Triple M corner no.217

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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.

This Bill Brunell image of MG Midget UF 5796 seen here competing in the 1930 Brighton-Beer trial with E. Tebbs at the wheel was first published in the Auto Motor Journal. (see left-hand magazine snippet) The original plate survived and is now part of the Brunell image collection held by the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Triple M corner no.216

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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.

The Spring Shelsley event, held on 27th May 1933, was a damp and dreary affair according to contemporary reports. Surviving photographs confirm this with umbrellas raised and a wet track surface clear to see.  Three MG K3 Magnettes took part, including two of the Mille Miglia machines, one driven by Count Lurani, the second by Fay Taylour, a mount she shared with G.E.T. Eyston. The third Magnette was driven by E.R. Hall, who easily won his class, ascending the hill in 48.00 seconds. This photo is of Miss Taylour’s MG K3 awaiting the signal to start an ascent of the famous 1000 yard course. (LATplate C487 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.215

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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.

RX 9153 (2M/3150) was a 1932 season metal panelled MG Midget, built towards the end of the model’s production life, being subsequently replaced by the MG J2 later in the year. The panelled M Types were roomier than the earlier fabric skinned versions and this supercharged model was a full 10 MPH quicker, the addition of a blower adding £65 to the asking price over its predecessor. (It sold for £250) This photograph was one of a sequence taken to illustrate an Autocar road test, published 12th February 1932, a copy of which can be found on the MG Midget page, under ‘The cars’ in the open area of the website. (LAT plate E1921, courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.214

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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.

(LATplate C5789) This shot of MG Magnette BLP 484 was, according to the markings on the plate, taken on Hustyn during the 1935 MCC London-Land’s End Trial. Car and crew (driver: J.H. Hibbitt) appear to be taking a leisurely passage through the ford watched by the customary large crowds at this traditional spring event. (Photo courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.213

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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.

This photo (LATplate C8716) was taken in May 1936 during the running of that year’s MGCC’s Abingdon to Abingdon trial. The Autocar photographer carefully chose his moment to take this photograph of Cecil Kimber who appears to be spectating, although his car is wearing a competition plate. A picnic basket lies open on the hillside adjacent to his female companion.  An enlargement of the image also reveals that Kimber is carrying a 35mm Leica camera – what price a peak at some of his images? The MG Car Club’s official history records this solitary paragraph concerning the event:

June 1936: The Annual Abingdon-Abingdon Trial took place in May, starting as usual from the Factory with a running buffet provided by the company. A novelty this year was a special driving test held in the works grounds before the 110 competitors set off on a 45-mile run before the first of the trials hills. (Photo courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Postscript: Garry Waiting has pointed out that the car, alongside of which Kimber is standing, is a Singer Le Mans and therefore unlikely to be the vehicle he drove to the event!

Triple M corner no.212

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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.

Very little is know about this atmospheric Brooklands image. Its reference number indicates that it was taken in 1932 but the LAT plate number (B9038) is not specifically catalogued by Motorsport Images. The photographer was positioned at the top of the Member’s Banking adjacent to the Member’s Bridge when he took this shot, perfectly capturing the long Railway Straight in the background. The use of the short (1.1 mile) clockwise Mountain Circuit and the lack of spectators might indicate that this was taken at a club meeting while the participants racing numbers may provide clues should a reader have access to the appropriate Brooklands program or race card. The identity of MG Midget no.17 and its driver are of particular interest. (Photo courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.211

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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.

Following on from last week’s TMC image, here is a close up shot of the same MG J3 Midget (JB 2268) photographed en route during the 1933 Alpine Rally. W.E. Belgrave and his co-driver look remarkably refreshed and under-dressed for imminent competition, which might indicate that the driving for the day had yet to be undertaken. (LATplate C1518 – courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.210

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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.

This great photograph of W.E. Belgrave’s MG J3 Midget (JB 2268) speeding through an alpine village was taken at the July 1933 La Coupe Internationale des Alpes rally or Alpine Rally. The event was effectively a trial, although Motor Sport magazine reported that many drivers treated the 2000 kilometre event as a road race. The Alpine route took the cars through France, Switzerland and Italy along some treacherous mountain roads and passes. Belgrave and his 746 cc supercharged Midget won the Group V Coupe des Glaciers award, just pipping Donald Healey in his Riley.  (LATplate C1454 – courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.209

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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.

On the 9th May 1930 The Autocar published a road test of the development car for the racing M.G. Double Twelve models, which were later to be known in production form as MG Midget 8/45s. It was of course no coincidence that the JCC Double Twelve Race commenced at Brooklands that very day, continuing for a further twelve hours on Saturday 10th May. This car, featured above, was named ‘Shinio’ by H.N. Charles, M.G.’s Chief Engineer “…in honour of the large quantities of metal polish which had been expended on the engine’s internals.” Here the car was used in the header photo for the Autocar test report while a scanned copy of the original artwork from the LAT archive can be seen by way of a comparison. (Lower scan courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no. 208

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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.

20th April 1935: This photograph was taken on the observed Station Hill section of the 1935 MCC London-Land’s End Trial. Here, A. G. Douglas-Clease pilots his 1934 MG N Type Magnette (JB 3850) up the steep incline, to the delight of the spectators lining the route and his female passenger. (LATplate C5798 – courtesy of Motorsport Images)

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