James has been a journalist since 1986, and has been writing about used cars for Autocar since 2006. His first book, Dealing with Car Dealers, which outlined how the motor trade operates, was published in 1986.
James has a strong background in retail car sales, and later both founded and ran a nationwide used vehicle inspection company.
He has won many awards as consumer and classic writer, including automotive Journalist of the Year in 2017. In 2011, James received the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy for ‘The German Car Industry, My Part in its Victory’.
Oh, and if you ever wondered where the term Bangernomics came from, James wrote the book in 1993.
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