Are you in the New York Tri-state area, then join Divas Drive In Heels at the Drive it Home Show, presented by the National Safety Council and Allstate Foundation, Tuesday, May 14. If you have tween, teen, or are concerned about teen driving safety, it will be an informative (and entertaining!) event. Please feel free to share this post with anyone who might like to attend. Details are as follows:
What: Drive it Home Show, presented by the National Safety Council and Allstate Foundation
When: Tuesday, May 14 from 7pm – 8:15pm
Where: BayWay Arts Center (265 E Main St # 160, East Islip, NY 11730)
Price: FREE!; no tickets required
Parking: Parking lot is available
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You can enter in the sweepstakes at the event for a chance to win gas cards and a brand new car!
If you’d like to attend, click here to register and when checking in, let them know that Clever Girls Collective sent you. Hope to see you there!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
On Wednesday, May 14th Tastemakers, influencers and design enthusiasts arrived to Milk Studios to celebrate the arrival of the all new 2014 Chevy Impala. The Chevy Urban Style event catered to connecting like-minded New Yorkers for a swanky introduction to the sleek & sophisticated 2014 Impala. Hosted by General Motors and the Chevrolet team, this event not only introduced you to the Impala but also the creators behind the design. Check out a few of the photos from the event below…
chevy urban style
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Automakers are wrapping up the domestic auto show season with a bang in New York — we are counting some 20 world debuts. DivasDriveInHeels.com will be on the ground at the New York auto show during press days Wednesday and Thursday, publishing updates from the show floor.
Here’s a look at the auto show press-days schedule, along with a list of vehicle reveals we expect.
9:10 a.m. — Toyota
Press days begin with the 2014 Toyota Highlander debut, a three-row crossover that hasn’t been redesigned since 2007.
9:45 a.m. — Volkswagen
The seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf makes its North American debut in New York. VW first showed the new Golf last September in Germany, and the Golf GTD was premiered in March at the Geneva motor show.
10:15 a.m. — Kia
Kia will show three vehicles in New York: the redesigned Soul, the coupe variant of the Forte compact and a freshened Optima midsized sedan.
10:45 a.m. — Jaguar Land Rover
The luxury brand is thinking performance in New York, debuting the 2014 Jaguar XJR, a performance variant of their flagship XJ sedan, and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport. View the Range Rover reveal live Wednesday as it makes its debut by driving through the streets of New York.
11:15 a.m. — Mercedes-Benz
The 2014 CLA45 AMG is making its debut in New York as the high-performance version of the CLA compact sedan that goes on sale this fall. Benz’s compact B-class Electric Drive hatchback also will be unveiled.
11:45 a.m. — BMW
Three vehicles debuted at the Geneva motor show will make their North American debut: the Active Tourer concept car, the 3-series Gran Turismo and the 328d.
12:10 p.m. — Acura
The production version of the 2014 Acura MDX seven-passenger SUV will be shown officially, although we don’t expect it to be much different than the production-ready prototype we saw at the Detroit auto show in January.
12:45 p.m. — General Motors
The GM brand is bringing three new models to the New York auto show, but the 2014 Camaro SS is the only one they are keeping under wraps.
Buick revealed the updated 2014 LaCrosse on Monday, which gets new interior design and more safety and technology features. Cadillac is expected to reveal the 2014 CTS sedan at a media event Tuesday, and photos that hint at the design appeared on the Internet Monday.
1:45 p.m. — Jeep
The controversial new Jeep Cherokee will have its world debut. Jeep already released photos of the Cherokee’s design, but powertrain details and an on-sale date should be a part of the reveal.
2:20 p.m. — Nissan
The redesigned 2014 Nissan Pathfinder hybrid is set to be revealed at the show. Nissan hasn’t released any details, but we know it uses a gasoline-electric drive system and a four-cylinder engine.
2:50 p.m. — Bentley
3:15 p.m. — Rolls Royce
3:40 p.m. — Porsche
The Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 Cup that debuted in Geneva will make the trip to New York for their North American debut.
4:05 p.m. — Infiniti
A hybrid version of Infiniti’s seven-passenger JX crossover, now badged the QX60, makes its debut in New York.
4:35 p.m. — Hyundai
The updated 2014 Hyundai Equus sedan is coming to the auto show. While Hyundai has revealed little about their luxury sedan so far, teaser photos show it wears new turbine blade-style wheels and a cleaner front fascia.
