Triple M Corner no.35

By October 12, 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.

Up to 1927 the Edinburgh & District Motor Club regularly invited cars to participate in their internationally well know Scottish Six Days Trial, perhaps the toughest trial in the U.K. for both man and machine. After a six year hiatus when just motorcycles could be entered, the club once again opened-up the event to cars for its May 1933 running. Just 35 entries were received, the largest contingent being M.G.’s. The models represented were J2s and J3s with six of the former and two of the latter taking part. Here the J3 FS 6777 of D. Donaldson is seen gingerly approaching a water hazard, the photographer capturing the point at which the car is about to enter the water, with its reflection perfectly etched upon its surface. Although individual awards are not listed for this event in ‘Cowbourne’, Donaldson did pick up an award as a member of the three-car prize winning team. (Image courtesy of LAT Photographic Plate ref: C261)