The 2014 Seminar Series presented by the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum. You can attend any of the below seminars FREE with your paid Barber Museum Admission.
-Don Hutchinson& John Healy are back again for their very popular seminar. With over 100 years of motorcycle knowledge between them John and Don can discuss just about anything relating to two wheels. While they mainly focus on British Bikes (particularly Triumph), they will answer questions about anything. Look for a special discussion in each presentation on Amal Carburetors. Barber Museum Theatre
-Jean Prouvost A new seminar for 2014 with a local Alabama motorcycle and street rod builder. Watch as Jean explains the art of gas welding and brazing by building various motorcycle panels and frame components. Restoration Shop, Basement of the Barber Museum
-Hagerty Seminar Series- We welcome Hagerty back as they assemble a panel of industry experts for a question and answer discussion of “To Restore or Not to Restore”. The panel will variy with each seminar but will cover how to make the right choice in preserving or restoring your project. Barber Museum Theatre
-Bryan Fuller is a bike builder, custom car builder and TV personality who will return for another seminar in 2014. This year Bryan will focus on crafting sheetmetal. Cutting, shaping, and forming will all be discussed along with how these techniques apply to your restoration. Restoration Shop, Basement of the Barber Museum
Times to be announced. Seminars and topics subject to change.
Seminars are free with Museum Admission on a first come basis.
Don Hutchinson of Hutchinson Cycles of Wake Field, Mass., has been in the business of motorcycle restoration for 45 years. He is considered an expert in all aspects of motorcycle restoration - particularly paintwork - and is considered “the True Supplier of correct paint for most popular British bikes.” His first ambition was to be a chemist, but then he discovered motorcycles. His first was a 1948 Indian.
John Healy is a life-long British motorcycle enthusiast. A bit misdirected at age 15, his first bike was a ground up restoration of a basket case 1947 Indian Chief. While restoring this bike he got to know the local Indian, Triumph, Norton, BSA, Velocette, Ducati, and Matchless dealer, Pete Andrews in Boston, Massachusetts. Starting in 1959, it was working for Pete that his love affair of British bikes, especially Triumph, started. In 1966, with the financial help from Pete, John and his wife Susan opened a Triumph dealership in the Boston area, which they ran as a family business until it all came to an end in 1983 when the co-operative closed their doors.
In the early seventies he started manufacturing importing and distributing British parts wholesale to British dealers around the country under the name Coventry Spares, Ltd... He still distributes such components as Hepolite, Amal, Lucas, JCC and sources bits from all around the world to keep these Brit bikes running. John also offers the one of the largest selections of Vincent parts in
For the past ten years John has done technical seminars across the nation at such venues as Vintage Motorcycle Days and Triumph Come Home Rally - Lake Cachuma, California and will share some of his knowledge about Brit bikes and especially the secrets and mysteries of Amal carburetors.
John also publishes Vintage Bike which is the quarterly newsletter of the Triumph International Owners Club. Along with technical articles written by John, the pages hold articles from the likes of Kevin Cameron, Mick Duckworth (ex-editor of Classic Bike) and Jim Reynolds. John also is moderator for the Triumph Forum on: www.Britbike.com
Growing up in Texas Bryan Fuller could never leave well enough alone. Bicycles, radios, motorcycles, about anything was torn apart and customized. Bryan’s father, during a midlife crisis bought a 65 Mustang to rebuild, with that Bryan was hooked on building cars and has never looked back. Once a Biology Degree with Chemistry minor was achieved he set off to WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. Graduating top of his class Bryan was rewarded with the best job he could ask for, an apprenticeship at the famous So-Cal Speed Shop in Pomona, CA. While learning from expert Kiwi sheetmetal fabricator GMT, Bryan started building custom bicycles after hours. Those bikes caught the eye of Chip Foose. That led Fuller to Foose Design and helping create 2 Ridler award winning vehicles; “Impression” and “Stallion”. As luck would have it while at Foose Design TV came calling and found Fuller involved in the pilot of “Rides” then on the first “A-Team” from the show “Overhaulin”. Fuller went on to help “Overhaulin” overhaul 10 rides.
In ‘04 Bryan created Fuller Hot Rods and relocated to Atlanta, GA with a mission to create “Usable Works of Art that Inspire and Entertain People”. In the years since FHR competed and placed in several AMD World Championship of Bike Building and Artistry in Iron competitions. “Impaler” the first full car build from FHR was awarded the coveted GM Design Award at SEMA in 2010.
Unable to shake TV Bryan has appeared on “Hot Rod TV”, “Car Crazy”, “V8 TV”, a bicycle even appeared on “Pawn Stars”. Bryan did the 10 day build/thash session on “Biker Build Off” (the bike is part of the permanent Barber Museum Collection now). Having completed a 4 year stint as host of “Two Guys Garage” Fuller can now be seeing working his magic on “Café Racer TV”.
Fuller was commissioned by red Bull racing to build the trophies for Moto GP in Indianapolis and has added publisher/author to his resume with his first book “Full-Bore Sheetmetal” (written with Mark Prosser). A second book “Full Bore Welding” is coming soon. Mark and Bryan will both be presenting so come “see some of the new book” in real life.