Scheduled Events


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Jun
19
Tue
2018
John Twist Rolling Tech Session @ Side Portico - Host Hotel
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

John is legendary for his rolling tech sessions at numerous national MG events throughout the country over the years. John “sets up camp” in the hotel’s car park and an endless line of owner cars ensues with John fixing, tweaking and adjusting which is something to behold.

John Twist has been in the MG trade for over 45 years. He worked at an MG dealership in the US; he worked in England at the largest MG dealer in the world, the original University Motors; and he has operated his own University Motors since 1975. John’s University Motors has worked on MGs from nearly all the states, including Alaska and Hawaii. They perform bench, line, and restoration services.

John is an MG author, writing technical articles since 1979. His articles have been published in all the national club magazines as well as Abingdon Classics, Classic MG Magazine, MG Magazine, MG Enthusiast Magazine and Moss Motoring. He is the former tech chairman of the American MGB Association and now tech coordinator for the North American MGB Register (NAMGBR).

John is an MG organizer. He is the founding chairman of the NAMGBR; a co-founder of the local West Michigan “Old Speckled Hen” MG Car Club; and co-founder of the British Motor Trade Association. John is an event manager. The University Motors MG summer parties were some of the largest MG events in the world outside of England. Three of those events boasted over 550 MGs on the field. He was the chairman of the first all-Register MG meet, MG International-Indy 96 which drew 1200 MGs.

John is a seasoned MG tutor. Since 1983, he has held 30 technical seminars at his shop plus numerous off-site seminars. Over 2000 MG enthusiasts have attended his sessions. His rolling technical sessions are a recurring hit at MG and British car shows throughout the country. He now has nearly 300 YouTube videos on line, with nearly 5,000,000 views.

John is a mechanic. He began working on his own MG in 1968 and still works in the shop today. John is the father of four children, grandfather of three. He is a Vietnam vet. John runs a red 1962 MGA 1600 Mark II Deluxe and a Harvest Gold 1973 MGB-GT. He calls Marshall, Michigan, his hometown but he has lived in Grand Rapids since 1973. He collects coins, is an avid genealogist, and writes historical articles, on occasion, for his hometown newspaper.

MGC Poly Bushing and Front Suspension Rebuild – TBA @ Salon A Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Details

Learn how to to disassemble, refurbish and rebuild your MGC front suspension. Install poly bushings and reset trim height.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

DOT 5 – Conversion/Hydraulic Cylinder Rebuilding – Chris Horant @ Salon A Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Details

What is DOT 3. What is DOT 5. Why don’t they play well together, and uses for each. Cylinder reconditioning methods and procedures and bleeding techniques. DOT 5 conversion do’s and do not’s for a successful system overhaul.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Jun
20
Wed
2018
Paint Restoration and Detailing Tips – Steve Williams @ Side Portico
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

MG’s of Baltimore’s own master of sparkle, Steve Williams, will show you how to take that old, dull, weather-beaten paint and make it shine like new. Steve is a three time best-of-show winner and shine and detail are his passion. The session will include a demonstration of wet sanding and buffing designed to eliminate the fear of putting sandpaper on paint. It will also cover the basic products and tools you need (and don’t need) to get your LBC looking great and ready to go to a show.

SU Carburetors Set Up & Tuning – Randy Kegg @ Salon B Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Details

Learn how to tune and set up SU carburetors. Adjustment of linkage, synchronization of multiple carburetors, mixture adjustment, examining carburetors for wear and potential overhaul, variations among different models of carburetors, tips and techniques.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms

Post Abingdon Talking Tour – John Stevenson @ Side Portico
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

John Stevenson is member of the MGCC Toronto and the Montréal MG Car Club. He bought his first MG at the age of fourteen. It was a 1967 MGB Roadster that he and his dad restored by the time he was 17 years old. Ever since John has been collecting and restoring MGs from a 1952 MG TD to a 2005 MG SV. John’s interest in Modern MGs started in 1993 when he saw a brand new MG RV8 at the Scottish Motor show in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2013 John imported his first RV8 from Japan. Along with various MGFs and RV8’s he owns a 1985 MG Montego Turbo, 1985 MG Metro Turbo and a 2001 MG ZT Saloon. As one of the founding members of the Canadian Modern MG Rover Car Club, John has a keen interest in all MGs built before and especially after 1980

Why Did They Do That? – Kelvin Dodd @ Salon B Hotel Event/Meeting Rooms
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Details

Kelvin Dodd, who needs no introduction, will present a revealing and fascinating discussion entitled “Why Did They Do That?” Ever wonder why your MG requires a wide variety of wrenches? Did you wonder why you can’t get exact replacements for your mid ‘70s switches? For answers to these questions and more, come join this session for an irreverent look at the market and manufacturing forces that affected our cars.

Hotel Meeting Rooms Layout/Map

See below for a overview map of the hotel meeting rooms and ballroom area.

Hotel Floorplan Meeting Rooms