One on one Maintenance Coaching


  • “Garth and I are amazed that we managed to remove, strip and replace the cylinder head of our 1962 MK2 Jguar. Our only previous experience was on a lawn mower engine 20 years ago! Your one on one coaching was excellent. Ian February 2017
  • Thank you for the weekend workshop – loved every minute of it. Jonathon June 2016
  • I really enjoyed the workshop, and learned a lot. It has given me a foundation to begin tackling DIY jobs on my own car
  • Knowledgeable instruction and hands-on demonstration and application is invaluable. Wesley August 2016
  • I reckon it was really good! Anton. May 2016

Mechanical Coaching – one on one with your own classic car.

WP_20170227_12_52_26_ProBring your vintage or classic car into our clean, modern and well equipped work bays – for one on one training with one of our engineers.

The best way of learning how to repair and maintain your classic car is by hands on experience. We have two dedicated working bays fully supplied with all hand tools, special tools, multiple power outlets, excellent natural and artificial lighting, compressed air and sand blasting available.  We also have all the workshop consumables – fasteners, electrical connectors, solvents, etc. – that may be needed.

How it works:

  • We will consult with you in advance to draw up a plan of work for you to complete and the time allowed.
  • We give you advice on where to purchase any parts or accessories that are needed.
  • We book you and your car in for dedicated one on one coaching.

Rates, inclusive of advice and consultation :

  • 2 hour ‘coached’ engine service – oil, filter, engine compression test, minor tune. $190
  • 3 hours ‘coached’  vehicle service – minor service plus detailed check of brakes and suspension .  $290
  • Additional time for other work – $80 per hour.

See discounts below.


  • Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm, Saturday 8 am to 12 pm

Venue  - The Hub Workshop, Riverstone, NSW.  Other venues by demand.

Further Information

Contact  Keith - or 0407 287329 for availability.

15% Discount on all courses to:

  • Owners of vehicles registered at for film and TV work.
  • Those who have attended the one day Maintenance course.

Your workshop leaders:

  • Harry Houston – mechanic, mechanical engineer and teacher who has been restoring cars and building competition cars and kit cars for over 40 years.
  • Keith Mcilroy – professional facilitator, trainer, founder and owner of Vintage and Classic Car Hire and Star Cars Agency. Working with over 2,000 owners and over 3,000 vehicles has given Keith unique experience and expertise in how to minimise maintenance and restoration costs and maximise reliability of vintage and classic cars.


The Hub Workshop, Riverstone, NSW.   Approx 45 minutes west of the Sydney CBD. and 10 minutes from the Heritage, craft town of Windsor where there is excellent accommodation for those of you wanting to make a weekend of it.

 Gift Vouchers available

  • With your personal message.
  • Valid for 12 months.

How to Book

  • Call Keith on 0407 287329 
  • Full payment is required which is fully refunded if cancelled prior to 14 days, less $50 administration fee.
  • All fees are inclusive of GST.  Let us know if you need a GST invoice.