The Move

The move has been made, and this site is where is shall stay. Not updated, however, because I’ll be over working on Foxie & Carrera.

Please check out my new internet home, and subscribe to keep up with the new posts that will be starting in January.

If you have any questions please get in touch with me through Foxie & Carrera.

Thank you for the support from CarsxGirl. I couldn’t make this move without it, and I hope you’ll join me in my future endeavor.

Transitions….

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It’s weird for me to put this out there, but its true…. The transition is coming.

This blog, as it is here, will no longer exist.

The skeleton will be moved to a new home on the Internet, where it will exist solely as an archive to what once was my blog. Well, still is…. Just not updated.

It will be left as it is. To be no more, really.

However, in one end there is a new beginning….. The beginning of my new blog that will be moved into the space this one occupies.

Foxie & Carrera is coming.

I’ve already decided to put my efforts into making it a high quality blog instead of my once-in-a-while hits here and there on this one.

That said, I will be updating my various other homes on the Internet in the mean time. I may even post a couple times here and there until then, since the official launch of my blog will be in January. I can’t hide for that long you know. ;)

However, there will be no more regular updates. Don’t expect much from me here. I do keep the Facebook page going, but I am also starting to work on the Foxie & Carrera Facebook page.

The future is looking very exciting…. Don’t you think? :)

Five British Women Who Rocked Their Sets of Wheels

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There have been plenty of women over the decades who have made their mark in the world of motoring, who got behind the wheel and did their own thing in their own inimitable style. Here are five Brits who have made the rest of us stand up and take notice, and who seemed just as at home in a car as they did anywhere else.

Dorothy Levitt
Genuine heroines were hard to come by in the early days of motoring, but London-born Dorothy Levitt was an inspiration to many. She competed on equal terms with the guys in a number of high profile races and recorded several wins. Driving a Napier in 1906 she broke the women’s world land speed record, achieving a speed of more than 90mph. As well as her driving skills, she was an accomplished mechanic, a champion speedboat enthusiast, a journalist and a pilot.

Queen Elizabeth II
During World War Two, Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth II, wanted to enlist to do her bit for the country, but was discouraged by the authorities. Her training for an important future life was considered more vital to the nation, but she was allowed to join the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) instead. She trained as a driver and mechanic, and was often seen around the camps driving military trucks and carrying out repairs to engines. The surrounding publicity served as an inspiration to budding women car drivers of the era.

Katherine Legge
It seems to have taken an age for women to even begin to be accepted in auto racing, and although the ladies are still few and far between there are some who have already broken boundaries. Guildford-born Katherine Legge competed in the US IndyCar Series in 2012, driving for the legendary Jay Penske. Her best performance was a highly impressive ninth place in a race at Fontana, California. Typical of her competitive nature, she claims her ambition is not to compete in the Indy 500, but to win it outright.

Victoria Beckham
Singer, designer, occasional actress and international style icon, Victoria Beckham has been linked with a number of celebrated cars over the years. It was her association with Range Rover, however, that brought the most headlines. In 2011, she collaborated with the company to create a special edition Range Rover Evoque onto the market. If you bought one of these beauties at the time, you would also have received a hand-stitched owner’s manual and an exclusive four-piece set of luggage.

Lady Penelope
Not every inspirational woman has to be a real person, of course! Lady Penelope, one of the stars of the Thunderbirds TV series, was regularly seen in the back of her exquisite pink Rolls-Royce – registration number FAB 1, of course – passing on instructions to her ever-loyal chauffeur Parker. FAB 2 was a rather sleek yacht and FAB 3 was a horse, all owned by the indomitable Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward. A full-sized replica of FAB 1 was constructed in the 1960s, and was used by Thunderbirds creators Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

Five British Women Who Rocked Their Sets of Wheels

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There have been plenty of women over the decades who have made their mark in the world of motoring, who got behind the wheel and did their own thing in their own inimitable style. Here are five Brits who have made the rest of us stand up and take notice, and who seemed just as at home in a car as they did anywhere else.

Dorothy Levitt
Genuine heroines were hard to come by in the early days of motoring, but London-born Dorothy Levitt was an inspiration to many. She competed on equal terms with the guys in a number of high profile races and recorded several wins. Driving a Napier in 1906 she broke the women’s world land speed record, achieving a speed of more than 90mph. As well as her driving skills, she was an accomplished mechanic, a champion speedboat enthusiast, a journalist and a pilot.

Queen Elizabeth II
During World War Two, Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth II, wanted to enlist to do her bit for the country, but was discouraged by the authorities. Her training for an important future life was considered more vital to the nation, but she was allowed to join the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) instead. She trained as a driver and mechanic, and was often seen around the camps driving military trucks and carrying out repairs to engines. The surrounding publicity served as an inspiration to budding women car drivers of the era.

Katherine Legge
It seems to have taken an age for women to even begin to be accepted in auto racing, and although the ladies are still few and far between there are some who have already broken boundaries. Guildford-born Katherine Legge competed in the US IndyCar Series in 2012, driving for the legendary Jay Penske. Her best performance was a highly impressive ninth place in a race at Fontana, California. Typical of her competitive nature, she claims her ambition is not to compete in the Indy 500, but to win it outright.

Victoria Beckham
Singer, designer, occasional actress and international style icon, Victoria Beckham has been linked with a number of celebrated cars over the years. It was her association with Range Rover, however, that brought the most headlines. In 2011, she collaborated with the company to create a special edition Range Rover Evoque onto the market. If you bought one of these beauties at the time, you would also have received a hand-stitched owner’s manual and an exclusive four-piece set of luggage.

