MICHIGAN AUTOMOTIVE INSPECTION SERVICES
Michigan Automotive Inspection Services offers industry leading automotive pre-purchase inspection and appraisal services throughout Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. We specialize in comprehensive and professional inspections of all types of cars, including late model cars, trucks, classic and collector cars, exotics, and motorcycles. Our clients include private citizens, automotive enthusiasts and collectors, insurance companies, museums and dealerships.
MEET THE OWNER
Inspector & Appraiser
John Hansen is the owner and inspector for MAIS. John has been an automobile and motorcycle enthusiast for over 25 years and has personally inspected hundreds of classic cars for his clients all over the world. John's clients rely on his experience and expertise to confidently buy a classic vehicle, sight unseen, from hundreds or thousands of miles away. He has been formally trained in a variety of different aspects of modern vehicle maintenance and repair, auto body and paintwork.
John has prior work experience as an automobile salesperson and dealership inventory specialist. He has also worked as a business consultant for a local automobile repair facility.
John has owned a number of various vintage or collectible automobiles and motorcycles over the years and has completed and been a part of numerous automobile and motorcycle restorations. His background in restoration include American and British vehicles and multiple award-winning antique Japanese motorcycles.
John has a passion for all types of automobiles and automotive history, with particular interest in American Classics of the 1930's-70's, British and Italian vehicles of the 1950's-1980's, American Muscle cars, and modern day Classics from Europe and Japan, from the 1990's.
John has worked countless automotive events and shows over the years, including among others; The Mad Dogs and Englishmen British Car Show, The Red Barns Spectacular at the Gilmore Car Museum, and the Coucours d'Elegance of America at St. John's. He has been active in local amateur motorcycle and automobile racing and auto-crossing at area racetracks throughout Michigan. He has many years experience as a car show judge, including serving as current chief judge for the Red Barns Spectacular Show at The Gilmore. He has been active in a wide variety of car and motorcycle clubs including the Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club, Mad Dogs and Englishmen British Car Club, NCRS, and the VJMC.
With previous courtroom and trial experience, John has provided expert witness testimony and defended his appraisals in litigation involving classic cars, successfully helping to secure judgments for his clients.
John loves to write about his adventures on two and four wheels, check out his blog here. His work has been published in the recent book 'Classic Car Adventures' by British author Richard McCann. His articles have also been featured on Yahoo.com and on the automotive website Motorious.
On the seldom occasions he's not arms deep in an old car, John can most commonly be found league racing 1/32 scale slot cars on the track at the Gilmore Car Museum, ripping around local race tracks in his MX5, playing one of a number of old guitars hanging on the walls of his home, and most recently, club racing Hobie-Cat sailboats.
Since starting the business in 2015, John's passion for his work, extensive knowledge of automotive history and mechanics, intense attention to detail, and insights into today's classic car market and industry make Michigan Automotive Inspection Services the best choice when having your next classic vehicle inspected. Call us today to set up your next vehicle inspection!
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To learn more about Dr. McCann's book, 'Classic Car Adventures'
Mr. Hansen with his 1990 Honda VFR750
Mr. Hansen with automotive journalist Peter Egan at Mr. Egan's home in Wisconsin
Mr. Hansen next to a '69 Ford Mustang inspected for a client
Mr. Hansen with his restored 1976 Honda CB400f
Preparing for time trials in my restored/modified Rupp-Dart kart.
Mr. Hansen in his Miata at Grattan Raceway
Mr. Hansen preparing to put an F430 through its paces at Gingerman Raceway