First Meeting

Welcome (back) to school! Hopefully you’ve had an excellent summer, because MecVT sure has!

The team has a brand new vehicle, and it’s a 4-speed manual! Details at the meeting!

The McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team (MecVT) is happy to announce that we’re having our first team meeting of the year.


Who: YOU!
When: Monday, September 24 @ 6:30PM
Where: JHE 219


Here’s a few things on the agenda:

Intro to the team / executive members

The Hamilton Santa Claus Parade

Top Gear nights

New projects. (Tron bike? Drift car?)

Any crazy ideas you all might have

Talk about fast cars/bikes and cool gadgets

Work to be done on the cars – Carpool 2 needs a new hitch mount for example

Carpool 3,Ford Festiva “Superleggera”, Motorized Shopping Cart

The Hovercraft…

Basic car maintenance, including oil changes, brake work etc.


We can’t wait to see you there!

Expanded Exec for 2012-2013

MecVT has undergone a big expansion to our executive structure.
I’d like to give a big welcome to the new exec members for this year!
You can see our new roster on the TEAM page.
Hopefully with the additional Exec muscle, MecVT will be able to further grow it’s member base this year.
It is my hope, that MecVT will not only enhance existing projects, but continue to stretch the boundries of the “custom vehicle”

I’m looking forward to working with all of the new Exec this year!
With some work, (and a little luck) I think we’ll make MAC ENG even prouder of our crazy creations.

I can’t wait for the break, we’ve got some great builds planned!

Want to Become Involved?

MecVT Wants You!
…To get involved with the team!

If you missed our last meeting, here’s what’s on the table for the summer:
Carpool II – New gel coat, BBQ
Carpool III – Re-stain/Repair deck
Hovercraft – Continue work. Install drive engine.
Tempo – Convert to lightweight bedracer.
Motorized Shopping Cart – New brakes, sprocket and chain, repaint.

I’m probably missing things here, but we’ve got a lot planned!
The amount we get done is directly proportional to how many people we have to work on the projects.

If you’re interested in helping with any of the above projects, and are available in the summer, please send us an email.
We’re also looking for project team managers, so if you’re interested, let us know!
Also, did you hear? The ExCEL referendum passed with flying colours. Shop space for future MecVTers!
Also on that note, MecVT needs a representative to be part of the ExCEL ‘User Groups’.
If you’re interested in becoming involved in the ExCEL design process, this is your chance!

Good luck with your exams!

Two Events

Have you seen MecVT around?

We were at two events in the past few weeks.
A combined MES Canada day / March break tours event was a success.
Beach Day was also a lot of fun. Glad everyone enjoyed the carpool!

This post really should have been before the Team meeting post, but c’est la vie!

Team Meeting

MecVT is holding a general team meeting.
When: Monday March 26th @7:00 PM
Where: JHE 265 (The same room we watched Top Gear)

We’ll be discussing plans and projects for the summer and the fate of Deloris the Tempo (Beater Car).
Also, if you’re interested in helping to run the team, we’re going to be discussing additions to our executive team for next year!

Send us an email if you can’t make it, and we’ll fill you in.
Now that the weather is warming up, we can’t wait to get working on many of our projects!

ExCEL Building

Have you heard about the new ExCEL building?
It’s going to give McMaster Engineering students a place to apply their knowledge with hands-on learning. This building is important to MecVT as it will give us a heated shop space, and allow us to work year round!

Check out the official webpage for more info.

Also, check out this sweet video featuring MecVT!

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Top Gear Nights

A new season of Top Gear is upon us.
Series 18 started airing this past Sunday. The McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team will be holding a series of Top Gear nights in JHE 265 on Monday evenings at 7PM, which has started this week on February 6th. We have shown Episodes 1 and 2.

JHE 265 is a nice board room with a big LCD TV, and all episodes will be shown in HD! (With a 2.1 sound system!) Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Future dates:
February 13
March 5
March 12
March 19
Also, we’ve taken a yearbook photo yesterday!


Not Present: Thai Dang, Eric Phillips-Sheldon, Mike Kovacs, Maggie Szkarlat, Ben Kinsella, and a few others.