All posts by Nicole James

Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn and uses the car to participate in track events, car shows, and explore the world around her. Nicole joined the Content and Marketing team in 2014. Nicole is an automotive journalist and the creator of Pretty Driven - an online source for car culture and news for millennials, as well as a contributor for Follow Nicole on Instagram and Facebook - @Nicoleeellan

Spring Carlisle: The lifestyle

One of the things that makes Spring Carlisle so awesome is the swap meet. I was given the task of photographing interesting and unusual things for sale, but what I found more exciting and interesting was the lifestyle I saw as the swap-meet. Continue reading

Window shopping with Nicole at Spring Carlisle

Spring Carlisle is an undoubtedly huge event, located on the 150-acre Carlisle Fairgrounds here in Pennsylvania. Now in its 41st year, the Spring Carlisle is a collector and classic car swap meet, car corral and auction that brings together 2,000 cars from all over the East Coast and Canada. It also is the third event of the calendar year for Carlisle Events and marks the beginning of the Carlisle-based show and swap meet season after earlier events in Florida. Continue reading

Corvette museum meets enthusiasts’ need for speed

Peter Brock and the Daytona Coupe | Photo courtesy of the Blackhawk Museum

Over at the National Corvette Museum they are all about performance and want to get you out on the track with several track days and events scheduled. The first is this Saturday, April 25. The NCM has broken the day into two autocross sessions, the first from 9 a.m. until noon, the second from 1 to 4 p.m.. Cost is only $25 for NCM members registered for the Bash event, $30 for non-members registered for Bash, or $35 for anyone not registered for Bash. Continue reading

Eye Candy: ‘Fast and Furious’ Race Wars tribute

The idea was to move the Fast and Furious movie franchise off the big screen and put its cars and their owners and their friends on the ground for a day-long car show and drag racing competition at the Gila Bend Municipal Airport in the southern Arizona desert. Continue reading

Eye Candy: Formula Drift on the Streets of Long Beach

A week before the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, 42 professional drifters came from across the country, some even from overseas, to take part in Round One: Streets of Long Beach, a part of the 2015 Formula Drift series.

The event used what this weekend are turns 9, 10 and 11 on the Indy car circuit. Continue reading

Cruise-ins and lectures highlight this weekend at classic car museums

Kids judging cars | Photo courtesy of the Studebaker National Museum

There’s a lot happening this weekend at America’s classic car museums with a lowrider and customs cruise-in at the Petersen, educational lectures at Owls Head and Gilmore, and the monthly car and bike show at Muscle Car City.

Here are the details on those and other upcoming events at various classic car museums: Continue reading