The Triple M series of MG’s all belong to a family of models that commenced with the 1929 MG Midget and continued through to the mid-thirties via a long string of four and six cylinder OHC engined cars that forged the marques identity.
Date: 17th July 1937 Venue: Crystal Palace, London Event: London Grand Prix
The first running of the London Grand Prix was primarily a British affair although the eventual winner Prince Bira, driving an ERA, was a member of the Siamese royal family. This photo shows ‘Goldie’ Gardner circulating around the recently opened circuit in his streamlined MG Magnette (EX135), although his laps were for demonstration purposes only. He later reported by ‘Tannoy’ that the car was difficult to maneuver around the tight track. Just 14 cars started the race including a late invitee in the shape of John Bolster in his special. Motor Sport magazine reported that his surprise inclusion was greeted with delight by the crowd, although he held up the start of the race as a magneto required changing on the starting line. (LATplate C12494 courtesy of Motorsport Images)