About Me & My Cars

More than you ever probably needed to know!

The Basics

I’m James and I live in Tunbridge Wells. I have recently escaped from the Isle of Sheppey!

I was born in Harrogate General Hospital, North Yorkshire in 1986 and lived just up the road in Knaresborough for 4 years before moving “down sarf” in 1990! My accent is now neutral, it’s not Yorkshire, and it’s not Southern! I think I inherited the best of both worlds 😉

I work for a company called Comtecs in Tunbridge Wells which I really enjoy, been there 14 years now fixing computers, designing websites, installing servers and doing anything generally IT-related!

Fleet

I’ve had more cars than hot dinners since passing my test in 2004. Here’s the lowdown:

Contact Info

Twitter: @JamesH
Facebook: facebook.com/james.harland
E-mail: whatever-you-want@allmyemail.co.uk
NB: If an email actually comes through to ‘whatever-you-want’, I will assume you did not read the link correctly and will most likely treat your email as spam.

Vital Statistics

Full Name: James Harland
Birthday: 12th January 1986 (33 years old)
Birthplace: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Living: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Work: Head of Technical at Comtecs in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Interests: Computers, website design, Car modification (mainly Nissans!)

Current

  • 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0 Aero SportWagon in Blue  (2019- )

Past

  • 2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 AWD in Red (2019)
    • Scrapped, engine knocking
  • 2005 Mazda 6 2.3 Sport in Red (2018-2019)
    • Scrapped, engine knocking
  • 1995 Peugeot 306 1.9 STDT in White (2018)
    • Scrapped, clutch and brakes failing
  • 2003 Audi A6 Avant 1.9 TDI in Blue (2017-2018)
    • Scrapped, ate its own electrics out
  • 2009 Mazda 3 MPS Aero in Black (2016-2017)
    • Sold, still with next owner
  • 1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.6E in Blue (2015-2017)
    • Sold, currently SORN
  • 1998 Nissan Primera 2.0 GX in Black (2015-2017)
    • Scrapped, uneconomical MOT repairs
  • 2003 Toyota Celica VVTi in Black (2013-2016)
    • Exported
  • 1997 Nissan Stagea RS FOUR V 2.5 Turbo in Silver (2014-2015)
    • Scrapped, uneconomical MOT repairs
  • 1993 Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-t in Red (2012-2013)
    • Sold, since been sold on again
  • 2003 Nissan Almera SXE 2.2 DCi 136 in Silver (2012-2013)
    • Sold, since been scrapped
  • 1997 Toyota MR2 2.0 GTi-16 UK spec in “Sonic Shadow” two-tone Silver and Black (2011-2012)
    • Sold to very nice fella in Germany
  • 1997 Peugeot 406 GLX 2.1 Turbo Diesel in Pearlescent Blue with Bosch VE pump conversion, running on vegetable oil (2011-2012)
    • Scrapped, uneconomical to repair
  • 1996 Nissan QX 3.0 V6 SEL in Pearl Red (2010-2010)
    • Sold, since scrapped
  • 1998 Nissan Primera 2.0 GT in Silver (2010-2010)
    • Scrapped, multiple failures
  • 1998 Nissan Almera 1.4 Equation in White (2006-2010)
    • Scrapped, uneconomical to repair
  • 1998 Nissan Primera 2.0 GT in Black(2008-2009)
    • Scrapped, uneconomical to repair
  • 1992 Nissan Primera 2.0 eZX in Black (2009-2009)
    • Sold, then scrapped when new owner cut through engine loom 🙄
  • 1986 Nissan Bluebird 1.8 ZX Turbo in Red (2008-2009)
    • Sold, still with new owner. Still regret selling
  • 1996 Nissan Micra 1.3 SR in Black (2005-2007)
    • Will live on forever
  • 1987 Nissan Micra 1.0 Camper Van in White (2005-2008)
    • Sold, since banger raced and scrapped
  • 1994 Nissan Micra 1.0 in White (2005-2005)
    • Scrapped, rust
  • 1990 Nissan Micra 1.0 in Red (2003-2005)
    • Sold, since scrapped due to cambelt failure