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A marvellous Mini Evening

On Tuesday 9th July we hosted our 16th annual Classic mini Open Evening. The event was extra special this year as we celebrated 60 years of the Mini and enthusiasts turned up in their droves, making this one of our busiest and best open evenings yet!

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Jack Hill was the winner of our ‘Best In Show’ competition. Jack was awarded with show tickets, a years magazine subscription and some great Mini merchandise . Our ‘Most in Need of Love Mini’ was won by Lewis Richards who also received some great prizes and our furthest travelled Mini was won by Steve Gregory who drove his Mini all the way from Kettering to join us at our event. Well done to you all!


This years live entertainment was ‘On My Radio Show’ who delighted the crowd with classic Reggae and Ska tunes from the likes of Madness and UB40. Our very own David Manners was on hand to provide an extra bit of pizzazz and joined in for a song belting out ‘Enjoy Yourself’!

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We’d also like to say a big thank you to Cafe2U and The Diner who provided hot food and refreshments and also to our guests, Duckhams Oil, Powerlite, British Mini Club and Derek’s Mini Centre who all helped make the evening such a success.


We will leave you with a collection of our favourite Minis that were on display at the event and just some of the many highlights from the evening.
Happy 60th birthday to the Mini and here’s to the next 60!!




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Celebrating 60 years of the SP250 with the DLOC

We were honoured to share in the celebrations of 60 years of the Daimler SP250 at a fantastic evening hosted by the Daimler & Lanchester Owners Club that took place on Friday 14th June.


The club hosted the event at the beautiful voco St John’s Hotel in Solihull. Arriving at the hotel we were greeted by a huge collection of stunning SP250’s owned by the enthusiasts in attendance at the event.


Our very own David Manners kicked off the evening with an entertaining welcome speech before the guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal. Following the meal there were further inspirational speeches provided by guests including Quentin Willson , well-known TV presenter and motoring journalist.

Here are just some of the highlights from a very memorable evening.


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Classic Mini Open Evening 2019

We are thrilled to announce that our annual Classic Mini Open Evening will return for its 16th year on Tuesday 9th July 2019!

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Owners and enthusiasts alike are invited to what promises to be another fantastic event, and this year is extra special as we celebrate 60 amazing years of the Mini!

Visitors can enjoy exclusive show discount on all Mini parts purchased on the night so it’s the perfect time to display your Mini and stock up on any parts you might need. The DMG Mini Experts will also be on hand to offer help and advice on all things Mini.

PdTNA0YgAlthough the event is held to coincide with the British Mini Club meet, it welcomes and encourages non-members too. The British Mini Club will be on hand to provide information on the club and assist interested visitors with signing up.


onmyradioWe are delighted to welcome ‘On My Radio Show’ who will be performing all the Ska & Reggae hits that everyone knows and loves from the last 30 years including Madness, The Specials and UB40. We are sure that ‘On My Radio Show’ will bring a party atmosphere to the 60th Mini anniversary celebrations!


van set up.jpegThere will hot food available so you can grab yourself a burger or pork sandwich, alongside delicious home snacks and hot drinks provided by Cafe2U. There’s even a free drink on offer for the first fifty guests to arrive!


There will be great prizes awarded on the night for The Most Loved Mini, the Mini Most In Need Of Love, and the Furthest Travelled Mini.

The event takes place at the David Manners Group headquarters, 991 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B69 4RJ from 6pm on Tuesday 9th July. Entry is free, and there is also a free drinks voucher on offer for the first fifty guests to arrive.

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Goodbye weekend working, hello family time!

Following on from our Summer Opening Times announcement, we have taken the decision to no longer trade on a Saturday with our last day being 15th June 2019.

Don’t forget, our extended opening times mean that we can take orders up to 6:30pm, and have them ready to collect on the counter by 7:30am the following day 👌

For further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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David Manners awarded Freedom of the Borough

We are very proud to announce that our very own David Manners has been made an honorary Freeman of Sandwell!
David was recognised for his innovation and entrepreneurship in commerce and his local community work at a special ceremony at Sandwell Council House in Oldbury.


Councillor Steve Trow, leader of Sandwell Council, said: “David Manners is a local man who has made a very real contribution to life in Sandwell. He is not only a very successful businessman who has brought employment and prosperity to Sandwell with his successful companies he has supported local charities and good causes for many years.

“These have included the Black Country Women’s Aid, Thimblemill Library, Santa in the Woods at Warley Woods and the Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell group.”

David was thrilled to accept the Freedom of Sandwell and said: “I was very honoured and excited  – it feels like getting an Oscar!”