Thursday, March 28
9:55 a.m. — Scion
The 2014 Scion tC sports coupe will be unmasked in New York.
10:30 a.m. — Volvo
11:05 a.m. — Subaru
The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid, Subaru’s first gasoline-electric vehicle, will be shown at the show.
11:40 a.m. — Dodge
The updated 2014 Dodge Durango SUV is expected to be revealed, along with the 2014 SRT Viper TA “Time Attack.”
12:15 p.m. — Honda
The 2014 Odyssey minivan will highlight Honda’s stand in New York, and will be put on display with the 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid and 2013 Fit EV.
1:10 p.m. — Mitsubishi
1:40 p.m. — Shelby
Shelby will debut the 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C, a 1,200-hp Mustang.
About the New York auto show: The 2013 New York auto show runs from March 29-April 7 and is expected to attract a range of production and concept cars such as the new Toyota Highlander, Jeep Cherokee and the United States debut of the Corvette Stingray Convertible. Check out DivasDriveInHeels.com complete coverage at DivasDriveInHeels.com.
Even if you aren’t a fan of their products, everybody knows the giant corporation, Apple Inc.’s blue shirt employees also known as Apple Geniuses. These people are the go-to for information on how to operate, function, and maintain any Apple product. These young, well knowledged, tell-all friendly, and eager to help Geniuses are Apple’s idea that is being borrowed by BMW to defend its lead in luxury car sales.
According to Adage, BMW is requiring stores to hire young , tech savvy employees to handle customer’s questions inside the showroom.
The BMW Genius Everywhere Program already made its debut in a new store opened in Paris. This program is an initiative to interact and educate possible customers without the pressure of purchasing. Unlike the Apple’s Genius who handles already purchased devices with consumers, the first contact of the BMW’s customer would be with the BMW Genius on the showroom floor to handle all insight prior to their purchase.
BMW genius program will include audio and video package about BMW in North America. Information and feature explanations will be available on the website and special iPad and iPod applications and inside every vehicle. These smart, savvy geniuses will also carry iPads in hand at the showrooms.
BMW aren’t the only ones to take note from Apple, Cadillac and Lexus also have similar programs in their U.S. dealerships.
The BMW Genius Everywhere Program is here to make everything about the car buying experience that much more luxurious. A pilot program begins later this year in the Unites States and sets to launch nationwide by early next year.
What do you think of car companies incorporating Apple’s Genius idea?
It’s the Super Bowl of the auto industry, with the international premiere of over 50 new cars – the North American International Auto show is in full swing and we’ve got the hautest rides from Cadillac, Chevrolet and more below…
Want to know which ride had the entire show buzzing from day one? Without a doubt, it was the debut of the 2014 Corvette Stingray!
Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Corvette Stingray at a special event Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The new Corvette is the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm). It will accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds. It’s expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the EPA-estimated 26 mpg of the current model. Check out the electrifying debut of the Stingray below…
Check out more from the special event on DivasDriveInHeels.com.
In addition to unveilings, this was a huge weekend for the Cadillac brand as well! Detroit makers dominated as the 2013 Detroit Auto Show opened up with the annual North American International Car and Truck of the Year awards. The 2013 Cadillac ATS was awarded Car of the Year by NAIAS as well as ‘Urban Car of the Year’ at the Urban Wheel Awards.
Cadillac also unveiled the new 2014 Cadillac ELR based on its 2009 concept electric vehicle this week. Not only did Cadillac premiere the most stylish electric vehicle which will go into production later this year, it also won the Eyes On Design Best Production Vehicle Award as well.
Looking for more Corvette, Cadillac and Auto Show news and photos? Check out all the news on DivasDriveInHeels.com
Trying to lower your utility bill? Maybe it’s time you talked to a motor company – Ford says they want to save you money, reduce energy consumption and save the planet. Ford Motor Company announced a strategic collaboration that will demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating home appliance technology with a plug-in vehicle to achieve an energy-efficient lifestyle.
Ford launches MyEnergi Lifestyle® collaboration to show how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating today’s home appliance and plug-in vehicle technology.
