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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

Bondurant, Brock to visit 32nd annual Colorado concours

Previous show | Photo courtesy of Colorado Concours d’Elegance

Racer-turned-driving instructor Bob Bondurant and car designer Peter Brock are both on the guest list for the 32nd annual Colorado Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for June 7 on the lawn of Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. Continue reading

Racers and barn finds set for Dragone sale

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Barn-found Maserati | Photos courtesy of Dragone Auctions

Classic racing cars and several barn-found vehicles will be available at the Dragone Auctions sale being held in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance weekend. The auction is Saturday, May 30, at the Dragone’s gallery in Westport, Connecticut. Continue reading

International Museum Day and much more

One of the trucks in the truck exhibit | Photo courtesy of the America on Wheels museum

Today, May 15, is International Museum Day. To celebrate, the America on Wheels museum offers admission to the museum for $7, and tomorrow, Saturday the 16th, the Dutch Dubbers VW Club Car show take places at the facility from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

Free seminars offered at the Elegance at Hershey

Work from one of the showcased artists | Photo courtesy of Elegance at Hershey

Three free seminars will be offered Saturday, June 13, for anyone to attend at the Hotel Hershey as part of the annual Elegance at Hershey.

The artists’ seminar will showcase work from Loy Lockwood, Dan Reed and David Snyder with a discussion moderated by Michael Hemsley. The discussion will focus on automotive art Continue reading

Valve-cover racing adds excitement to car-show days

GT350 VCR Courtesy of Hagerty
GT350 Valve Cover Racer | Photo courtesy of Hagerty

You can think of valve-cover racing as Pinewood Derby for the car guy. Here’s how it works:

You start with a valve cover from any automotive engine, add some sort of chassis and wheels and creative customization and then allow gravity to race it down a track. Continue reading

Rally Historico Transpeninsular out to recapture historic days

Classic Mustang participating in the Rally | Photos courtesy of Michael Satterfield,

“The reason for the classic car focus is to create an event that recaptures the lost days of road racing,” said Michael Satterfield, editor of  who will be racing in a 1962 Austin Healy in the Rally Historico Transpeninsular, a 1700-kilometer rally June 19-21 from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Satterfield is also involved in the production of the rally. Continue reading

Mimosas for Mother’s Day and other events this weekend at car museums

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Inside the Mullin Automotive Museum | Photo courtesy of the Mullin Automotive Museum

Admission will be free and there will be a mimosa for mom Sunday at the California Automobile Museum, which also will have mom-themed activities for children as part of its 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mother’s Day celebration. Continue reading

Cadillac, Aston Martin take honors at Keels and Wheels

1950 Aston Martin DB2 | Photos courtesy of the Keels and Wheels Concour

A 1930 Cadillac 452 Series captured Best of Show American and a 1950 Aston Martin DB2 was awarded Best of Show European at the Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance last weekend at Seabrook, Texas. Continue reading