James Thompson first started Gear Jammin Classics in his garage! The picture on the right is of James next to the first car he restored as the founder and owner of Gear Jammin Classics. The car was a Black 68' Camaro named Death Angel with an LS package and blue skull graphics and true flames running across the hood and front sides. After just 3 years of restoring classics, he had outgrown his garage and had to upgrade to a thirty five hundred square foot commercial garage. It wasn't long before James had to start turning down work because the demand was too great for the workspace he occupied. After a year or so, thirty five hundred square feet wasn't enough. James moved into a larger 5,000 square foot commercial space that could meet the demands of the fast growing business. After 6 years, it was time to expand again. James was able to build a permanent Gear Jammin Headquarters. A six thousand square foot complex sitting on top of a 5 acre lot. Gear Jammin already has plans for expanding on this lot of land to fit the growing demand. None of this would have been possible without our loyal customers!
The first commercial space Gear Jammin has ever occupied. Only 3500 sq ft!
As a teenager, James spent his time at car meets and the race track. He was voted in as the President of the Dallas Mustang Club in the late 70's. The club grew in size and became what is known today as the North Texas Mustang Club. During those times James was the proud owner of a white 68' GT/CS 428cj / C6 Mustang (One of 54 made) and a GT500 convertible that was Black on Black along with a Red GT500 Fastback both with 428PI / 4spd. They were all mostly original back then. James & his other Mustang & Shelby buddies became friends with Carroll Shelby back in those days. Both Carroll and James were natives of Dallas Area, so it was almost guaranteed they would cross paths at some point. Its safe to say James is passionate about his work!
NOW 45 YEARS LATER HE'S STILL BUILDING MUSCLE CARS!
James GT500 Conv is the Black car 6th from the Rt (over the trunk of the real 427 Cobra that also ran that day). You'll notice several BOSS cars and even a GT350H in the line up. These cars are the real deal no clones or kits. We raced them as Mr. Shelby intended.
Those were the days!!!