Meet the Team

Ian Wallman - Workshop Manager

Ian has always had an enthusiastic following for cars in general as he grew up around his fathers’ vehicle repair workshop. From the age of 17 he was working evenings and weekends for his Dad whilst continuing his studies at Technical College to secure an HNC in Engineering. In 1990 Ian joined MGOC Spares as a Sales Advisor ultimately becoming an Office Administrator with responsibilities for the implementation of a new computerised stock control system. After a brief spell away from MGOC to manage a vehicle fleet workshop, Ian returned to take up the post of MGOC Workshop Manager in 2000. Ian has owned a host of MGs including, MGB's, Midget 1500, MGF as well as other Classic Cars including a 1974 Dodge Charger and 1971 Dodge Challenger. Most of his spare time is consumed at the moment with a major house restoration.

 

Mark Robinson - Workshop Administrator

 

Nigel Crook - Vehicle Technician

Nigel came to MGOC Workshop in 2000 with a wealth of experience having worked on a variety of British Leyland and MG Rover products over a number of years. On leaving school Nigel gained full City & Guilds vehicle technician qualifications after a 4 year course at his local Technical College in Huntingdon. He then secured an apprenticeship with a BL Dealership staying with them for many years becoming a fully trained MG Rover technician. Nigel has a keen interest in modified Classic Cars and owns a highly tuned 1961 Cosworth Powered Ford 100E. He has owned a number of MGs in the past but his current car is an MG ZR.

Rob Tyrrell - Vehicle Technician

Rob is one of our longest serving Technicians, having joined the team in 1992. He is a true Classic Car enthusiast with a particular interest in American V8 muscle cars. Rob went straight from school into a 4 year apprenticeship at an Alfa Romeo main dealer. He then gained valuable experience with other mainstream brands such as Suzuki and Hyundai before coming to work for MGOC Workshop in 1992. Rob is our V8 specialist and a fully trained MG Rover Technician. He has carried out many V8 conversions for satisfied customers over the years. He has built several Hot Rod and Custom cars and is currently running a 1965 Dodge Coronet in Sportsman Drag Racing,and has a 1932 Ford Model 'B' Coupe. He has also owned several MGB's in his time with us but his present transport of choice is an MG ZR.

Alex Cursley - Vehicle Technician

Alex has been with MGOC Workshop since 2006 and he is our MG Motor UK Appointed Personal Technician, liasing with all our MG TF and MG6 customers. He has always had a keen interest in motor cars and as young as 10 years he was having fun taking engines apart and rebuilding them. Whilst at school he was fortunate to gain work experience with a local MG Specialist garage near Huntingdon. As a result he was offered a Saturday job working on a variety of MGs including race prepared MGB's and V8s. On leaving school Alex undertook a 3 year apprenticeship at the garage becoming a fully qualified technician. There then followed a short period as roadside breakdown technician before joining a Vauxhall main dealer for 6 years. In this period he campaigned an MG Metro quite successfully in the MG Metro Cup and also helped prepare an MGB V8 that was run in the BCV8 Championship. When a vacancy came up at MGOC Workshop, Alex seized the opportunity to work with MGs again. He is currently running an MGB.

Steve Kilby - Bodyshop Technician

It was natural for Steve to go into the motor trade as both his Dad and his Mum worked in the industry. Both parents were employed by a local BL Dealer, his Dad was a skilled mechanic, whilst Mum worked in the administration offices. Steve had worked on several of his Dad’s MGs whilst still at school and on leaving he was able to secure an apprenticeship at a local Crash Repair Centre near St Ives. Steve joined our bodyshop team in 1995 and is a lifelong classic car enthusiast with a particular passion for the American V8 muscle cars. He has in recent years restored a rare 1987 Trans Am which certainly draws attention from customers when parked outside the workshop. He is also an enthusiastic follower of Motorsport with keen interest in Formula 1, Rallying, Nascar and Indycar championships. Steve has invariably owned various BL and Austin Rover cars including MG, Triumphs and Rovers.

William Holliday - Bodyshop Technician

Will was learning to weld at the age of 11 at a local garage, but there were no Health & Safety implications in those days!! Despite really enjoying tinkering with cars for some reason on leaving school, Will joined the Civil Service, but not for long. His father was a Director of a main dealer and he was able to introduce Will back in to the motor trade working in the bodyshop of a local Classic Restoration Specialist. After 10 years Will became the owner of the Company running it successfully for a number of years. He then spent a period working alongside Mark Langford our paint technician at the Coachworks before joining us in 2001. Will owns several MGs which are in various states of restoration, mainly because a lot of his spare time is taken up as a District Commissioner and Assistant Leader for the Scout Association.

 

- Paint Technician

 

 

 

 

 


 

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