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Classics Captured at DMG

We have had some stunning cars visit us here at DMG over the past couple of months. Here are just a few of our absolute favourites for you to enjoy!

Meet the team - Paul

This week meet Paul, our Sales Advisor who celebrated 15 years at DMG starting back in 2004...

Coffee & Classics 2019 - Spilling the beans!

What a fantastic turnout we had for our Coffee & Classics morning on Friday 27th September. Thank you to all of our wonderful staff and customers for your help in raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support...

New Winter Open Hours from Monday 30th September

From Monday 30th September our weekday opening hours will be changing for the Winter season. We will be open from 8.00am up until 6.00pm Monday to Friday...

Simon & Son and the Rusty Road 2 Recovery!

Our very own Simon Carr who is a sales advisor here at DMG is keeping the love of classic cars alive in the family.

His summer holiday this year was a much anticipated trip to Cornwall in his Triumph PI with his son Toby. Toby has certainly been bitten by the classic car bug as his dad bought him an Austin A35 four years ago when he was just 12...

Coffee & Classics - Friday 27th September

It's back! We are thrilled to announce that we will once again be hosting our Classic Car themed Macmillan Coffee Morning next month on Friday 27th September...

Meet the team - Iwan

This week meet Iwan who has worked as a Sales Advisor at DMG since September 2017...

Picture Perfect David!

Today we had a visit from the West Midlands Growth Company who are featuring our very own David Manners in a 'picture book' project...

DMG just keep on giving!

Black Country Women's Aid were back at DMG today as our staff have once again donated loads more clothes, toys and homeware that we are giving to this great cause...

A marvellous Mini Evening

On Tuesday 9th July we hosted our 16th annual Classic mini Open Evening. The event was extra special this year as we celebrated 60 years of the Mini and enthusiasts turned up in their droves, making this one of our busiest and best open evenings yet...

Classic Mini Open Evening 2019

We are thrilled to announce that our annual Classic Mini Open Evening will return for its 16th year on Tuesday 9th July 2019! Owners and enthusiasts alike are invited to what promises to be another fantastic event, and this year is extra special as we celebrate 60 amazing years of the Mini...

Goodbye weekend working, hello family time!

Following on from our Summer Opening Times announcement, we have taken the decision to no longer trade on a Saturday with our last day being 15th June 2019...

Happy Retirement Mary!

After 15 years loyal service, we say farewell to Mary Walton (pictured 2nd right) from our Accounts department today. All of the DMG staff wish Mary the very best. Good luck Mary in your future endeavours...

Happy Easter Everyone!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Happy Easter! Please note that we will be closed for the Bank Holiday weekend on Friday 19th April and will be open as usual from 9am on Tuesday 23rd April...

New Extended Summer Opening Hours

Great news! Starting from 13th May we are extending our opening times for the summer! So now you will have even more time in the morning and in the evening to get the parts you need for your classics! 😀⏰

British Mini Day – 12th May 2019

Who’s visiting the British Mini Day taking place at Himley Hall on Sunday 12th May? We’ll be there, and if you pre-order your parts before the show you can pick up on the day with an exclusive Mini Fair discount!...

David Manners awarded Freedom of the Borough

We are very proud to announce that our very own David Manners has been made an honorary Freeman of Sandwell!
David was recognised for his innovation and entrepreneurship in commerce and his local community work at a special ceremony at Sandwell Council House in Oldbury...

DMG are proud finalists at the FBOTY2019 Awards!     

Thanks to your continued support we are delighted to announce that we have been promoted to ‘finalist’ for the #FBOTY2019 Awards!..

9 things to consider before restoring a classic car

Have you ever dreamed of restoring a classic car? Have you ever wondered whether it will be worth the blood, sweat and tears to restore a classic car back to its former glory? Here are our top tips to help you when considering a restoration project...

DMG show their support for local charity

Here at DMG we’ve been encouraging our employees to have a spring clear out and bring in any unwanted clothes, toys and homeware. We’re so proud of the efforts made by all of our staff and today we were able to donate all these boxes of essential items to Black Country Women’s Aid, an independent charity supporting survivors of domestic abuse in the West Midlands...

Which classic car is the best investment?

When it comes to deciding which classic car is the best investment we know which we’d choose. You need to do your research before you purchase your dream classic car, however, there’s plenty of evidence that classics can make great investments...

DMG shortlisted for regional award in 2019!

We are very excited to be shortlisted for the Midlands region of the Family Business of the Year Awards 2019! The awards, organised by Family Business United, recognise the contribution, heritage and values of family firms across the UK...

Mini Fair – Sunday 27th January 2019

Who’s visiting Mini Fair 2019 in a couple of weeks?! We’ll be there, and if you pre-order your parts before the show you can pick up on the day with an exclusive Mini Fair discount...

