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Triple M corner no.234

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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 Monte-des-Mules Hillclimb section of the Monte Carlo Rally takes place on the steep inclines surrounding the principality of Monaco. This LAT photo (B7488) was taken at the 1932 event and depicts W. Keppel in his MG ‘F’ Type Magna (RX 9413) rounding a hairpin bend above Monte Carlo. He went on to come second in his class behind Norman Black in another MG.  (Photo courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.233

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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 MG J3 Midget was a two-seater, 746 cc, supercharged version of the J2. This car, registered as MG 2348 was one of just 22 J3’s built and is seen here on an observed hill while taking part in the 1933 MCC London-Edinburgh trial. Driving the car that day was L. Castleton-Knight taking part for the first and last time in that event. Sadly, he failed to finish. (LATplate C613 – Courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M Corner no.232

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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.

Doreen Evans is seen here at the wheel of the Bellevue Garage MG R Type while competing at the March 1935 Inter-Varsity Speed Trials at Syston Park. (LATplate C8069 – Courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M Corner no. 231

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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.

WL 7171 is an Oxford built 1929 MG Midget which at one point was the factory press car. Many photos of this car survive, depicting it competing at Brooklands and at various MCC trials. The Bill Brunell photo seen here was taken on 6th June 1930 with L.A. Welch at the wheel showing the car ascending Park Rash while taking part in that year’s London-Edinburgh Trial. Welch however appears to be dressed for a day at the bowls club and not an arduous dusty trial, wearing a white Panama hat for the occasion. His attire did not seem to hinder him as he went on to gain a Gold award.

Wolseley Hornet specials no.55

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This snapshot image of London registered 1932 E.W. Hornet Special (YY 6360) shows the car beginning to look a little tired and frayed around the edges. Even the 1936 season Hillman Minx Saloon has seen better days, indicating the the photo was probably taken in the latter years of that decade, or maybe even post-war. Note the three almost completely bald tyres on view!

Triple M corner no.230

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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.

Venue : Donington Park Event: Nuffield Trophy Meeting Date:  4th July 1936. D.S. Hanley sits on the grid in his supercharged 746 cc MG prior to the start of the 10 lap (25 mile) Junior Handicap race. Hanley finished in third place behind Else (MG) and McLure (Riley) at an average speed of 54.31 mph. However, he did finish ahead of two very accomplished drivers in Ken Wharton (Austin) and Richard Bolster (Bolster Special) who finished fourth and fifth respectively. (LATplate C9382 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.229

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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 1935 MG PB has an engine that represents the zenith of pre-war development of the original 1928, wolseley designed and built 19 bhp Minor unit. While the MG PA engine retained it’s 847 cc, it did gain a three bearing crankshaft. This carried over to the PB model which now had an increased capacity, gained by enlarging the bore from the original 57mm to 60mm. This then enabled the twin SU unit to produce 43 bhp. Just 526 MG PBs were built. (LAT collection Autocar photoscan – Courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.228

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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.

On 5th July 1931 the Bugatti Owners Club held a motoring gymkhana for their members. Here 1930 MG Midget (MG 709) is seen taking part in one of the events although it’s not easy to establish what is going-on from this photo. The kneeling passenger in MG 709 looks to be holding a piece of ribbon which is atteched to the Morris Oxford’s calormeter. Alongside the MG  a Bugatti saloon has a similiar attachment, this time connected to the Aston Martin at its rear. Are there any suggestions as to what may be taking place? (Bill Brunell photo)

Triple M corner no.227

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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: 4th July 1936 Venue: Donington Park Occasion: BRDC Nuffield Trophy Meeting. Standing alongside the Bellevue Garage entered MG ‘R’ Type (no.2) are Doreen Evans, Goldie Gardner (right), Kenneth Evans and (presumably), the partly obscured Denis Evans. Just 19 days later Doreen was married to American Allan Phipps. To discover much more about Doreen Evans, read Geoff Broadhead’s fascinating article in the just released 2020 edition of the Triple M Yearbook, which can be ordered via this link. (LATplate C9400 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.226

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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.

KJ 6175 (2/M 3178) is a 1932 Kent registered metal panelled MG Midget. It was acquired by Richard Hyde in the late 1960’s as this photo portrays. As with so many things, life got in the way of the car’s restoration until earlier this year when Richard decided to part with it. It has now been purchased by forum member ‘Essexboyjim’ and its long awaited journey back to roadworthiness has begun at last.