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Triple M corner no.264

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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 its launch in August 1932, the MG J2 Midget was a brisk seller. The example seen here  competing in the August 1933 London-Barnstable Trial (APB 92) was first registered in December 1932 in the county of Surrey. This great action shot can be found in the LAT archive and carries plate reference C1374. The names of the crew are not known to the writer. (Photo courtesy of Motorsport Images).

Triple M corner no.263

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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.

A.W.F. Smith was an early purchaser of the MG J2 Midget, buying YY 4 in September 1932. He went on to compete in the car until late into the decade winning many awards along the way.  This edited extract from LATplate C24 was taken during the March 1933 running of the MCC’s London-Land’s End Trial, where Smith gained a Premier Award. (Image courtesy Motorsport Images)

Triple M Corner no.262

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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 Mike Hawk book 75 years of the J2 MG reveals that a Mr. Humphris was the driver of NV 1754, a late 1932 registered MG J2, which is seen here competing at the Chiltern C. C. Trial on 19th February 1939. According to Hawke, the car was fitted with a 746 cc engine. (LAT ‘Motor’ 35 mm film – Courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Wolseley Hornet Specials no.63

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Two Wolseley Hornet Specials collected awards at the 1934 Ramsgate (Kent) Concours event. Both cars were Kent residents, AKO 516 being first registered in 1933 while AKT 734 followed in March or April 1934, the unknown female owner of AKT is seen here collecting her 1st prize from a local dignatory. The Kent constabulary were out in force along with an AA patrol man, presumably to keep the crowds and competing vehicles in order. (LATplate C4250 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M Corner no.261

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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.

MY 1212 is a Middlesex registered 1929 MG Midget captured on film at the 1932 Autocar sponsored Caravan Rally which was being held that year in Minehead, Somerset. This is one of two images of the car clearly displaying its 1929 origins with its rod-operated front brakes on view. Other modifications and accessories include the tail mounted spare wheel and dummy spinners. (LATplate B8955 – Courtesy of Motorsport Images) See also IOTW no.624.

Wolseley Hornet Specials no.62

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Throughout the Twenties and Thirties seaside resorts along the south coast of the UK held annual ‘beauty contests’ for cars under the concours d’elegance banner. They attracted huge crowds to coastal towns such as Eastbourne, Ramsgate, Bexhill and in this case Weymouth. On the 12th September 1934 a 1932 Wolseley Hornet Eustace Watkins Special (UF 8870) sits in a long line of vehicles on the Weymouth Esplanade or ‘prom’, which is where the cars were viewed by the judges and public alike, while the proud owners stood alongside in their finery. (LATplate C4776 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple-M corner no.260

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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 C Type Montlhéry Midget was M.G.’s racing car successor to the 1930 Double Twelve and Le Mans Midgets. Introdued for the 1931 racing season, the C Types went on to outshine allcomers at the 1931 (and last) Brooklands Double Twelve event with the top five places going to the model while another two cars finished further down the field. Throughout the remainder of 1931 and 1932 the 746 cc supercharged cars achieved outstanding success where ever they raced, establishing M.G.’s racing pedigree in the process. This official M.G. photograph has been severely doctored by Autocar’s graphic artists, the resulting profile appearing in the 7th April 1933 edition on page 573. (LAT photoscan courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M Corner no.259

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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 1934 Mannin Beg, a race around the streets of Douglas, Isle of Man took place on 31st May that year. The 19 car field was made up of 11 MG Magnettes, 5 Rileys, an MG C Type, a McEvoy Hornet and a Singer. It was to be an attritional race with just 8 finishers, all bar one of these being an MG. Here Roy Eccles is pictured in his MG Magnette descending Summer Hill onto the promenade. Eccles was to finish fifth at an average speed of 66.78 mph, behind the Magnettes of Black, Dodson, Eyston and Martin. (A photo from the LAT collection, courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.258

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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.

Date: 12th May 1934 Venue: Donington Park

The third race at this May 34 Donington meeting was for blown or unblown cars up to 1100cc over five laps. A field of nine took part with Rayson’s Riley the runaway winner, 49 seconds ahead of C.E. Martin in his MG L Type Magna (37). Here Martin is seen battling with H.L. Maddick in a similar Magna (20) who ended up in fourth position after being passed on the last lap by A.J. Cormack in his Alta. (LATplate C3412A courtesy of Motorsport Images)