2019 DMG Event Guide

Here you will find details of the exciting events taking place during the first part of 2019. You can take advantage of exclusive event discounts, just make sure that you pre-order your parts before the event and they will then be available to collect on the day...

A year of celebrations for classic cars!

2019 is a bumper year for birthdays with many classic cars hitting an important milestone. Fiat, and Renault will celebrate 120 years and Bentley & Citroen turn 100, to name just a few...


Merry Christmas Everyone!

We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We close today and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January. Enjoy the festivities!!

DMG reflect on 2018

2018 has been a fantastic year and we want to share some of our best memories with you...

How to beat condensation in your classic this winter

Condensation at this time of year can cause a real problem for the classic car enthusiast. It is a familiar sight to see a fogged up car with the driver unable to see, this can be annoying, time consuming and dangerous...

DMG win big at the Midlands Family Business Awards 2018!

We are thrilled to announce that DMG won in both of the categories we were shortlisted for last night at the Midlands Family Business Awards Ceremony! Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer of the Year 🏆

December Opening Times

Please note that we will be closed on Saturdays throughout December! Our opening hours will remain the same Monday-Friday.

Fuzz Townshend keeps your classic running this winter

Fuzz Townshend stopped by at DMG recently to stock up on parts ready for the winter months; follow his trip around our warehouse and see what parts he relies on to keep his classics running all year round...

Vote for DMG to win the People’s Choice Award!

DMG have been nominated for a People’s Choice Award! As a 2018 finalist we are automatically entered into the People’s Choice category, which is decided purely by public vote...

Hats On 4 Ben

On Wednesday 10th October our DMG employees took part in Hats on for Mental Health Day raising money for Ben – Support for Life charity...

Classics and a cuppa!

On a lovely sunny Friday morning lots of beautiful classic cars turned up to our second Macmillan Coffee Morning...

Our Saturday Opening Times Are Changing

Please note that from 1st October 2018 our Oldbury trade counter will be closing at midday on Saturdays. We will be open from 9am - 5:30pm during the week as normal.

DMG in the running for top award!

DMG is delighted to be announced as a finalist in two categories of the Midlands Family Business Awards! We’ve been shortlisted for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award, and Employer of the Year Award...

Coffee & Classics is back! – Friday 28th September 2018

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Classic Car themed Macmillan Coffee Morning called Coffee & Classics on Friday 28th September!..

DMG make the Sandwell Top 50 Companies list

We’re very excited to have made the list of Sandwell’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in 2018!..

Mini Open Evening 2018

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...

Pedal Power!

We are extremely proud of our sales team - Dave Woakes, Jack Weston & Adam Wellings who recently completed Pedal for Parkinsons. The team completed the 20 mile bike ride and raised lots of money for a fantastic cause. Well done guys!

Classics in the sunshine

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!

Classic Mini Open Evening – Tuesday 10th July

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!

Captured Classics at DMG

With all of the lovely weather we have had over the past month we have had some stunning cars come to visit us here at DMG. Check out some photos of our favourites.

Look out for our fantastic new websites coming soon!

Did you know that we have four brand new websites coming very soon?! Here is a sneak peek of our new Morris Minor site…

Happy Easter Everyone!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Happy Easter! Please note that we will be closed for the Bank Holiday weekend on Friday 30th March and will be open as usual from 9am on Tuesday 3rd April.

DMG in the Community

Today we had the pleasure of visiting Thimblemill Library, just down the road from DMG, where David Manners presented the Friends of Thimblemill Library with a cheque to help support the upkeep and running of this integral community.

Celebrating International Women’s Day at DMG!

Today is International Women’s Day! So here at DMG we are celebrating the successes we have seen over the past few years with Kate Manners at the helm as our Managing Director...

DMG shortlisted for two awards!

We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories for the West Midlands FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards! Family Business of the Year and West Midlands Community Award...

Mini Fair – Bingley Hall

It was great to see so many of our customers and fellow classic car enthusiasts at the Mini Fair which took place at Bingley Hall recently. This was our very first event of the year and it was a great success...

Congratulations Kate!

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to our MD Kate Manners, who is celebrating a work anniversary today – 23 years at DMG!

DMG launch the Family Fund Scheme

DMG are the proud new sponsors of Bustleholme FC! This is part of our DMG Family Fund, where each year staff members can nominate a worthy local cause and we will choose one to support for the year.

Happy Retirement David Field!

After 20 years loyal service, we said farewell to our expert Parts Advisor David Field who retired on Friday 22nd December. Our MD, Kate Manners presented David with some gifts from all of the DMG staff and wished him well for the future. Good luck David in your future endeavours!


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