Would you believe my soon to be former boss was inducted?
Read about it at Hemmings: Click Here
British Sports Car Hall Of Fame Official Website: Click Here
Dear Fellow Enthusiast!
All good things must come to an end.
After nearly 42 years in full time business at three locations, I am ceasing repair and restoration operations as University Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the end of this month, November, 2016. The remaining workload will be transferred to Forrest Johnson’s “Rusty Moose Garage” which will continue out of the Patterson Avenue location for now but will move to Grand Haven, Michigan, in the next several months.
I am not so much “re-tiring” as “re-treading.” I will retain the name of University Motors but no longer operate as a brick-and -mortar automotive repair facility. My plan is to continue to write technical articles, offer technical seminars and workshops, produce technical videos, and enter the lecture circuit.
Forrest, who has worked for University Motors for about five years, will keep Curt Saunier in his employ. Curt has worked for UML for about 23 years. Mike Blackport will continue throughout the transition.
The University Motors website will remain active. You will always be able to contact me there. I will keep you apprised of changes in locations and telephone numbers.
UNIVERSITY MOTORS LTD
4571 Patterson Avenue SE
Grand Rapids MI 49512
616 301 2888
I include this on our website for two reasons:
1: This is John’s MGB-GT that he built for his late wife Caroline.
2: John has hired GR Auto Gallery to handle the sale, and will not discuss selling the car – the deal is to be made with GR Auto Gallery not him. (He doesn’t like selling cars)
We of course have the full history of the car and it’s restoration, that will be provided with the car when it sells.
Also of note is that GR Auto Gallery is a great company, many of our customers have bought and sold cars there. John’s car wouldn’t be there if we didn’t believe that they were a fine company.
Who says all MG fans have grey hair?
John would like to remind you that if you are replacing the thermostat in your MG to always drill a 1/8″ hole in it that will 1st allow some coolant to flow past and 2nd allow any air bubbles that could get stuck to purge.
David Evans of California bought an MGB on eBay and had it sent here sight unseen. Curt worked his magic on the restoration, and here is a synopsis of the first drive.