James caught the bug for automobiles from his Dad. As a small boy, he built model cars and then radio-controlled cars while watching his Dad drive race cars at the local track. When he turned 16, he bought his first car, a 69 Chevelle. He soon learned to repair everything in the car because he was constantly doing something that caused a need for repairs.
When he was 20, he walked into a truck shop and said he wanted to be a mechanic. The owner asked him why he thought he could be a truck mechanic and he answered, "I work on cars, trucks are just bigger!" He got the job and spent the next 17 years as a heavy duty truck mechanic.
Shortly after being hired at WILD HORSES, he found a 73 Bronco that had been sitting in a barn for several years and was covered with cobwebs. His first act was to spray the Bronco with insecticide to kill all the spiders. He cleaned the truck and was able to enjoy it for two years before he decided to begin a frame-off rebuild which is now in its fifth year. (see the pix above)
Even though he has owned several different 4 wheel drive trucks, he never went off-roading until he came to work at WILD HORSES. He towed the WILD HORSES Nightmare across the US for several different Bronco events where he met many fantastic people and customers who showed him how much fun off-roading and rock crawling could be.
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