design team penned the new model for the U.S.; it gets 8 standard airbags (including driver side knee airbag, front passenger seat cushion airbag and side airbags for front and second row) and a standard backup camera, as well as optional goodies like Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and a height-adjustable power liftgate.

2013ToyotaRAV4008Outside, the all-new RAV4 has the profile of an Olympic cyclist, with a low front bumper shape that wraps up from below like handlebars and a roofline that slopes steeply back from the A-pillar like a hunched-over speed racer. Glistening headlamps have an asymmetrical shape that slants inward toward the nose, which features a V-shaped grille that emphasizes this “cute ute’s” more aerodynamic look. The rear of the ute, which features an integrated spoiler with LED lights, has a bulbous shape that belies the cargo space inside. We’re thrilled that a liftgate replaces the swinging rear door of previous model years which also held the spare tire; standard steel wheels are 17 inches, with 17- and 18-inch alloys available on higher-end trim lines. The spare is now tucked under the cargo floor.

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March 08, 2013

Happy International Women's Day!!

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