Triple M Corner no.32

By September 18, 2016 Triple M corner

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 supercharged 750 cc ‘C’ Type Midget was MG’s third successful racing car variant after the 12/12 and Le Mans Midgets of 1930. In 1931 a team of ‘C’ Types swept the board at the last running of the Brooklands Double Twelve event, the winning car being driven by the Earl of March and C.S. Staniland who covered 1575 miles at an average speed of 65.63 mph. The first five places went to ‘C’ Type Midgets while three Austin Sevens filled positions seven to nine. This photo is another from the Motor Sport archive and is taken from a poor celluloid negative which has been subject to enhancement in Photoshop. (Image courtesy of LAT Photographic)