Last Friday on the 18th March, Anthony Essington came by the David Manners Group to purchase some parts for his Bentley.The car gathered quite a bit of attention from the others customers visiting us and saw a few heads turn from the staff too.
It has taken Anthony five years to build the car and within this time he ran a advertising campaign to source parts to help with the build and is still currently running this campaign.
As you can see in the photograph above Anthony named the car “Lucius” in honor to his brother who sadly passed away before he had the chance to see the car up and running. Also in homage to his brother Luke (Lucius), you can find attached to the spare wheel a hand man swallow bird. The bird was bought by one of Anthony friends who was out in Africa and seen the the tin bird for sell and brought it back with him as a gift.
We asked what the swallow bird represented, we were told that Luke lived in Cornwall and that him and Anthony would ring each other as soon the first person seen the swallows migrate, he wanted to attach the gift to the car so that where ever he went his brother was always with him.
The vehicles back seat is from the 1930 Le Mans, The car has plenty of stories each connected to various parts on the car. It was a pleasure to meet you Anthony and thank you for sharing your story.
On Friday the 6th March there was a excitement around the David Manners premises as a unusual vehicle pulled up on our customer car park.
It has took the owner seven years to build from scratch and the idea for the car was based upon a Phantom F4 Jet which the owner had a fascination with from a child.
It is only the third time the car has been out on the road for a “Test” run.
The vehicle had pneumatic doors which opens from above. It also has a Jaguar V6 engine inside accompanied by a selection of various parts.
This is a one of a kind vehicle, the only resemblance is a Lakester (Pictured Above). In the future the owner is looking at giving it a spray of colour either in a dark red or black.
Last month The David Manners Group Attended, Mini Fair 2015 which was hosted by British Mini Club.
The British Mini Club were very proud to be celebrating there 16th year of the Mini Fair, Which is an indoor event held annually at the end of January. It is a winter highlight attracting thousands of Mini fans from all over the UK and beyond.
The Mini Fair is one of the most well established and well-organized National Mini Events of the year, with something for every enthusiast.
To see more photographs from the event please visited our Facebook or Flickr pages.
On Sunday 1st March The David Manners Group along with both MG and Triumph clubs will be gracing Stoneleigh Park to attend the annual MG And Triumph Spares Day.
You can avoid any disappointment by ordering your parts and accessories for collection at the show. Whether it’s something small or large we’ll get it packed and wrapped ready for you to pick up from our stand at the show. We’ll even throw in the special show discount. Call one of our sales team on 0121 544 4444 to find out more.
Also you can confirm your attendance with us here and see what other events the David Manners Group will be attending.
The David Manners Group will be in attendance at the following events:
MG And Triumph Spares Day at Stoneleigh Park on 1/03/15
International Jaguar Spares Day at Stoneleigh Park on 22/03/15
British Mini Day at Himley Hall on 10/05/15
MG Live at Silverstone on 20/06/15 – 21/06/15
Mini In The Park at Santa Pod Raceway on 16/08/15
Keep up to date and confirm your attendance with us over on our events page (here). More to be added to the calender very soon.
A West Midlands Under 13s football team has been kitted out thanks to sponsorship from Mini Spares Midlands, part of the David Manners Group.
Halas Hawks Under 13s East football team approached David Manners Group as they were struggling to pay for a new away kit.
Kate Manners, MD of David Manners Group said,
“We believe in supporting the community that we work in and are delighted to be supporting Halas Hawks U13s, a real grassroots football team. We’re really happy to see the U13 lads wearing their Mini Spares Midlands shirts with pride!”
Richard Greening, Halas Hawks’ football coach said,
“We really can’t express how much we as a team are grateful for the sponsorship and commitment we have had from David Manners Group”.
Halas Hawks started in 1980 to develop youth football in the Halesowen area. Halas Hawks U13s East are now in their 7th season with 4 players who remain from the original line-up and have played for the club for 6 years.
Mini Spares Midlands is part of David Manners Group – a major stockist of parts for Jaguar, Daimler, MG, Triumph, Classic Mini, Morris Minor and Mazda MX5. The company has over 37 years’ experience in the industry and this year was Highly Commended in the Birmingham Post Business Awards.