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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

LeMay readies for fourth annual vintage motorcycle meet

2014 The Meet, also known as the Vintage Motorcycle Festival | Photo courtesy of LeMay Museum

“The Meet,” to be held August 22 at the Haub Family Field at the Le May museum, “is the go-to vintage bike event in the Northwest,” said museum president and CEO David Madeira. Continue reading

Charlotte AutoFair to celebrate Dodge centennial

Old Dodge Truck to be displayed | Photo courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway

The centennial of the Dodge brand will be celebrated April 9-12 at the AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where the Nationwide Showcase Pavilion will be home to more than a dozen historic models representing each decade Dodge has been in production. Continue reading

Half Moon Bay claims coolest show on earth

Blastolene Brothers 1950 Custom | Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

When you mix a car show with an air show, motorcycle show, tractor show, county fair, music festival and some living history, do you get the coolest show on earth? You can decide for yourself April 26th at the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show at the Half Moon Bay Airport about 20 miles south of San Francisco. Continue reading

Lyn St. James follows Howden Ganley in Blackhawk’s speaker series

Howden in the air at 175 mph during the 1971 Spanish Grand Prix at Monjuich Park Circuit | Photo courtesy of Blackhawk Automotive Museum

Lyn St. James is next up in the Blackhawk Automotive Museum’s Speaker Series, which for 2015 focuses on former race car drivers.

The series began March 7 with Howden Ganley, who raced during the apex of motor racing’s most glamorous and Continue reading

Volunteers are lifeblood of automotive museums

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Volunteers Gardening at the Gilmore | Photo provided by the Gilmore Car Museum

The Owls Head Transportation Museum relies on volunteers to fill a critical need at all of its events, from the airplane hangar and auto workshop to the front lines of greeting and assisting visitors and working behind-the-scenes on a variety of projects. Continue reading

2015 Buffalo Motorama already sold out

2014 Buffalo Motorama | Photo courtesy of Buffalo Motorama

With registration full and the show less than a week away, the 2015 Buffalo Motorama show figures to be a huge hit featuring a variety of original, modified, race, and full custom vehicles including hot rods, classics, pro street  and unrestored. Continue reading

‘Judicious Use’ is theme for Simeone demonstration

Demo Days at the Simeone Museum | Photos courtesy of the Simeone Museum

Some cars have become so historically important “that their strenuous use threatens to destroy their originality and integrity,” says the management of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. But even such a philosophy won’t stop the museum from exercising three such cars Saturday at its regular Demonstration Days program. Continue reading

Gilmore launches ‘On the Road to History’ lecture series

Gilmore Car Museum | Photo by Larry Edsall

The Gilmore Car Museum’s new lecture series, “On the Road to History,” next features a presentation March 22 with historian and author David Lyon, who will discuss, “Driving the American Road: The Likes of Us.” Continue reading