- Georgia Institute of Technology computer model predicts a 60 percent reduction in energy costs and savings of more than 9,000 kg of CO2 (55 percent reduction) from a single home when changes from a MyEnergi Lifestyle product are incorporated; if every home in the U.S. were to implement these energy-saving technologies, it would be the equivalent of taking all the homes in California, New York and Texas off the power grid (32 million homes)
In order to create a real-world model, MyEnergi Lifestyle is planning to launch a contest awarding one lucky family an energy efficient home makeover. Details on the promotion haven’t been announced yet, but winners would presumably be outfit with enough technology to recreate the Georgia Institute of Technology’s model on a real power bill. We’ll share more details on how your family can win soon. But for now, check out the #FordCES hashtag and more Ford CES news here.
Ford and its business associates will highlight MyEnergi Lifestyle technologies and detailed modeling results at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 8-12
IT’S OFFICIAL! After experiencing a full year of travel and automotive adventures – the dream of expanding the team, brand and family of online infotainment is here. DivasDriveInHeels.com and DivasOnDestinations.com has FINALLY arrived!
Created in January 2013 to fill a void that existed in print and new media – a celebration of men & women who enjoy the latest in haute style, automotive news and entertainment. DivasDriveInHeels.com the web’s first lifestyle automotive hub online, for women, by women. As a driving source of everything automotive that’s important to women, we are the authority in automotive news, entertainment & more for women interested in purchasing, maintaining or upgrading their vehicles.
Women buy 52% of all new cars sold in the U.S., influence more than 85% of all car purchases and are the fastest growing segment of buyers for new and used cars. All told, women have full or partial say over a staggering $80 billion worth of spending on cars. Isn’t it time to discover a new spin on the auto news that matters most? DivasDriveInHeels.com is a safe and reliable source for expert automotive advice, research with the style that you can handle.
Created in January 2013 to fill a void that existed in print and new media – a celebration of men & women who enjoy a unique outlook on travel and entertainment. DivasOnDestinations.com the web’s first lifestyle travel hub online, for women interested in exploring the world from as close as her backyard to as far as she’s willing to journey.
With aims to share the unexpected truths about travel, DivasOnDestinations.com is an open forum for travel experts and novice alike to celebrate adventurous living experiences and more online. Grab your passport and toothbrush and get ready for a wild traveling time with DivasOnDestinations.com.
We’ll keep you updated with news for both sites on Facebook and Twitter, but if you’re looking for in-depth news regarding our traveling and automotive adventures definitely check out both sites daily!
It’s true! This year has had truly been an amazing year of highs (and even higher highs) for DivasandDorks.com. From going to 2012 London Olympics to speaking at the National Black MBA Conference and everything in between. While looking forward to a better year than ever before – 2013, we can’t help but to look back at our favorite moments of 2012. Check out below to discover why this has been an unbelievably phenomenal for DivasandDorks.com.
Black Women in Music / Black Women in Hollywood
Thanks to Lincoln & Essence Magazine, we had the chance to rub elbows, talk tech and mingle with some of your favorite starlets, musicians and Hollywood celebrities. Kelly Rowland, Nene Leakes and more checked out the new 2014 Lincoln MKZ during Essence’s Black Women in Music, Grammy weekend in California. Just a week later, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross supported and uplifted fellow thespian sisters during the Black Women in Hollywood event during Oscar weekend in L.A.
In The Press – Essence.com, RollingOut.com, BlackEnterprise.com, TheRoot.com, Pose Magazine
This was an incredible year for DivasandDorks.com in the press. As a contributor for Essence.com, I was featured in RollingOut & Pose Magazine highlighting the business behind the blog. BlackEnterprise.com even interviewed an unconventional mentor, (my mother) to reveal the secrets behind successful mentor/mentee relationships. Before the summer was complete, TheRoot.com listed DivasandDorks.com as one of the best blogs of 2012.
Induction in Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top Of The Blogosphere’s Best
One of my favorite moments by far included kicking off this year’s Black Bloggers Month as being revealed as the first inductee in the 2012 Blogosphere’s Best for BlackEnterprise.com.
Kayaking in the Pacific Ocean
During an exciting west coast excursion with Toyota, I had the best time camping and even kayaking, (yes, I really kayaked) in the Pacific Ocean all by myself.
Diva, Dork and Actress?
This year marked a year of firsts in front the camera, as I starred in Ford’s Escape To New Orleans web series and Samsung’s SmartTV informercial series.
Panelist, Host & Keynote Speaker
“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” – Michelle Obama
This year has been filled with a lot of hard work, blessings beyond belief, and I was more than excited to share my experiences as a speaker/host/keynote speaker at the Financial (App)titude seminar, Style Bloggers of Color Conference, National Association of Black MBA, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the Tom Joyner Family Reunion.
