Are you attending the Morris Minor Owners Club 40th Anniversary Rally?
If you are, you can now pre-order your parts from us for the show.
Phone: 0121 544 5522
Kathy Ling has been a member of the Shropshire M.M.O.C since it began 40 years ago, she first discovered Morris Minors when she went on her first date with now husband of 50 years. She remembers the date clearly; having to push a broken down Morris Minor up Coleport Bank in high heels.
In 2000 there was a push for people to do something different, Kathy had always wanted to do a London Marathon. So she took up running and has now been running for 16 years.
When she first started Kathy joined the Wrekin Road Runners and competed in her first run in Wolverhampton with getting lost (29mile), 3 marathons’ all together. Next she went on to the Berlin Run with Wreckin Road Runners which was a 6hr plus run but the people were vey supportive and the atmosphere was great. Kathy also went on to do a London Marathon, a midnight run around Norway, Moscow and St Peters which happened to be her favorite thus far and not stopping there she went on to Reykjavik and did 3 races in one day (impressive).
At 65 she did 3 triathlons but kept falling off the bike due to inner ear problems but that didn’t stop her; she went on to do the Ben Nevis Marathon at -3, which Kathy said “ I wont be doing that again”, this was from Morecombe bay to Grains over sands.
On Kathy’s 70th she had done 124 races over 12 months, her favorite being the More Care Challenge which was a ½ marathon across four different rivers. Kathy informs us that her next run is at the Faroe Islands, which is also a ½ Marathon.
Not forgetting in June Kathy will be running another ½ marathon in June to help raise money for Matthew Cooper who is a 11 year old boy from Telford who during the summer holidays last year became suddenly ill and taken to hospital. Which they later found cancerous tumors on his brain and spine. Matt had major surgery at Birmingham Children Hospital but due to complications suffered strokes, which has left him paralyzed, unable to breathe for himself or talk. Matthew has been there ever since and won’t be allowed home until his house is suitable for his needs. So if you would like to help bring Matthew and his parents get back home then you can sponsor Kathy Ling on her run at the following link.
Morris Minor Open Day 2016
Firstly everyone at DMG would like to thank all the people that came to our Morris Minor open day on Saturday 9th April and made it a success, we couldn’t be happier with the response we had and we will definitely be looking to do it again next year.
We’d also like to thank local acoustic artists John Langford, David Coughlin and Billy Spake Mon for coming along to entertain our guests on the evening and Alison Elvins from Ducafe for keeping everyone provided with refreshments, which were very much enjoy by our customers and staff. Also Julia Attwood for providing information on insurance and Footman James for their initiative to promote young drivers.
We received some brilliant feedback from our customers
“A very good afternoon, a bit chilly and damp later, but it’s April and Britain so about right. A very good turn out, look forward to next year.
Many thanks to the team who organised it all. – Martyn Westley”
“Thank you for having us. It was a very enjoyable afternoon and thank you for the goodie bag, drink and the warm welcome. – Cameron Shaw”
“Please bring it down south- Jordan Partridge”
Finally thank you to our staff for making arranging the event and making sure it all ran smoothly. (Joy, Vikki, Simon, Mike Lennon, Jack Weston, Paul Grainger, Kevin Emery, Michael Hadley and Kate Manners)
– by Sophie Jones
Murray Scullion of ClassicCarsForSale.co.uk recently published an article detailing the dangers of Classic Car Shows after an incident which occurred at an event in Malta.
The article stated that ‘the UK’s tightly-controlled safety regulations would all but rule out a repeat of the crash that injured 20 people at a Malta show earlier this month
‘Tim Swietochowski, acting head of communications for the Motor Sports Association (MSA), said there was no need for knee-jerk reactions following the accident in Malta. He said: ‘Drawing comparisons between regulated motor sport events in the UK – with licensed competitors, officials and venues, marshals and comprehensive technical and sporting regulations – and a motor show in Malta is like comparing apples with oranges.’
The organisers of this month’s Dukeries Rally – relocated from its traditional Sherwood Forest venue due to safety concerns – said they were confident the public will be safe when the event returns at Donington Park Circuit on 25 October’
We thought it was time for a new Instagram Spotlight, as we came across @nathanmini
Check out his profile for wonderful pictures of Classic Minis and other classic car related bits!
Last month we helped to support the Royal Air Force Mini Club with their 75th Annual Battle of Britain Run, long term member James Goodright came to visit us with his wonderful Custom Classic Mini! Click here to visit their official Facebook page Originally owned by John Cooper himself, the mini is an ex-press car which he has restored over the last 8 months. James has owned the car for 18 years and it hasn’t broken down once (Touch wood!)
He’s a regular customer here at DMG, and we’re very happy to be able to give back and to support such a great event! With its rich history, one off interior and custom mixed paint, you can see why he loves this car so much