James has been in the automotive repair industry for over 41 years. In 1977 he started as a mechanics helper in the family business, Bracken Motor Company. He learned the automotive service trade from his father and uncles. In 1984 James went to work as a RV mechanic for Wayne’s RV. James started Advantage Automotive in 1987 as a mobile repair service. In 1990 he moved the business into a 4-bay warehouse near Eubank & Central. As demand for RV repair grew, he built the current 8,000 square foot facility at Juan Tabo & I-40 in 2002. James is an ASE certified Master mechanic. He is also a Workhorse Custom Chassis certified mechanic.
Outside of work, James enjoys woodworking and now has a complete modern woodshop. He enjoys spending his weekends there building cabinets and furniture or going for motorcycle rides on his Victory or Indian motorcycles.
As a young man, James always liked fast 1960’s muscle cars and motorcycles. He fell in love with his Uncle John’s 1967 GTO, so much so that his first car in high school was a 1968 GTO. He now owns several Dodge cars & trucks, one of which is a 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.