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Happy Birthday, David!

Everyone here at DMG would like to wish the main man himself, Mr David Manners, a very happy 75th birthday 🎈  🎁

(although, as we’re sure you’ll all agree, he doesn’t look a day over 21!)

Have a lovely day, David!

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This week also marks 22 years since our MD, Kate Manners, joined the company!

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It wasn’t too many years after this photo was taken that Kate was earning her pocket money sorting through the 1 million keys that David had bought!

Talking about the odd jobs she used to do for the company, Kate said “For years I had to take keys out of the large butter boxes they were in and put them onto the boards that are still up the back of the warehouse now. I get a shiver every time I go into the archive room and see them there, many still in the original butter boxes!”

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DMG Visit Coventry Transport Museum

We had an absolutely wonderful morning earlier this week visiting our friends at the Coventry Transport Museum! We were given a fantastic tour, and particularly enjoyed ogling at their amazing Jaguar heritage collection.

Coventry Transport Museum is home to the largest collection of British road transport in the world, including hundreds of cars, motorbikes and bicycles.

coventry-transport-museumHere’s a selection of photos from the day – we’re sure you’ll agree they have some absolutely gorgeous cars on display. We also experienced the thrill of breaking the World Land Speed Record on their new 4D Land Speed Record Simulator!

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Webb Annual Motor Show 2016

Mike Lennon one of our most experienced Morris Minor Specialists attended the LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) event to spread the word of our new products – the GRP panels! These parts have not been around for a very long time; they have been brought back and we used the original moulds from Henrics themselves, we’re very proud to have them in stock once again!14303860_1274896722521444_2073910489_o.jpg

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The Webbs Motor Annual show started 21 years ago with just a handful of vintage cars and it’s grown to the fantastic event it is today. It’s a great day out for all the family – there is so much to admire. The cars are brought along by true enthusiasts, either as individuals or members of car clubs who are delighted to share their interest with others.

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For more information contact us on 0121 544 55 22 or email enquiries@davidmanners.co.uk

 

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GRP Panels for LCV’s Remade!

Available for LCV’s again from September 2016 at DMG, made using the original Henric moulds!

The company that made these GRP Panels were Henrics, they were formed back in 1972 originally by 2 brothers and for many years traded from Nottingham selling most parts for all types of Morris Minors. Henrics Minor replacement and repair panels became the benchmark Worldwide, so confident were they in their workmanship every genuine Henrics panel was stamped ‘HENRICS’.

In the early 1990s Henrics were concerned that Minor light commercial vehicles (LCVs) may well end up being scrapped due the lack of availability of side panels to repair these vehicles. Although at this time Henrics were producing metal repair panels for the well known areas that rot on the LCV, these being the outer wheel arches and rear light clusters, nothing was available for the dreaded ‘gutter-rot’, which is well known to most van enthusiasts. They were also producing rear cargo floors, rear valances and the cab jointing pieces. What they came up was a GRP rear box that would bolt onto the LCV chassis, that unit contained many bonded metal parts as well.

You can find these again from September 2016 from the David Manners Group!

Contact our Morris Minor Specialists on 0121 544 55 22 or email enquiries@davidmanners.co.uk

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Morris Minor Van

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The gentleman who owns the van used to work for PJ Evans in  the Jaguar and Rolls Royce parts department. When the vans were taken out of circulation the staff were allowed to bid for them and so he got this for a bargain price.
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He has owned the van ever since and it is still used as a working van. The sides have only been redone once and that’s when the whole van was given a re-spray.
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