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DMG shortlisted for regional award in 2019!

We are very excited to be shortlisted for the Midlands region of the Family Business of the Year Awards 2019! The awards, organised by Family Business United, recognise the contribution, heritage and values of family firms across the UK.

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These awards were introduced in 2012 to celebrate the family business sector and the contribution that family firms bring to the UK economy and the communities in which they operate and have grown year on year since that time.
The awards are organised by Family Business United, the award-winning magazine and resource centre for the family business sector that was founded and is run by Paul Andrews and his team.  
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2019 DMG Event Guide

event guide header 2019Here you will find details of the exciting events taking place during the first part of 2019. You can take advantage of exclusive event discounts, just make sure that you pre-order your parts before the event and they will then be available to collect on the day.

Make sure you save the dates in your diaries and more details will be available for each event nearer to the time.

We look forward to seeing our regular customers, enthusiasts and some new faces throughout the year!

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A year of celebrations for classic cars!

2019 is a bumper year for birthdays with many classic cars hitting an important milestone. Fiat, and Renault will celebrate 120 years and Bentley & Citroen turn 100, to name just a few.

Let’s take a look at some of the marques that will be enjoying their birthday celebrations this year and hold a special place in our heart!

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MAZDA MX-5 – 30 YEARS

In 2019 the fabulous Japanese roadster turns 30! The featherweight classic which is still in production today is accessible and very appealing which still makes it a popular buy. The proven success of the Mazda MX-5 must surely guarantee many more celebrations for years to come!

To see the full range of parts that we supply for the Mazda MX-5 visit our website here.

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MINI – 60 YEARS

The ultimate British icon, the diminutive Mini must surely have one of the biggest parties in 2019 when it turns 60! From its star turn in the 1969 classic The Italian Job to stealing the show in the popular 90’s TV show Mr Bean, the economy car of choice the Mini has stood the test of time.

To see the full range of parts that we supply for the Mini visit our website here.

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JAGUAR MK2 – 60 YEARS

The gorgeous MK2 arrived in 1959 and proved to be a reliable, attractive and drivable executive saloon. This stunning Jaguar car continues to be popular with enthusiasts who truly appreciate the speed, style and grace of this majestic classic. Happy 60th MK2!

To see the full range of parts that we supply for the Jaguar MK2 visit our website here.

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AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 – 60 YEARS

The most popular of the large Healey’s is the 3000 and many people consider this stunning classic to be the quintessential British sports car. The Austin Healey 3000 boasted sleek design, high performance and drivability and it’s still a car that many would love to own.

To see the full range of parts that we supply for the Austin Healey 3000 visit our website here.

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DMG reflect on 2018

2018 has been a fantastic year and we want to share some of our best memories with you.

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* We hosted several events at our headquarters including our Mini Open Evening and the very first MG & Triumph Open Day.
* We continued to show our support for good causes. We raised money for Mental Health Awareness Day and held a Coffee & Classics morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
* We were also delighted to win at the Midlands Family Business Awards 2018, scooping both the Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer of the Year Awards.

Check out all of our 2018 highlights in this video and walk down memory lane with DMG!

 

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How to beat condensation in your classic this winter

3 STEPS TO DEALING WITH CONDENSATION

Condensation at this time of year can cause a real problem for the classic car enthusiast. It is a familiar sight to see a fogged up car with the driver unable to see, this can be annoying, time consuming and dangerous.

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So how can you deal with the dreaded car condensation problem?

Step 1 – Try to reduce moisture
Damp clothes cause more moisture so try to take off any wet coats or hats and store them away for the journey. If your car mats get wet then take them inside to dry them out where possible before your next journey. 

Step 2 – Keep your car aired
Warm air cannot hold as much water vapour when it cools. In dry weather, try to open your windows or sunroof slightly as you drive, this will help the warm damp air to escape. Maybe you could leave a couple of  doors open before leaving your car as this will also help warm air to escape. A flow of fresh air into your car will help.

Step 3 – Make sure your interior windows are cleanMake sure you have a good quality glass cleaning cloth at hand in your car. This will help water droplets from forming so easily. Try to make sure that the cloth is not fluffy and use a specific glass cleaner containing Isopropyl Alcohol. Focus on cleaning one side of the window before tackling the other side.

Hopefully these little tips will help you get your car ready for the winter weather and save you time.