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.
MG J2 Midget RX 9980 was the factory’s press car, featuring in most of the material to be seen at the car’s launch in early August 1932. This image was taken some four month later on December 10th. On this occasion it was being driven by A.W.F. Smith in the London-Gloucester Trial where Smith picked up a Silver Cup award. This certainly wasn’t the car’s only competitive outing as images exist of it taking part in the following year’s (Feb 33) Colmore Trial, this time being driven by J. Temple. (LAT Autocar photoscan courtesy of Motorsport Images.)