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

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

Pick of the Day: 1955 Chevrolet 210

1955 Chevrolet 210

The Pick of the Day combines Chevrolet big-block power with classic American styling for a visually stunning custom creation built to perform on the street. Listed on, this pro-touring 1955 Chevrolet 210 has graced the cover of Super Chevy and was featured in Chevy High Performance, while the builder, Brent Jarvis of Performance Restorations, has been seen in Hot Rod, and Popular Hotrodding with other builds.

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We drive friendly Fiats at the Bondurant school

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

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.

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Concours in the Hills is the casual concours

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