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 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

We drive friendly Fiats at the Bondurant school

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Fiat 500 Abarth used at Bondurant school | photos by Charles Siritho and Nicole James

Dodge Vipers line the entrance of the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. They seem ready to strike at any moment. Meanwhile, menacing Dodge Hellcats stare you down. Continue reading

Museums hold car shows this weekend

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Muscle Car City’s monthly car show | Museum photo

Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida, holds its monthly car show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free to attend or to show a car. Six awards will be given out and music will be provided by Tom’s Traveling Tunes.

The following weekend, the museum holds its monthly automotive flea market and car corral from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading

Concours in the Hills is the casual concours

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Show field at fourth annual Concours in the Hills | Charles Siritho photos

Set on the lawn surrounding one of the world’s tallest fountains in Fountain Hills, Arizona, the fourth annual Concours in the Hills has established itself as a casual event that bears little resemblance to the formal “white glove” affairs with which it shares part of its name. Continue reading

It’s Auto Mania at the Allentown Fairgrounds

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Swap meet shoppers viewing items for sale | Carlisle Events photos

Auto Mania, Pennsylvania’s largest indoor –- and heated –- swap meet took place January 20-22 at the Allentown fairgrounds and featured automotive pieces, collectible items, and a farmer’s market.

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Pick of the Day: 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition

Imagine buying a new muscle car – something iconic and inherently cool – only to hardly ever drive it and leave it largely untouched. For me, that would be torture and I don’t know how long I’d last before the desire to not only drive the car but modify it would become overwhelming. Continue reading

Former missile plant converted into new car museum

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1957 Chevy Bel Air and 1954 Buick Skylark to be part of new museum | Photo courtosey of the Providence Journal/Steve Szydlowski

A former missile manufacturing plant on the Raytheon Co. campus in Rhoad Island has had its 114,000-square-foot space gutted and is slated to open in June as the Newport Car Museum with space for separate showrooms, events, a library, and storage space for about 60 cars. Fifty of the cars to be housed within the new museum come from a collection amassed by Gunther and Maggie Buerman, the driving force behind the project.

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Museums focus on school vacation, civil rights events

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Discussion at the museum | Owls Head Transportation Museum photos

The Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine offers a series of children’s activities during school vacation week, February 20-24. The activities have been designed for youth ages 6 to 14. The workshops are free to the public and materials are provided, though the museum suggests a $5 donation. Registration opens today and it is strongly encouraged as seating is limited.

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It’s ‘build your own experience’ at 10th Shelby Bash

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Row of Shelby Mustangs at 2016 Shelby Bash | Team Shelby photos

The 10th annual Shelby Bash, organized by Team Shelby, offers guests a “build your own experience” during the event which takes place March 9–12 in Las Vegas. Also featured will be Shelby celebrities, performance cars, track days, parties, tours and more as the bash brings together enthusiasts from around the world.

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‘Eddie Munster’ to appear at AutoFest

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Butch Patrick near Munster car | Photos courtosey of Butch Patrick

Butch Patrick, known for his role as Eddie Munster on the 1964-1966 CBS TV show The Musnters, is to appear at Carlisle Events Winter AutoFest scheduled for February 23-26 at the Sun ’n Fun campus in Lakeland Florida. Continue reading