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April 17, 2007

Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: April 17

Due to some unusual holiday on the East Coast, the deadline for your Income Taxes has been extended until today, April 17. If you're not done with them yet, don't stop now! Finish your taxes, then come back to read the AskPatty carnival. Otherwise, step right up to enjoy our collection of female friendly automotive links.

Ap_eye The five senses - hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch - are important for learning about the world around them. and AskPatty  both share an ACDelco report on how these same senses can also help us with vehicle maintenance.

3onyourside Hey ladies, have you ever tried to buy a car and had the salesman talk down to you or suggest you run everything by your husband? Well, 3 On Your Side's Jim Donovan tells how dealerships are changing...and even quote

The Orlando Sentinel says as many as three women could start in the May 27 Indianapolis 500 race, and conjectures about what might happen if they only had bona-fide winning equipment.

Both_targaNotorious for its challenging winding roads and unpredictable weather, Targa Tasmania is known as the ultimate test of 'man and machine' -- or in this case -- woman and machine. Amid a tough modern car field of 100 plus male drivers, 31-year-old Melinda Both will contest the 2000 kilometre rally in a Mazda6 MPS with co-driver Samantha Stevens, of Sydney. Read the complete article at

News_gazette_logo_2 Sue Voges never envisioned herself as a poster child for raising awareness about breast cancer, reports the "That wasn't my intent," said the 50-year-old Ogden woman, who is a master sergeant with the Illinois State Police, working as an investigator in Champaign. Now Voges has become the focus of one episode of a program called "One Good Turn with Joey T."

Ap_anne_belec_2 Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) President and CEO Anne Belec has joined the board of directors of WestStart-CALSTART. reports that Belec will serve as the first automotive industry representative on the board of North America's leading advanced transportation technology organization.

Indianapolis_motor_speedway_logo_2 Thirty-eight entries and69 cars set for 91st Indianapolis 500. Four past winners and the top 11 finishers from last year's thrilling race are among the highlights of the entry list for the 91st Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read more at 

Ap_new_york_autoshow_logo_2 Remember "K.I.T.T.," the car from the old Knight Rider series with actor David Hasselhoff? says Well thanks to modern technology, the cars of today are getting closer to those intelligent cars of the future. Their report of last  week's New York International Auto Show highlighted its fair share of concept cars including a Chrysler minivan with swivel seats in the third row and a Sirius satellite TV receiver.

Ap_drive_logo_2_2 Are you watching the brand-new new Fox action television show, DRIVE? Well we're watching here it at, so check out our blogs on the Season premiere, episode two, and character glossary!

That's it for this week! Thank you for all of your submissions! Please remember to submit your article next week using the online form  or by emailing Breanne at


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