Photos and video from the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Dawn Patrol. Early morning, pre-dawn, the entrants gather and begin their procession to the Concours field. The setting is the best in the automotive year, with Carmel Bay in the background.
James grew up in an Indiana community where the auto industry was at its heart. His first car was an Olds 442, and many of his classmates had their father’s hand-me-down muscle cars. Met his wife in college. They have three children. Survived esophageal cancer. Is passionate about enjoying his second chance and his automotive interests further that goal.
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