Lady Penelope
Not every inspirational woman has to be a real person, of course! Lady Penelope, one of the stars of the Thunderbirds TV series, was regularly seen in the back of her exquisite pink Rolls-Royce – registration number FAB 1, of course – passing on instructions to her ever-loyal chauffeur Parker. FAB 2 was a rather sleek yacht and FAB 3 was a horse, all owned by the indomitable Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward. A full-sized replica of FAB 1 was constructed in the 1960s, and was used by Thunderbirds creators Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

Saturday’s Classics & Antiques

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This past Saturday was a rather unique one…. We had NO previously scheduled car event. How crazy is that?!

So I took the liberty of planning on a few things that we normally don’t have time to do, since we tend to be busy….

We started off with cars, heading out to Cars & Coffee. Chilly morning meant a yummy Raspberry Cheesecake mocha for me from Starbucks! ;) There were TONS of Porsches in the show room…. In fact, they were all Porsches except for the Shelby Cobra!
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There was more variety in the back, though, and I really liked this 240Z.
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After Cars & Coffee, we headed out to a local farmers market to pick up grilling groceries. Definitely worth the stop, as we got some delicious local food! I wish we lived closer to one of these so we could go more often…

Once we picked up some food, we got to do something I’ve wanted to do, but haven’t gotten to before due to the busy Saturdays…. Visit the plethora of vintage & antiques stores along one particular street here.

We’re going to have to do it again, though, since we didn’t even make it to all of them! But it was a lot of fun, I think, and we came away with this!
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This is a super cool Porsche book from 1980…. Four years before my 911 was born! It’s crazy to look at where the brand was and what people thought of it back then. There were two more books as well, maybe I’ll go back for them…. They were from the same years, roughly.

There is also one other awesome little piece I had passed on, but am hoping that by the time you’re reading this I have it in my possession….. Trust me, if I get it you will know. ;)

It was great to have a Saturday that was pretty open, since this Saturday we’re back to car shows, this time with the BMW Club! I’ll be invading with my 911, just because I can…. Hehe.

Hot Wheels in Millwood Park

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Last Saturday, we packed up our Carrera for yet another car show and another attempt to win a trophy… Sadly, all my attempts thus far have been thwarted. But I will prevail. I think. I hope.

But that’s only a part of car shows, and if I was only in it for trophies I probably would have quit by now. I have more fun chatting with people, looking at what else came out and having the perfect excuse to lounge in the sun and do pretty much nothing for a good few hours.

I didn’t take as many photos as I normally do for some reason… Guess I wasn’t feeling it.

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Looking ahead, this weekend is a very, very odd quiet one…. With no event on the schedule. Crazy. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with myself honestly.

And, in some other news, today I set things up for my future project…. My future Internet home. Unfortunately, this blog is on a timeline to where it will be moved and not updated, but saved for the archives. This is sad, but I feel it’s a necessary step. As much as I wanted a new brand & identity, I couldn’t figure out how to change this into that…. So this is how I figured I will make it work.

When the change happens exactly, I’m not sure. It could even wait until next year, since I want to have it all set up and perfect and ready to go with content. So I might just say I’m shooting for January 2014 and go with that.

In the mean time, I will still be updating here as I can, so don’t worry. I’m not disappearing for that long again any time soon! ;)

Hot Wheels in Millwood Park

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Last Saturday, we packed up our Carrera for yet another car show and another attempt to win a trophy… Sadly, all my attempts thus far have been thwarted. But I will prevail. I think. I hope.

But that’s only a part of car shows, and if I was only in it for trophies I probably would have quit by now. I have more fun chatting with people, looking at what else came out and having the perfect excuse to lounge in the sun and do pretty much nothing for a good few hours.

I didn’t take as many photos as I normally do for some reason… Guess I wasn’t feeling it.

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<img src="http://carsxgirl.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/20130731-110614.jpg" alt="20130731-110614.jpg" class="aligncenter size-full” />

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20130731-110640.jpg

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Looking ahead, this weekend is a very, very odd quiet one…. With no event on the schedule. Crazy. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with myself honestly.

And, in some other news, today I set things up for my future project…. My future Internet home. Unfortunately, this blog is on a timeline to where it will be moved and not updated, but saved for the archives. This is sad, but I feel it’s a necessary step. As much as I wanted a new brand & identity, I couldn’t figure out how to change this into that…. So this is how I figured I will make it work.

When the change happens exactly, I’m not sure. It could even wait until next year, since I want to have it all set up and perfect and ready to go with content. So I might just say I’m shooting for January 2014 and go with that.

In the mean time, I will still be updating here as I can, so don’t worry. I’m not disappearing for that long again any time soon! ;)

Isn’t She Lovely…?

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I’m not always the happiest person in the world.

Shocking, I know, isn’t it?

Really, I’m not though. But Saturdays are my happy days. It means something fun. It means seeing old and/or new friends.

And, if I’m lucky, it means some time with my lovely girl….

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It hasn’t been the easiest or kindest year ever to me, but this will always be the year that I found the Carrera of my dreams…

The one that is MY Carrera.

(Thankfully, I *am* getting to spend more time with her…. Car show tomorrow!)

I Love Instagram Video…

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I’ve never had enough patience for a few things when it comes to blogging. Among them are editing photos and almost ANYTHING to do with videos.

I love a great video with a great edit, but it just wasn’t for me. It is insanely time consuming, if you didn’t know, and I just couldn’t handle it. So even though I have a GoPro, it’s not really used all that much.

But then, Instagram came out with a video feature. And I found out that it means pretty much anybody can make a quick 15 second video that looks like a beautiful edit that took forever…. But it takes minutes.

I finally got to play with the feature when I went to a gathering of Ferraris, plus two McLaren MP4-12C’s. I had a TON of fun doing it, too, and love the results!

I think you can finally expect to see some quick video clips from me…. It really is fun. Finally. ;)

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