Mentorship & Inspiring Young Lives
As an active mentor for The Young Women’s Leadership Schools in NYC and host of D&D’s first “Social Girls Night” – we at Diva And Dorks believe in investing & encouraging young women to pursue their dreams, passions and more (and because of those beliefs, the Divas and Dorks Foundation was officially formed.)
Global Ambassador at the 2012 London Olympics
As Samsung’s official ‘Global Ambassador’ – I was privileged to represent Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics. I got the chance to meet Olympians, take in a few of the Olympic games and experience all the unique sights of London, England.
Last Train To Paris…
For the first time ever, I experienced a dream getaway to Paris, France from the United Kingdom (during the Olympics). The Effel Tower, The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysée all were seen and conquered by the diva!
Divas Love To Travel & Love Their Cars!
This has been an amazing year of travel and automotive adoration on DivasandDorks.com. So much so, that our sister sites DivasOnDestinations.com and DivasDriveInHeels.com were born and slated to launch January 2013!
Here’s to a wonderful 2012 and an even better 2013!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
It’s one of our biggest giveaways for the season and we’re beyond excited for our loyal readers!
Just in time for the holidays, Divas And Dorks has partnered with GM Northeast to grant one loyal reader the ultimate holiday wish by giving away $500 in cash and a General Motors (Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, etc.) car/truck for a week. Need to travel for the holidays? Need some wheels to get to a charity event? Maybe you just need some extra cash to buy gifts for others or a gift for yourself. Whatever it may be, We’re here to help you! GM is ready to bring holiday cheer to our friends in the northeast, so any wish goes!
How Would You Like To WIN $500 & A GM Car/Truck For The Week?
Entering is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3….
1. To enter, you must submit your holiday tweet wish via Twitter using #GMNER and #DivaDaysChristmas. For example “My holiday wish is to drive my holiday gifts to my parents in DC! #GMNER #DivaDaysChristmas”. Add photos or video to your tweets to make them stand out!
2. You must post the link to your holiday tweet wish the comment section below…. now until December 14th 2012.
3. Visit DrivingTheNortheast.com and post the link to your holiday tweet wish the comment section below….now until December 14th 2012.
We’ll be selecting ONE winner from the comments sections and announcing our winner on Monday, December 17th! If you’re in the mood for winning, don’t forget to enter to win more in our Diva Days of Christmas here.
Contest Rules: In order to qualify, you must live in the Northeast area. You can NOT be a relative of Divas And Dorks, LLC contributing writers, editors, publishers or anyone that works for General Motors or MSL. Good Luck!!!
The All New 2013 Ford Fusion has been given a new spotlight on the road as the star in the new “The Rose that Grew from Concrete” ad campaign. Unveiled today, “A Rose” …inspired by Tupac Shakur’s, “The Rose that Grew from Concrete.” campaign features the stunning midsize sedan that offers a distinct style and functional design that Ford lovers has learned to love.
The campaign, called “A Rose,” debuts today and includes a TV advertisement in which consumers witness members of a Ford product team creating a breakthrough product by chiseling a large block of concrete into the all-new midsize sedan. The ad, which features Andre Royo from HBO’s “The Wire,” includes a voiceover reciting the late Tupac Shakur’s poem, “The Rose That Grew from Concrete.” “The all-new Ford Fusion is such a breakthrough vehicle for Ford,” said Shawn Thompson, Ford manager, Multicultural Marketing. “The late Tupac Shakur’s poem, “The Rose That Grew from Concrete,” is the perfect description for the way the new Fusion’s design came to be. As it’s described in the words of the poem, the Fusion is a clear testimony of what we can do if we keep our dreams.
“This campaign breaks completely away from anything we’ve done in the past to introduce consumers to a new vehicle utilizing a poem by one of hip hop’s most celebrated artists,” Thompson added. “This campaign, like the poem, has an inspiring message at its core.”
The fully integrated campaign also includes radio and print ads in addition to a digital execution featuring a series of Web videos that will live on www.ford.com/brandnew. The videos feature interviews with some of the team members behind the design of the all-new vehicle. The Web videos can be found on the Ford Fusion YouTube channel and Ford Fusion Facebook page beginning today. The question is, will we see a new Tupac hologram sighting at Ford dealership near you? Check out the new commercial spot and let us know what you think below…
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