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2020

Welcome to our Virtual Classic Car Show - Part 2!

We had just too many fabulous classic cars for just one virtual show, so here is another batch of our favourites! Can you spot your car?...

Welcome to our Virtual Classic Car Show!

You can't come to us, so we are bringing our Virtual Classic Car Show to you!

9 Revs to Summer - Part 3!

In our '9 Revs to Summer' guide we share with you 9 key areas to ensure your classic is ready to go. In the final edition we feature the last 3 jobs that need to be done...!

Enjoy exclusive discount as an owners club member

As  a member of an owners club you can take advantage of a whole host of exclusive benefits at DMG...

Win a years trade discount!

For your chance to win a years trade discount simply answer these questions on our Facebook post...

Keiran's MGB Story

Sales Advisor, Keiran Reid, gives an insight into owning his MGB 'Molly' and how he keeps the car in perfect condition...

Counter Closure Update

The Directors are committed to keeping their staff and customers safe and having completed a risk assessment we have concluded we are not ready to open the counter at this time...

Happy Fathers's Day from DMG!

Spoil your car-mad Dad with the perfect range of gift ideas at DMG!

9 Revs to Summer - Part 2

In our '9 Revs to Summer' guide we share with you 9 key areas to ensure your classic is ready to go. In this second edition we feature the next 3 jobs that need to be done...!

Stock up for the Bank Holiday!

Why not take advantage of the long weekend this Spring Bank Holiday? Stock up on those parts and accessories and get to work on that project car...

Adam works from home during Covid19

This week, Adam Wellings, our ECommerce Executive shares his experience of working from home during the current Covid19 situation. "Since the start of the Corona Virus outbreak, I have been working from home to keep our Ebay shop up and running, so we can continue to provide our customers with parts and accessories online, whilst helping to maintain social distancing...

We will be here to serve you this Bank Holiday!

Great news... we will be here to serve you on Friday 8th May! Please not we'll be operating a phones sales only service on this date. We will be unable to send out goods due to the bank holiday, as a result parcels ordered on this day will take longer to reach you than normal...

Social Distancing at DMG!

Our very own Jack Weston & Keiran Reid are setting a good example and maintaining social distancing in their classic cars here at DMG. See even MG and Triumph enthusiasts can get along..... at a safe distance of course!

Simon's Covid19 Story

Today we hear from our sales advisor, Simon who talks about how it has been for him still been coming in to work during to the current Covid19 situation….

“Following the lock down, we have been working on a skeleton staff basis. A few key staff members have been working 12 hour days, dealing with ways to enable the supply of Classic Car DMG parts to be supplied to customers...

9 Revs to Summer - Part 1!

Are you currently in lockdown and looking to spend some time reviving your classic ready for the summer?! In our '9 Revs to Summer' guide we will share with you 9 key areas to ensure your classic is ready to go. In this first edition we include the first 3 jobs that need to be done...!

Keiran's Furlough Story

Our sales advisor, Keiran who talks about how it has been for him on furlough leave due to the current Covid19 situation...

Happy Easter Everyone!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Happy and safe Easter! Please note that we will be closed for the Bank Holiday weekend on Friday 10th April and will open as usual from Tuesday 14th April...

DMG partners with even more Owners Clubs in 2020!

We are thrilled to announce that we are offering club discount to another five owners clubs!We will be offering discounted prices on parts to all members of Birmingham Mini Owners Club, Jaguar Clube Portugal, Jaguar XK Car Club, Mini Clan & South Staffs MG Car Club...

1972 Triumph Dolomite Restoration Project

Our very own Scott Willetts, Warehouse Coordinator, shares some photos of his 1972 Triumph Dolomite Restoration project. Scott purchased the car in 2018 from a gentleman in Derby for very little money. The gentleman brought the car wanting to restore it but couldn’t get the engine started, then decided to sell due to more work needed than he first thought...

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Join us at the MG & Triumph Spares Day on Sunday 9th February

Who's visiting the International MG & Triumph Spares Day in a few weeks?! We'll be there, and if you pre-order your parts before the show you can pick them up on the day with an exclusive show discount! Speak to one of our sales advisors on 0121 544 4444 to find out more..

