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Farewell Mike – No minor contribution!

Today we are saying an emotional farewell to our much loved moggy expert Mike Lennon, who retires today after many years of service with DMG, and many more years of friendship with David Manners.

Never one to be afraid to try something new and often experimenting on his own moggies, over the last 30 years Mike has developed the 5 Ford Speed Gearbox kit (now fitted to many Minors) telescopic boot stays, two speed wipers, the uprated Mini heater he hand built to order (never one to worry about getting his hands dirty) and many more, all to help the Minor keep up with modern motoring conditions.


We’d like to share a few words from David Manners, on his time working with Mike – “Well Mike, wonderful partner. Was it as good for you as it has been for me? It has been brilliant for us both. You did it, you made The Morris Minor Centre Birmingham the best in the world. You set it up, you learnt about the car and made it a lasting business. A partnership and friendship too.”

Kate Manners would like to add – “I have known Mike as long as I can remember from the days back at The Parade where they started and I can still remember the smell of the shop. It’s going to be very strange for me not to see his face anymore and I will miss him on a personal level as he was a part of my childhood as well as part of my working life.”

Mike’s dedication to Morris Minors and his wealth of hands on experience and knowledge will be greatly missed by us all at the Morris Minor Centre Birmingham and we hope you will join us in wishing him all the best for his retirement.

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Join us at the Mini Open Evening 2018!

It is just a couple of weeks until our ever popular annual Mini Open Evening taking place from 6pm on Tuesday 10th July.

The event is open to owners and enthusiasts alike, so display your Mini or just come and enjoy the turn out!  We will be offering trade discount on all Mini parts purchased during the evening and our experts will be on hand to offer help & advice.

You can enjoy refreshments on the evening and take part in our competition where you can vote for your favourite Mini cars on display. There are some great prizes on offer for our lucky winners!

Mini Open Evening Collection

The event takes place at the David Manners Group headquarters, 991 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B69 4RJ from 6pm on Tuesday 10th July  2018. Entry is free and there will be a free hot drink waiting for the first fifty guests to arrive! Refreshments will be available to buy throughout the evening.


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Customer Daimler V8 Project Car

Thank you so much to Ian who sent us these photos of his Daimler V8 project, which he has spent the last three and a half years working on in his spare time. We were delighted to supply the majority of the parts for this project, and think Ian has done a fantastic job on the restoration.

Ian managed to overcome some persistent electrical problems he encountered when building the car back up again, and was also lucky in finding a fantastic coachworks to carry out some fabrication and re-spray the front end of the car.

Ian was kind enough to share the photos with us and the following message – “a significant amount of parts used in the restoration came from DMG, along with excellent customer service and rapid shipping as well, many thanks for helping me make the project possible!”

If you have a restoration project that you’d like to share with us, please send us a message with some photos and the story behind the car, and we’d love to feature it here!