Tag Archives: Aston Martin

September 19

Cars and Coffee Austin – September 14, 2014

Too busy to talk! But feast your eyes upon these…         Advertisements

August 13

New Gigs

Hey, race fans! I’m still here – really. Life stays busy, and then gets busier, so it’s hard to blog every day or every other day, like I have always tried to do. I’m not complaining – it’s good to be busy. But I didn’t forget about you! Other than real-life work, I’m up to […]

July 26

Retail Therapy

Sooo…it’s been a long week, as my lack of recent posts attests. And when a girl’s had a long week, she needs a little retail therapy on the weekend. Now, when your passion is cars, retail therapy is a tad bit expensive. (Hell, when you have my taste in fashion, retail shoe therapy is prohibitively […]

June 02

Detroit GP! Sunday

More Detroit, more racing, more delight! Sunday, the second day of the “Dual in Detroit,” brought a warmer sun and a track devoid of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship cars (although they were still in the paddock!), but the Pirelli World Challenge and IndyCar races were every bit as fun as they had been the […]

March 02

When I Grow Up…

…I want to be a Dubai police officer. Why, you ask? Consider the following police motor pool: Audi R8 V10 Plus Bentley Continental GT Brabus B63 S (that’s a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG tuned by Brabus) Ferrari FF Lamborghini Aventador McLaren MP4-12C Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (the Gullwing) Nissan GT-R Sadly, the Aston Martin One-77 (a limited-edition, […]

February 08

Aston Martin Party – the Full Reveal

Right up until I smashed my hand in the back door of my house, I was having a fabulous evening. Aston Martin of Austin invited me to attend the reveal of the V12 Vantage S and Vanquish Volante at their dealership. I’d been meaning to take my camera over there for some time, since the […]

February 06

Aston Martin Party – the Preview

This is blogging dedication: I slammed my hand in the back door of my house about an hour ago, and am a little distracted by, uh, PAIN. However, prior to my fatal injury, I attended an event at Aston Martin of Austin (you remember the boring times I’ve had with them), and took some fabulous photos. […]

December 29

2013: a Look Back

I never thought the birth year of a blog would be a big deal, but here I am, looking back on 2013 through the eyes of this blog, and thinking about all that has happened since I published my first post on May 25. I have been to car-related events in Michigan, California and Texas, […]

December 20

Gift Guide for the Gearhead

This may be a bit late…but if you’re a procrastinator like me, it’s just in time! Allow me to present Motorista’s First Annual Gift Guide for the Gearhead. In case you know any… Branded Swag Does your favorite gearhead love a particular make or model above all others? Your choices are endless for branded hats, […]

November 11

The Sunday of Difficult Living

This car blogging is a rough gig. There are just so many things you have to DO and GO to and PUT UP with. And there is NO rest for the weary. For instance, this past Saturday I drove two-and-a-half hours to Houston to tame some wild cats. I intended to spend the weekend down […]

November 02

Vintage Sunday: the Pace Car Edition

A weekend at the races will leave me in a good mood for at least the next week. I really don’t require any sweeteners.  But add a pace car lap to the mix, and I’m pretty much guaranteed to be on a high for the next month. So if you notice me being extra chipper […]

October 18

Senna’s Race Car

I had rather a bit of fun today. The local Aston dealership, Aston Martin of Austin, has on display the car that Bruno Senna and co-driver Fred Makowiecki drove to victory in the LMGTE Pro class at the World Endurance Championship race I attended last month. I couldn’t resist going by to take a look. […]

September 30

Shaken and Stirred

No, it’s not James Bond’s car (that was the DB5). But the Aston Martin DB6 in these photos struck a truly beautiful pose at the British car show this weekend.               I wasn’t sure who/what David Brown was, until I did a little Internet research. Legacy.     I […]

September 29

British Invasion Weekend

So, the British invaded Central Texas this weekend. More precisely, the Texas All British Car Days show was held in Round Rock today. I was planning to go as a camera-wielding spectator. Instead, through a combination of happenstance and generosity, I ended up being a camera-wielding JUDGE. And since it was raining off and on, […]

August 20

These Shoes Were Made for Driving Aston Martins

The MOTORista tagline is “high heels, fast cars,” and while I have provided you with plenty of fast cars lately (you’re welcome), I have been a high heels laggard. Please accept my apologies and feast your eyes upon these lovely Enzo Angiolinis.   While my favorite stilettos, which you have met, were not made for […]

August 12

What’s in Your Fantasy Garage?

One of my life goals is to build a beautiful, stable-like multi-car garage to house my inevitable collection of sheet metal. (Well, inevitable if I stop spending so much money on racing classes and trips to California…) I have it laid out in my mind, right down to the artwork on the walls (old car […]

July 27

Aston Martin 1, MOTORista 0

In honor of Aston Martin’s centenary, I drove an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. I know, I know – it was the least I could do. “It’s fast as stink, and graceful all the way.” This summation of the V8 Vantage’s most winning qualities comes straight from this particular car’s owner, my friend Steve Orrell.  Steve […]

July 19

Happy 100, Aston Martin. You don’t look a day over 30.

2013 marks the centenary of Aston Martin, the maker of – in my opinion – the most beautiful cars in the world.  AM is throwing a big centenary bash at Kensington Gardens in London this Sunday, July 21. Don’t you wish you could be there?? I do! Luckily, the social media-adept 100-year-old will be live-blogging […]