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Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Ford Mustang which she bought as her first car at the age of 16. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn, and uses the car to participate in track events. Nicole joined the ClassicCars.com Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is Editor-in-Chief of Car Street Journal, an online publication catering to the Arizona car enthusiast community, as well as a contributor for ClassicCars.com. Follow Nicole on Instagram (@Nicole_ellan), Twitter (@nicoleeellan), and Facebook. Use her hashtags: #highheelsandhorsepower #V6withsomebite

Trans-Am, Can-Am featured at inaugural Laguna Spring Classic

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Vintage Trans-Am race during the Rolex Reunion | Nicole James photos

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has added a vintage racing event to its 2017 calendar, the Spring Classic set for May 19-21. The three-day event was created to showcase racing in nine classes from several different era,s but the primary focus is on race cars from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.

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Gilmore Museum receives automotive patent collection

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Patent font and rear designes of 1947 Tucker | Gilmore photos

The Gilmore Car Museum in southwestern Michigan has  inherited a collection of over 396,000 automotive patents for both foreign and domestic brands. The collection represents paper duplicates of automotive-related patents from 1790 to 1999, as well as a comprehensive and searchable database.

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Prototypes, Porsches featured in Mitty Speedfest

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2009 No. 230 Corvette Daytona Prototype to race at MItty | HSR photos

Prototype sports cars from the last six decades join featured-marque Porsche as headliners at the 40th annual Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty vintage races, scheduled April 20-23 at Road Atlanta.

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Pick of the Day: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

With Spring upon us I can’t help but daydream of road trips – those perfect moments when you don’t have a care in the world, the windows are down, and your favorite song is on the radio. The Pick of the Day, a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, looks as though it’s been patiently waiting for a drive and is sure to break some necks with its eye-catching two-tone red and white paint along with matching red wheels.

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Rewind: 1967 Chevrolet Camaro

(Editor’s note: Vintage television commercials can be as classic as the cars they promoted back in the day. This is one in an ongoing series of such vintage car commercials we’ve found on YouTube.)

Seen dramatically erupting from a volcano, Chevrolet introduced its “fiery, new creation,” the 1967 Camaro SS, “the new car that’s something else, something never before seen in a driving machine.”

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Level 5 Motorsports heads to Auburn auction

2012 Ferrari 458 GTD used by Level 5 Motorsports | Photos courtesy Auctions America
2012 Ferrari 458 GTD used by Level 5 Motorsports | Photos courtesy Auctions America

Level 5 Motorsports, founded in 2006, was regarded as one of the most successful privateer teams in recent memory in sports car racing and was known to use the best of everything -– cars, drivers, equipment. Working directly with the court-appointed monitor on the upcoming sale, Auctions America is selling the entire racing team collection at no reserve during the Auburn Spring sale, May 11-13 at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park.

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Desert Classic at Phoenix to feature vintage Indy cars

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Driven by Roberto Guerrero, this car won the 1987 Checker 200 at Phoenix Raceway | Classic Racing Times photo

Some of the most legendary cars in open-wheel racing history will be displayed, both on and off the track, as part of the Vintage Desert Classic, an added feature to the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix weekend April 28-29. Continue reading

What will be the fate of this Fast and Furious car at auction?

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1968 Dodge Charger used in Fast and Furious movies | Carlisle Auctions Photos

The Fate of the Furious, the eighth movie in the Fast and Furious series, opens this weekend in theaters across the country. And just a week later, fans of the films will be able to bid on a screen-used car from the movies during the three-day Spring Carlisle auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Fort Lauderdale Auto Museum opens in South Florida ‘Xtreme Action Park’

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Fort Lauderdale Auto Museum has opened its doors within Xtreme Action Park | Museum phtoos

The Fort Lauderdale Auto Museum has opened its doors within Xtreme Action Park, an indoor entertainment complex in South Florida. The museum is the third created by real estate developer Michael Dezer. each composed of vehicles from his personal collection, which is estimated at 1,600 cars housed between Ft Lauderdale, Miami and Las Vegas.

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Shomad, Mulholland Speedster earn spots in GoodGuys Top 12

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1957 Chevrolet Shomad Nomad | Goodguys photos

“Shomad,” a 1957 Chevy Nomad station wagon, built by A&M Deluxe Customs in Oregon, was awarded Goodguys 2017 Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year in Pleasanton, California — a first for the builder and owner, Ron Maier — while Bruce Wanta’s “Mulholland Speedster” captured the 2017 Goodguys/March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance award in Del Mar, also securing a spot in the Top 12. Continue reading