Author Archive: Nicole Ellan James

Author Archives for Nicole Ellan James

About Nicole Ellan James

Nicole James has been involved in the automotive world her entire life. Her dream car is a 1965 Ford Mustang which she bought as her first car at the age of 16. She currently drives a 2005 Mustang affectionately known as Marilyn, and uses the car to participate in track events. Nicole is Editor-in-Chief of Car Street Journal, an online publication catering to the car enthusiast community, as well as an Editor and writer for, Fox Sports, and Autofluence. Follow Nicole on Instagram (@Nicole_ellan), Twitter (@nicoleeellan), and Facebook. Use her hashtags: #highheelsandhorsepower #V6withsomebite

Bliss Heels and Wheels show
By Nicole James
On this warm Sunday afternoon, there was no better place to be then Bliss Show Club. With lots of great food, great music and cars there was something for everyone at the Bliss Heels and Wheels Show.
The show had many different cars present. Everything from an old school Corvette Stingray, to a monster 2001 Ford F250, to a one of a kind Evo could be found at Bliss. Registration for the show was $15 and spectators were free.
All the cars in the show were unique in their own way, however some really stood out against the rest. CSJ talked to KJ, the owner of a 2001 Ford F250. She told us her son built her massive truck. KJ uses the truck as a daily driver and in the sand drags. “You really cant be in a hurry to get [...]

Last Event for Firebird International Raceway
By Nicole James
Photos By Nicole James
Mixed in with all the smells and sounds of drag racing, monster trucks and fair food was the underlying tone of sadness. Race fans of all kind came from all over the state to mark the end of an era. Negotiations between the Gila River Indian Community, which owns the land the facility is on, and the current operators of FIR were unable to reach a conclusion everyone could be happy with. As a result, after 30 years in business, Firebird International Raceway is now closed.
The East Valley’s long-time speedway went out of business in style with one final race event featuring monster trucks, funny cars, jet dragsters and Robosaurus — a fire breathing, car-eating T-rex. The show was a success with about 200 cars in total flying across Firebird’s track at the final event.

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