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 7429 MG Midget Sportsman’s Coupe: These heavily retouched pre and post event photographs appeared in separate January 1931 editions of The Autocar. The car was entered for the 1931 Monte Carlo Rally by Francis Samuelson who in June of the previous year had competed in the Le Mans 24 hour race in a specially adapted Double Twelve version of the Midget. After Le Mans he took his Midget to Spa, the car having been entered for the Belgium 24 hour race the following weekend. Later in 1931 Samuelson took part once again in the Le Mans 24 hour race, on this occasion in a ‘C’ Type Midget. As is clear from the photographs car and crew successfully reached Monaco.