Exclusive Owners Club Discount

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with the following clubs for 2020! We will be offering discounted prices on parts to all members of Club Triumph, Gay Classic Car Group, The Stag Owners Club, TR Drivers Club and Triumph 2000 / 2500 / 2.5 Register...

2019

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We close today and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Enjoy the festivities!!

DMG reflect on 2019

2019 has been a fantastic year and we want to share some of our best memories with you...

DMG wear their festive knits for Joseph's Goal

It's been a very festive day here at DMG with staff wearing their Christmas jumpers raising money for Joseph's Goal...

DMG to help Blind Dave Escape from Colditz

We had a great time at the Hawthorns recently where we joined Blind Dave for the launch of his Escape from Colditz adventure, an epic 800 mile cycle ride from Colditz Castle to the Hawthorns. We are proud to be supporting this fantastic journey which is hoping to raise £75,000 for charity...

Win some great festive treats in Countdown to Christmas!

Our Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar is back again this year starting on Monday 2nd December and continuing throughout the month...

Free Radio Mission Christmas

We are thrilled to be supporting Free Radio Mission Christmas this year, helping to make Christmas Day different for local children living in poverty. Please be part of our mission...

Meet 'Molly' the MGB GT!

Keiran Reid at DMG tells us more about his pride and joy affectionately known as 'Molly' the MGB GT!

"I purchased my MGB GT back in November 2018. It is one of the last Mk2 MGB GT’s, registered on 1st August 1971. It once lived on the grounds off the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in Berkshire....

MG TF Car Restoration Project

Today we are sharing Ray Bennetts fantastic restoration story. 45 years ago Ray rebuilt an MG TF (reg JAP 415) but has no idea where this is now. At the same time a man living on the same street also decided to rebuild his MG TF. Eventually Ray asked the man for first refusal when he came to sell his car....

David hard at work!

Our very own David Manners was busy over the weekend overseeing the replacement of old containers with new ones for better storage. DMG are making more space to help keep the yard clear and easier for bringing in big deliveries and potential building extension for the future...

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...

David Manners donates part to help out MG Alzheimers customer

We were delighted to help out our friend James Davis from MG Alzheimers this morning. Here is David Manners donating some new hinges for James's MGA after the door fell off at an event recently...

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! 😀⏰

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...

MG & Triumph Spares Day – Sunday 10th February 2019

Who’s visiting the MG & Triumph Spares Day 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 show discount...

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...

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.

Make sure you save the dates in your diaries and more details will be available for each event nearer to the time.

We look forward to seeing our regular customers, enthusiasts and some new faces throughout the year!

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...

2018

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!..

Mazda MX-5 Open Day – Saturday 4th August 2018

On Saturday 4th August we hosted our second ever Mazda MX-5 Open Day. We enjoyed some fantastic weather and there was a great turnout with a large variety of gorgeous MX-5 cars turning up on the summer afternoon...

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!..

Join us at the Mazda MX-5 Open Day!

David Manners Group, based in Oldbury, are once again hosting their annual Mazda MX-5 Open Day which is returning for its second year following a successful launch in 2017. This time it will take place on Saturday 4th August, and owners and enthusiasts alike are invited to what promises to be another fantastic event...

Pedal Power!

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!

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!

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…

Matt Tomkins from Practical Classics visits DMG

We were delighted to be able to help out Matt Tomkins from Practical Classics earlier this morning, when he was in need of 20w60 oil, an oil filter and a new coil and some heater pipe...

MG & Triumph Open Day – Saturday 14th April

On Saturday 14th April we hosted our first ever MG & Triumph Open Day. On a beautiful sunny spring afternoon the event attracted a great variety of cars including gorgeous MGB’s, MGTD’s, Midget’s, Sprite’s , Triumph Stag’s and GT6’s to name but a few...

Join us at our first ever MG & Triumph Open Day! Saturday 14th April

Will you be joining us for our first ever MG & Triumph Open Day on Saturday 14th April? Entry is free, and we will be offering trade discount on all MG & Triumph parts...

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...

MG & Triumph Spares Day

On Sunday 11th February we attended our second event of 2018 at the MG & Triumph Spares Day which was held at the Stoneleigh Park in Kenilworth...

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.

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.

DMG join forces with the Midget & Sprite Club

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Midget and Sprite Club and we will be offering discounted prices on parts to members of the club. We look forward to working with the club in 2018 and in the future.

2017

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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