Classic Cars, david manners group

‘The Chris Evans Car Collection’ ~ MSN News

It’s not a secret that Chris Evans is a big classic car enthusiast, and amidst the drama surrounding the future of Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson & Co’ (which you can read about here) there have been a few articles about his Classic Car collection.

‘Over the years, he has owned a tremendous collection of motors, with many multi-million pound purchases ranking among the rarest cars in the world.

Here, we look at some of the past and present cars in the Chris Evans car collection.’

Click here to read the full article on MSN News!

Historics at Brooklands Daimler
Daimler SP250 Dart
1964 Daimler V8 Vicarage Convertible
1964 Daimler V8 Vicarage Convertible
Classic Jaguar
Classic Jaguar

(All pictures taken from the article)

Classic Cars

The making of a very modern MG ~ Birmingham Post

‘Modernising classic cars is a fast-growing business with everything from the Jaguar E-Type to the Jensen Interceptor treated to a modern makeover and an Oxfordshire specialist is giving MGs the same treatment

Frontline Developments started life in 1991 as a parts company for classic MGs, founder Tim Fenna setting out to improve the cars’ underpinnings with a view to providing a better driving experience’

Click here to read the article!

Modern MG

Classic Cars

Morgan to unveil electric 3 Wheeler ~ Birmingham Post

‘The EV3 is a prototype electric version of the Morgan 3 Wheeler, a vehicle which helped redefine the marque when it was launched in 2011′

This electric three wheeler is currently going through testing, and is expected to go into production late 2016.

‘It gets its first outing on the Niche Vehicle Network stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, which runs from June 25-28. The original 3 Wheeler was launched at the same event four years ago and within just a few months became a best seller for the company with 500 orders taken.Speaking to the Post at the time, its designer Matthew Humphries said the bulging order book was “way more than expected”

The 3 Wheeler represented something of a revival for Morgan as it was inspired by a cyclecar launched in 1910 which first got the company going. Mr Humphries described it as “A bespoke British sports car that’s taking a lot of influence from the original on which it is based – aircraft from that time and indeed anything from the 30s or 40s’ (Taken from the Birmingham Post Article linked below)

Click here to go to the full article to see further information and picture gallery!

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Classic Cars

More on the Defender 2,000,000!

As we posted yesterday, Jaguar Land Rover have decided to stop making the 4×4 by the end of this year and to mark the 2 millionth production milestone they invited a few celebrities to help build a one of a kind Defender 2,000,000 which they will then auction off in aid of three charities; The International Federation of Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies and The Born Free Foundation.

‘Bear Grylls, Virginia McKenna and Theo Paphitis contributed by fitting parts to the vehicle at Land Rover’s factory’

“The Land Rover Defender has been there for me more times than I care to remember. They are so often the unsung heroes of our TV shows, working hard in the toughest conditions to get crew in and out of exceptionally challenging terrains. Known and respected by me and many other adventurers for their rugged reliability – it was an honour to be asked to take part in the build of this very special car.”

Watch the official film here:

Piston Heads also wrote a very informative and interesting article which you can view here:


Birmingham Post, Jaguar, Range Rover

Range Rover celebrates 45 years ~ Birmingham Post

The Range Rover has been named as the world’s first ever SUV, which is pretty impressive!

‘heralded the start of an expanded line-up for the Solihull-based firm, which up until that point had only produced its rugged and utilitarian Land Rover, now badged as the Defender. The Range Rover tapped into a hitherto unexplored market for a capable 4×4 vehicle that also offered a comfortable and luxurious environment.

Its success spawned scores of imitators, paving the way for the abundance of SUVs and crossovers that are now part the fastest growing automotive segment worldwide. From the outset the Range Rover became a favourite of the ‘country set’ and over the decades it has won legions of fans from footballers to the Royal Family.

Launched on June 17 1970 the original Classic model was cited as an ‘exemplary work of industrial design’ when it became the first vehicle to be displayed at the Louvre museum in Paris. Now the Range Rover is more luxurious and refined than ever, though it still boasts off-road capability worthy of the famous Land Rover badge’

To read the rest of the Birmingham Posts article click here

Range Rover(Picture taken from the Birmingham Posts article)

2015, David Manners, david manners group, Fundraising

#CreamTea Day ~ Supporting Action Medical Research for Children

We love supporting different charities here at DMG, and today is our long awaited Cream Tea Day!

We’re hosting a day of cream tea and cakes for our staff to raise money for Action Medical Research for Children – a charity which raises money to beat life threatening diseases such as Polio and to aid disabled children and improve their quality of life, amongst many other important things!

You can read more about the charity itself here:

Cream Tea Banner

Anyone can join in with the fundraising by ordering their own Cream Tea box, you can even do it quickly and simply online by going to this webpage!

The box includes: 2x Scones, 2x Jars of Wilkins & Sons Tiptree strawberry conserve, Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream 40g, Fresh strawberries**, Yorkshire Tea – individually wrapped teabag, Napkin and Knife (**Local regional delivery only where advertised)

Many of our staff have brought in their own teapots, home-made cakes and treats and we will all be donating £3 to the charity to raise money for their crucial research!

~ Our grand total raised is approx £70! ~





2015, david manners group, Russ Carpenter Update

Russ Carpenter Classic Car Update ~ 17.06.15

Firstly, if you don’t know who Russ Carpenter is – click here to go to our last WordPress blog post about him and his origins!

Secondly – The Russ Carpenter Racing car will be at the 12th July Dragstalgia event at The Santa Pod Raceway in Wellingborough

‘Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia, a weekend dedicated to drag racing, hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars, altereds, hot rods, American muscle and more.

There will be Championship Drag Racing and Run What Ya Brung sessions on the track along with the a Jet Dragster and 2 seater Dragster Rides. Off track there will be Show & Shine, Live Music, Traders, Cacklefest, Historic Car Display and more’ (taken from

Click here for further details!


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Jaguar Land Rover to enter its most exciting period yet ~ Birmingham Post

The Birmingham Post released an interesting article about the future of Jaguar Land Rover earlier today!

‘Jaguar Land Rover’s chief executive Ralf Speth has predicted a bright future for both brands as the firm looks forward to what he believes will be the “most exciting” period the automotive industry has ever seen’ (taken from the article)

Read more here:


Morris Minor

Minor Times ~ Can you really fall in love with a car?

Here’s an interesting article from The Minor Times – asking the question

‘Can you really fall in love with a car?’

“Can a car really leave such an indelible mark that it changes your live forever? Yes, I believe it can. I’m now 45, and still head over heels in love with this quintessential British car. I guess this passion is incurable and I will take it to the grave! – Steven Parker

Click here to read the whole article

Minor Times Article