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DMG Moggy Day 2017

Thank you to everybody who braved the rain on Saturday to attend our Morris Minor Open Day! We hope you all bagged yourself some great deals and made some new friends! We were delighted by the turnout, especially given the weather, and we look forward to seeing even more of you there next year.

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Local band Bleeding Hearts did a fantastic job keeping everybody entertained, and we once again enjoyed some delicious homemade cakes & hot drinks from DuCafe. We also had Footman James on hand to provide help & advice on classic car insurance.

As always, the weather could definitely have been better, but we did see a few spells of sunshine in between the showers!

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Here you can see winner of the “Most Loved Moggy’ Competition, belonging to Claire from the Birmingham Branch of the Morris Minor Owners Club

We’d love to hear your feedback, so please let us know what you thought of the day, good and bad, so that we can make it even better for you next year!

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Morris Minor Open Day

The David Manners Group will for the second time be hosting a Morris Minor Open Day on the 20th May 2017. Bring your Moggy for a fun-filled afternoon, meet other Morris Minor owners and share your Moggy experiences.

There will be prizes awarded for the Furthest Travelled Moggy, Most Loved Moggy, and more, along with trade discount on any parts bought on the day.

You will also be able to see Glenys, our Morris Minor, currently being restored by Fuzz Townshend for our charity project with the Primrose Hospice. To read the full story, please visit www.justgiving.com/GoGlenys

Refreshments will be provided by DuCafe, and we will once again be providing a free hot drink for the first fifty people to arrive!

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Here are the DMG half of Bleeding Hearts, Gel & Ewan, confirmed as musicians for the day along with the rest of the band ūüéł
Gel works in the DMG warehouse and Ewan is one of our Morris Minor Specialists. They are pictured here with Alice from the DMG Marketing Department, who have been busy preparing for the day! The car belongs to another of our Morris Minor Experts, Mike Lennon ūüöô
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British Mini Day Himley Hall

British Mini Day at Himley Hall, hosted by The British Mini Club, is regarded as an established opener to the summer show season. Open to all types of Mini’s and variants from 1959 to present day.

We’re really excited to be attending again this year, and hope to meet lots of you there! Be sure to pre-order your parts to collect on the day and get exclusive show discount.

When:

Sunday 7th May

Where:

Himley Park, Dudley, Staffordshire, DY3 4DF

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#GoGlenys Raffle Raises ¬£500 for Charity at NEC Restoration Show

We are incredibly close to hitting our £1500 target, after a very busy weekend selling raffle tickets at the NEC Restoration show. Our JustGiving page was already approaching £1000 before the start of the weekend, and we were overwhelmed by the support we were shown at the show over the three days.

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Star of the project Glenys the Morris Minor, ¬†and Alice Marlow, DMG’s Marketing Co-Ordinator, at the NEC this weekend

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who has donated so far.¬†

You can read the full story on our JustGiving page, where you can of course also buy a raffle ticket to win Glenys for just £2! At the end of the project, we will be donating all the proceeds from the Raffle to the Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove. The raffle will be drawn at the Primrose Christmas Fayre on November 25th 2017.

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You can watch the¬†transformation of Glenys, her journey and her rise to fame, from start to finish and everything in between on our Youtube Channel! Look out for the first video coming soon. Our good friend and Car SOS Presenter Fuzz Townshend has already began the restoration work and we’re very excited to see Glenys in all her glory at the end of the project!

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International Jaguar Spares Day March 2017

Come and visit us at Jaguar Spares Day on Sunday 26th March at Stoneleigh Park

Come along and say hello, and don’t forget to pre-order your parts for an exclusive show discount¬†to collect on the day! We’ll be in Bay 8, Stall Number 10. For more information speak to one of our Jaguar Specialists on¬†0121 544 4040. We look forward to seeing you there!¬†


The Venue

Stoneleigh-Park Exhibition and Conference Centre near Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ

Directions:

From the South: Leave M40 at junction 15. Take A46 towards Coventry. After approx. 6 miles follow the signs for N.A.C. Stoneleigh.

From the North: Leave M6 at junction 2, taking A46 towards Coventry and follow signs A46 Warwick. Look for signs N.A.C. Stoneleigh approx. 2 miles after leaving the Coventry ring road.

Birmingham International Airport: 20 miles from the venue.

Coventry railway station 6 miles

Open to the public from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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#GoGlenys

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Today is the launch of our exciting new Morris Minor restoration project, working alongside Car SOS Presenter Fuzz Townshend to restore Glenys, the gorgeous Morris Minor, to her former glory!

Read the full story on our JustGiving page, where you can of course also buy a raffle ticket to win Glenys for just £2! At the end of the project, we will be donating all the proceeds from the Raffle to the Primrose Hospice in Bromsgrove.

You can watch the transformation of Glenys, her journey and her rise to fame, from start to finish  and everything in between on our Youtube Channel! Look out for the first video coming soon.

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Happy Birthday, David!

Everyone here at DMG would like to wish the main man himself, Mr David Manners, a very happy 75th birthday ūü鹬†¬†ūüéĀ

(although, as we’re sure you’ll all agree, he doesn’t look a day over 21!)

Have a lovely day, David!

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This week also marks 22 years since our MD, Kate Manners, joined the company!

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It wasn’t too many years after this photo was taken that Kate was earning her pocket money sorting through the 1 million keys that David had bought!

Talking about the odd jobs she used to do for the company, Kate said “For years I had to take keys¬†out of the large butter boxes they were in and put them onto the boards that are still up the back of the warehouse now. I get a shiver every time I go into the archive room and see them there, many still in the original butter boxes!”