James Nicholls, M.Ed, has an international reputation as a leading expert on classic motor cars and boats. He is a


James’ written and photographic work on cars, boats, design, architecture and travel appears in publications around the world


James works with major auction houses; he also provides expertise and advice on collecting, authenticity and purchase via private treaty.


Head Lecturer of the Bachelor of Interactive Media degree at Wentworth Institute. James has been a speaker at

  • The Official Ferrari 70th Celebrations in Australia
  • Dubai International Motor Show
  • The Australian Club
  • Motorclassica



  1. Concours d’Elegance judge at
  2. Ferrari 70 Concorso, Italy
  3. 21 Gun Salute, New Delhi
  4. Chief Honorary Judge, Sydney Conocurs
  5. Member of the CJA (Chief Judges of Australia) and ICJAG (International Chief Judge Advisory Group)



James is a presenter of the tv show Car Chronicles first seen on the Discovery Channel; Delegate for the Riva Historical Society and a member of ASDEC