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So, it’s no secret that I love performance motorsports. I’ve been known to participate in NASA events, local drag racing, or attending and just watching. I’m a speed hunter at heart. So it should come as no surprise that I have entered a new racing series. It’s basically a demolition derby. Races are twice a day, 40 miles, and take place from 6am to 9am and 3pm to 7pm Monday through Friday. Maybe you have heard of it?

Its called rush hour.

Some highlights of this never ending race series:

There was this one time, I guess Marilyn’s ass was looking so good in the morning sunrise, the driver behind me couldn’t resist touching it and the front of their car kissed Marilyn’s rear end forcing her to kiss the car in front of us. Built ford tough, Marilyn and I made away unharmed with small battle wounds. But hey, it’s the life of a

High Heels and Horsepower: The Wickedest Town in the West

By Nicole James

Summer is all about having fun, feeling the wind blow through your hair as you cruise with the windows down and feel the Arizona sun on your skin. Depending on where you are, this can feel like getting burned by a hair dryer. But if you go to the right places where the weather is cool, your car will be happy and you will feel great. Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome Arizona isn’t exactly what you would call up north, but it’s glorious.

Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill, approximately 5,200 feet, Jerome is located between Prescott and Flagstaff. Jerome was a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community. The entire town is built along a 30 degree mountain side. Throughout history this steep incline has been the demise of many [...]

Growing up, I have fond memories of watching jet dragsters, monster trucks, and other various hot rods tear down the drag strip at former Firebird International Raceway at lightening fast speeds. I recently had the opportunity to take my car down the drag strip at what is now Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. While it has a different name, the whole situation was almost a dream come true.

My memories of this track go all the way back to when I was four and five years old, holding my dad’s hand and trying to cover my ears as I looked on with excitement as cars broke my eardrums and tour down the strip. Growing up, it never really clicked that I could ever drive down the drag strip. Even after I began my journey with NASA and got more involved in the car community did I think it was possible. I watched as friends

High Heels and Horsepower: Car Washes

By Nicole James

I don’t have the patience to sit there and wash my car myself. I suppose I could if I really had to but I choose not to. So, I get my car washed once a week.

I have been going to this same car wash forever. The people who work at it have come to know myself and all the rules associated with washing my car. It can only be hand washed because it’s too low for the track and my wheel and tire is too wide for it. I have some plasti-dip on my car and where that is on the body, they can’t touch it really. As far as the inside goes, I have carbon vinyl that I stress they be really careful with because I don’t want any harsh chemicals messing it up or when the wipe it for the edges and corners [...]

High Heels and Horsepower: Bad Passengers

By Nicole James

One of my biggest pet peeves is when passengers start messing with stuff in my car while I am driving. It is the quickest way to get a rise out of me. Personally, I feel it is disrespectful for the passenger to start changing the radio station, or mess with the AC while I have their life in my hands as I am driving. I really don’t mind when someone asks to change the station or turn on the AC and roll up the windows. However, when you do it without asking it drives me crazy, let alone pick at things.

So, a few weeks ago I gave someone a ride in my car. I had the windows down, enjoying life, and the music up. My passenger began complaining about the glorious Arizona heat as we made our way to our destination. He rolled up his [...]

High Heels and Horsepower: Drilling Holes

By Nicole James

Recently, I bought a Roush Carbon Fiber Spoiler for Marilyn, my torch red 2005 Mustang. After eyeing it for several months, I finally decided to make the purchase. I was a little nervous to purchase the spoiler off of Ebay. However it was one of the few places I found that had it. After sending in my payment things started to get a bit weird.

The seller contacted me a few days later and said they noticed some damage on the spoiler while prepping it for shipping. My heart dropped. I asked how bad the damage was and when they would get another one. The seller avoided my questions and took days to respond. The seller said I needed to email him from my personal email to get photos of the damage. The situation seemed to get sketchy real quick. I remembered at one of the [...]

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