The Canadian James Dean Six Years Before James Dean.

His name?  Marshall Green.  Note the rhyme.  He even placed a Nurburgring badge on the rear grill of his 1952 356 three years before Jimmy Dean made it famous to do so.  Frankly, I don’t think my father ever had a clue who J.D. even was, although my parents were watching Giant at the movie house when my mother knew the young lad wanted out.

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