On Tuesday 10th July Mini Spares Midlands, part of the David Manners Group, hosted its 15th annual Mini Open Evening at the DMG headquarters in Oldbury. On a beautiful summer evening, owners and enthusiasts alike turned up in their droves to the ever-popular classic car event which attracted over 70 Minis.
Visitors enjoyed trade discount on all Mini products purchased during the evening and DMG Mini experts were on hand to offer help and advice on all things Mini.
The event coincided with the British Mini Club meet and Dave Hollis and members were on hand to provide information on the club and assist interested visitors in signing up. Why not take part in the next BMC event which is the Fish & Chip Run to Bewdley taking place on Tuesday 17th July from 7pm. You can find more about the event by visiting the BMC Facebook page here.
We are extremely proud of our sales team – Dave Woakes, Jack Weston and Adam Wellings who recently completed Pedal for Parkinson’s. The team completed the 20 mile bike ride and raised lots of money for a fantastic cause. Well done guys!
Did anybody stop by and see the classic cars on display at Arrow Valley Country Park yesterday? We saw some beautiful classics and the weather couldn’t have been better!
Will you be joining us at our Classic Mini Open Evening next Tuesday?! Owners and enthusiasts alike are invited to join our celebration of all things Mini!
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.
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!
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.