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Expedition Imports started life in 1993 as The Unimog Connection when Scott Ingham imported 2 German 404 Radio trucks. The first truck was quickly turned into a Rubicon Runner and the second was sold to help pay for the hobby. In 1995 Scott enrolled at the California Maritime Academy and moved his small business away from home and into his dorm room, with his mother's blessing! The mid-nineties were a fun time with the business operating from Scott's dorm room and the student-run "Auto Shop" at the academy. More than once a couple of the "pioneer" dealers crashed for the night in Scott's room. Conversations dragged on for hours with 3 dealers and a dog crammed into a third floor dorm room. During those years Scott found a very supportive Maritime Academy that didn't mind if he was taking up 12 parking spots at a time.....as long as he paid for the monthly parking permits!

In 1998 when Scott graduated from the Academy he made the decision to continue the business on the side while working full time at a shipping job in San Francisco. Scott was fortunate to find a good location at 440 Lake Herman Road in Vallejo.

Scott's personal life also changed as he prepared for a personal merger with Kathy, whom Scott had met at the Academy his senior year. So was born the sole proprietorship of S&K Expedition Imports. In February of 2001 Scott decided to follow his passion and turned his hobby into his full time job. In March of 2001 Expedition Imports was incorporated in California. Still working out of the Lake Herman location, it became apparent that the business needed a better location with more inside parts and vehicle storage space. The hunt for a new location was on.

On June 1st, 2002, Expedition Imports signed a lease on a new warehouse located in Vallejo. The new location combines a large workshop area, parts storage area and new offices, with a secure outside storage area. On August 1st, 2002, Expedition Imports completed the move into the new facility.

For the next four years Expedition Imports focused on building the parts and service side of the business as well as International Import and Export of 4wd vehicles, parts, and accessories. In April of 2006, Expedition Imports in conjunction with their European partner, purchased approximately 2400+ tons of New and New Old Stock Unimog 404 parts from Sabiex, International. With the opening of an additional warehouse in Europe, and a very healthy parts supply, Expedition Imports is set handle their clients spare parts requirements for the foreseeable future.

Scott Ingham, President

Scott graduated with High Honors from the California Maritime Academy in 1998 with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Intermodal Transportation and International Business. Scott also holds a United States Coast Guard Unlimited 3rd Mate's License. During his tenure at the Academy, Scott held positions in the Student Government as Class President, Vice President Finance, and Student Body President. When not busy with academics or student government, Scott served as a Division Commander in the Corp. of Cadets and a Residential Assistant in the Housing Office. Upon graduation Scott went to work for SynchroNet Marine, where he held positions as Operations Manager and ultimately as the Director of Corporate Sales. Scott's part-time import business turned full time in February 2001 when he left SynchroNet to elevate his passion for unique vehicles to the next level.

Scott met his wife Kathy while attending CMA. In the summer of 1999 they were married. Scott enjoys the outdoors, travel, and spending time with family.

Kathy Ingham, CFO

Kathy graduated with Honors from the California Maritime Academy in 2001 with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in law. Kathy holds a United States Coast Guard Unlimited 3rd Mates License. While at the Academy, Kathy held positions in the Corp. of Cadets as Executive Officer and Corp. Commander. She also served the Student Government as Vice President Finance, and the Housing Office as a Residential Assistant. Kathy currently handles the back end office and accounting at Expedition Imports.

Kathy is an avid Scuba Diver/Instructor and enjoys travel and spending time with family and friends.

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