The warm spring air is already here, which means one thing: summer is right around the corner. Soon enough, we’ll all be cruising down the highways to get to the pool (or the beach if we’re lucky enough), family barbecues raging parties, and our favorite baseball stadiums. But this summer, let’s do it right—in style and with the wind in our hair!
There are a lot of great convertible offerings on the market, and to be honest, we at Buying Cars Her Way truly love them all, but we’ve settled on our five absolute favorite convertibles that make driving in the summertime even better than lying out by the pool:The 2013 Corvette ..read more
It seems like spring was a little late to the party this year, but now that she’s here to stay, it’s time to celebrate by topping the tank, filling the cooler, and cruising out for a day trip somewhere adventurous. After all, nothing feels quite as good as the windows down, the radio up, and the wind swimming through your hair. And while the flowers will make spring colorful enough, we at Buying Cars Her Way think it’d be nice to see some more bright and fresh colors on the roads this season!
If you’re in the market for a new car and want something a little spicier, here are a ..read more
Winter has come and gone, and let’s face it—some of our cars are the worse for it. Winter driving is incredibly rough on your car, and as important as it is to prep your vehicle for the impenetrable cold of the bleak winter months, it is equally important to do some proper inspections once you finally creep back into the warmth of spring.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as the snow starts to melt for the last time this winter:Winter is a tire’s worst enemy. As such, you’ll need to check a couple things. First, make sure your tires are properly inflated, as tire pressure commonly goes ..read more
This last week of Women’s History Month, Buying Cars Her Way is paying homage to the very first female taxi driver, Wilma K. Russey. Russey devoted a good deal of her life to transporting eager New Yorkers around the city—and she did it in style. In fact, her very first customer left her a generous tip because she was sporting a leopard skin hat and stole. Nothing screams sex appeal like leopard skin, eh?
Russey started her stylish cab driving career on New Year’s Day in 1915. She wasn’t just committed to taxis, however; she was also an expert mechanic and could fix up cars better than most men. Russey has ..read more
When it comes to cars, we tend to think that they are created by highly trained engineers or mechanics or scientists. That’s what makes the most sense at least. But, Buying Cars Her Way did some digging, and we found out that the inventor of the very first turn signal (or “auto signaling arm”) was actually a Hollywood star—the world’s first well-known Hollywood star—and it was a woman to boot. Enter Florence Lawrence (stage left).
Lawrence got her start in a film called Daniel Boone, which was released in 1907. She went on to star in over 250 films, but many of these (primarily her earlier ones) were all film shorts ..read more
By: Lisa Copeland
March 8th is International Women’s Day. As a female automotive executive, I find this day very interesting. I scoured the blogs and the news to see what automakers had to say about the number one consumer in world. How would they honor her? How would they acknowledge her?
I ran across remarks from Chrysler/ FIAT CEO, Sergio Marchionne.
It’s no secret, the admiration I hold for this man. It started with a speech I heard him give in 2009.
“A Promise for a Promise.” This speech absolutely transformed my thought process about the automotive industry. I was a fan from that day on.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Marchionne in ..read more
On June 9, 1909, Alice Ramsey, two sisters-in-law, and another female friend, began an incredible cross-country trek in a 1909 Maxwell DA (which delivered 30 horsepower from its four-cylinder engine). The trip was sponsored by Maxwell, looking to prove the durability of the car—and that “even a woman” could drive it. Unfortunately for Maxwell, the car never caught on, and the company was bought out by Chrysler in 1926. On the other hand, Alice Ramsey became renowned nationwide for being the first woman to drive from coast to coast, starting in New York and ending in California.
The trip was not at all easy. Ramsey, who had learned to drive after ..read more
It’s Women’s History Month this March, and we at Buying Cars Her Way are celebrating it every week by honoring some of the many women who have influenced the history of automobiles and driving. Last month, we already learned all about Mary Anderson, who invented the world’s first windshield wiper. This month we’ll start by jumping inside the car and taking a look at the interior, which was greatly influenced by a woman named Helene Rother.
Rother was born in 1908 in France, where she worked as a designer of jewelry and other fashion accessories. However, she and her daughter, Ina, had to flee the Nazi-occupied home they’d come to love ..read more
We get excited about a lot of things over here at Buying Cars Her Way, but this latest story has got us all extra pumped and ready to fly to New Delhi and start driving taxis! Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme, but this is still a cool story…
Over in New Delhi, women face dangers on the streets every day, especially during transportation. Because of recent violence toward females in December of 2012 while they were commuting, some New Delhi women have taken action and started a cab service solely for women and by women—that’s where they got the catchy title, Cabs for Women by Women.
As one of the city’s ..read more
Women and cars have a long relationship. In fact, many of the laws that govern the roadways; the components of the world’s infrastructure and actual functioning elements of vehicles owe themselves to female inventors. We at Buying Cars Her Way would like to shed light on these automotive pioneers. One such pioneer was Mary Anderson, who was responsible for inventing the windshield wiper.
The story goes that one winter day, miserably wet and cold, Anderson was a passenger on a streetcar headed to New York City. She observed that the driver was having difficulty seeing through the windshield and laughed when she realized that the only solution was for the driver ..read more