All posts by Nicole James

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 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 Follow Nicole on Instagram (@Nicole_ellan), Twitter (@nicoleeellan), and Facebook. Use her hashtags: #highheelsandhorsepower #V6withsomebite

Carlisle does nearly $3 million at Winter AutoFest sale

1967 Chevrolet C10 on the block | Nicole James photos

Carlisle Auctions did nearly $3 million in sales at its first event of the year, held last week as part of the Winter AutoFest in Lakeland, Florida. The two-day auction sent more than 400 collector cars cross the block, as well as merchandise and memorabilia. Continue reading

New exhibits open this weekend, new museum to come

Cars from the Bob Bartosiewicz collection | RAM photos

A new museum is set to open in Rochester, New York, as part of a business expansion that will redevelop the surrounding area. The museum, dubbed the Rochester Auto Museum, will feature cars from the Bob Bartosiewicz collection. Continue reading

When being a car show judge becomes very personal

Winning 1965 Ford Mustang | Nicole James photos

It’s official! I’m a celebrity! At least when I arrived in Lakeland, Florida, for Carlisle Events’ Winter Autofest, I was asked to be a celebrity judge for the car show portion of the four-day event. Without hesitation, I said yes.

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Everything you never knew you needed at Winter Autofest

Model cars
Model cars for sale at swap meet | Nicole James photos

A popular element of each Carlisle Event is the swap meet where vendors congregate to sell, well, to sell pretty much everything you’d ever need whether automotive or not. Spent just a few moments browsing the aisles and you will find everything you never knew you needed.

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Import Face Off series makes a stop in Arizona

Chris Soehren behind the wheel of the Elite Scion FR-S | Photos by Charles Siritho

Gear heads flocked from all corners of Arizona recently to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix for a day of test n’ tune, drifting and a glittering car show, all part of the Import Face Off, an innovative lifestyle event highlighting non-domestic brands since 2001.

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Window shopping with Nicole at Carlisle’s Winter Autofest

1973 Chevrolet Camaro offered at Carlisle Events Winter Autofest auction in Florida | Nicole James photos

I have attended Carlisle Events Florida events before, but this is my first time experiencing the Winter Autofest, which includes the first Carlisle Auction of the 2017 event season.

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Packard museum offers special Fat Tuesday Dixieland concert

Packard  hood ornament
Packard hood ornament

National Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio, presents a “Fat Tuesday” concert and celebration  February 28,  from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Music will be provided by the Packard Dixieland Band conducted by Daniel Carioti and the museum will be decked out “New Orleans style” with cabaret seating during the concert.  The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading