The University Motors Summer Party was great!

MG fans and John Twist gathered in Grand Rapids, MI

on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 2023.

Lifetime Dedication to MG Cars

Technical Expert John Twist

John Twist began his automotive repair career in 1973. After training in England, he opened University Motors repair shop in January 1975 and serviced MG vehicles for 42 years in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

When the shop closed in 2017, John transitioned to University Motors Online. He continues to share his mechanical expertise through this website, in-person seminars, YouTube videos, live Zoom sessions, phone consultations, and MG car shows.

John's quality of experience, intricate technical skills, and willingness to train others are legendary in the MG community. He was inducted in the British Sports Cars Hall of Fame in 2017.

In 2023, MG celebrates its 100th Anniversary and John Twist celebrates 50 years as an MG Mechanic.


John Twist offers a variety of technical seminars for clubs, organizations, auto events, and businesses. He even makes house calls!

Whether in-person or online, John combines reference information, hands-on instruction, and technical expertise with lighthearted humor.

Check the Events page to see where John is teaching. Contact John to schedule a personalized seminar for your group.



John Twist hosts hundreds of videos on how to fix and care for your vehicle. Find John's MG Tech trainings on our Videos page. The complete video library is at University Motors YouTube channel.


Members of the MGineers Club can attend John Twist’s live seminars on Zoom. They participate in the training, ask John questions about their cars, and meet other MG enthusiasts. MGineers also have access to exclusive content at University Motors Online.

If you're not a member of the MGineers Club, you can watch the pre-recorded MG Tech Zoom sessions on YouTube. 

Tech Zoom June 2022

To thank John for his assistance and help defray expenses, payments and donations can be made via PayPal @University Motors.