High Heels and Horsepower: The Car Enthusiast

Recently I had a particularly disturbing experience: coming off the heels of Scottsdale Auctions Week, someone told me that I talked about cars way too much. The comment stunned me, how could I talk about cars too much? They went on to say I had posted way too many photos of cars throughout the week and that my obsession with this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB long nose at Gooding & Co. was borderline “gross.”

Automotive is literally something I eat, sleep, and breathe. To the extent that all of my favorite TV shows and movies include anything with performance driving and cool cars, favorite songs all have some kind of car reference in them. My news feeds across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are filled with car pages, car news, car events, car memes, and posts from my car friends sharing their car-related things. As if that weren’t enough, I am

Editorial Note: Car Street Journal took on NASCAR at Phoenix International Raceway. Here are shots from out Senior Photography Editor, Hans Marquez 

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Saturday, March 12 was the Windgate Ranch Festival of Speed. The event showcased some of the greatest sports cars, race cars, and classics from around the world.

Photography by Matthew Fink 

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Juan Pablo Montoya dominated the final laps of the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to win the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener for the second straight year.

Driving the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Montoya led teammate Simon Pagenaud across the finish line by 2.3306 seconds, with Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay placing third and Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves fourth on the 1.8-mile temporary street course.

“It was good,” said Montoya,“the Chevy was good all day. It was exciting to have a new paint scheme and come out and win with it. It’s just awesome. We started the year last year like this. I felt this morning we had a really good car and it paid off.”

The race saw just two full-course yellow conditions, tying a St. Pete record for fewest in a race. One yellow was due to a multi-car logjam triggered when the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda of Carlos

I’ve attempted this column a million and a half times. I don’t know where to start because I’m at a complete loss for words. NASCAR was an incredible experience. I will just come right out an say it: I had never been to a NASCAR race in my life until I covered the Good Sam 500 and Axalta 200 over the weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. That’s right, my first real life exposure was as working media.

In case you didn’t know or couldn’t tell by our wide variety of content, at Car Street Journal we value diversity within the “car scene” so much so, that as journalists and photographers we challenge ourselves and work to bring our readers coverage of everything car related across the country.

My passion is Motorsports, so of course I couldn’t pass the opportunity to cover NASCAR.

Saturday was my first day of NASCAR chaos which came and went while

In a side-by side overtime battle, Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick exchanged hits as Harvick pulled forward and won the Good Sam 500 on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway by .010 seconds, or roughly four inches. This is the closest finish PIR has ever seen.

_DSC7944Harvick was a favorite to win the fourth race in the Sprint Cup series as this now marks the eighth win he has had at PIR and the fifth time in six starts since joining Stewart-Haas Racing, however the race got interesting around lap 305 when Kasey Kahne blew a tire and hit the outside wall. The blow out caused the fifth and final caution of the race and forced a restart on lap 312.

Harvick and several other drivers stayed out on old tires while Edwards and others took to

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