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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

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

Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts spring auto show

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Spring show at the Owls Head Transportation Museum | Photo courtesy of the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Rain or shine, the Spring Auto Show will be held May 30-31 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum located in Owls Head, Maine. The show runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. both days. Continue reading

Will drift cars become cherished classics?

Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s 2015 drift car | Photo courtesy of Vaughn Gittin Jr.

In 2006, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 convertible rolled across the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale, and sold for $1,242,000. What made this car special was that it had been drag raced in 1970 by Ray Allen, who won seemingly every significant event that year, including the National Hot Rod Association’s U.S. Nationals. Continue reading

Cruise-in season opens at the LeMay museum

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2014 Cruise-in night | Photo courtesy of the LeMay

The LeMay, Americas Car Museum, will host cruise-ins on the second Thursday of each month from April through October.

The shows will be held on the museum plaza rain or shine. In addition to showing their cars, visitors can enjoy music from DJ Fred Granados, food offered by Grave Diggers BBQ, as vote for people’s choice, best interior or best paint job, or tour the museum, which will be open on 8 p.m. on cruise-in nights. Continue reading

Corvette museum hosts its annual Bash

Corvettes from last years Bash event | Photos courtesy of Calvin Cruce / National Corvette Museum

The National Corvette Museum’s annual Bash, featuring seminars and visits with various Corvette engineers and project and program managers, is scheduled April 23-25 at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Continue reading