Skip to main content
search

Triple M Corner no. 339

By 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. (Photo courtesy of Motorsport Images)

This LAT Collection image was taken on 31st March 1934 on one of the eight observed hills in Devon and Cornwall during the MCC London-Lands End trial. The 1932 MG Magna (PJ 5053) was being driven by well known trialist W.E. Kendrick, who went on to collect a Premier Award.

Triple M Corner no.338

By 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 1933 running of the Brighton & Hove Motor Club’s Brigton-Beer Trial took place on the 25th June. Seen here on one of the six observed hills is J.H. Freeman‘s supercharged MG J3 Midget (UF 9995). It was a good day for Freeman who went on to collect a First Class Award. (LATplate C956 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M Corner no.337

By 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 Brighton & Hove Motor Club’s Brighton-Beer Trial was a major event on the trials’ calendar with many well-known protagonists taking part. This LAT Collection image was taken over the weekend of 16th-17th June 1934 and depicts MG P Type (MG 3141) being wrestled up a steep Devon incline by driver C. Threadgold who finished the event with a Second Class Award. (LAT plate C 4076 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M Corner no.336

By 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.

Marshall supercharged, MG PB (JB 7524) was one of the factory sponsored Cream Cracker team cars for the 1935-36 trials season. This photo was taken at the 1938 running of the North West London Motor Club’s Lawrence Cup Trial held on the 28th May that year. According to Motor Sport the going was tough following heavy rain, well illustrated here by the crew’s need for assistance up a steep slope on Bagshot Heath. The car survives and was owned until recently by the late Peter Green. (LAT Plate C14637 appears here courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M corner no.335

By 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.

This black & white positive image was taken from a ‘Motor’ 35 mm negative and depicts a 1934 MG NA Magnette (JB 6864) competing in the Colmore Trophy, an event which took place on 22nd February 1936. The car was driven by C.C. Evans who wasn’t among the awards that day. (Photograph courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M Corner no.334

By Triple M corner

MG 2075 (J2554) was first registered in 1933 to H Walrond. However this LAT Collection (C13529) photo was taken in February 1938 at the Maidstone & Mid-Kent Car Club’s Blossom Trial with an unknown driver at the wheel of ‘Honest John’. The Teddy Bear affixed to the crossmember is probably the reason for the mirth amongst the spectators. (Photo courtesy of Motorsport Images)

Triple M Corner no.333

By 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 MG C Type Montlhery Midget was a direct descendent of the MG M Type Midget of 1929. It came about following the winning of the overall Team Prize achieved by a sextet of privately entered, albeit factory prepared M Types at the Brooklands Double-Twelve race held in the spring of 1930. As a result of this success the MG EX120 (fitted with a 746 cc OHC engine) was developed at Abingdon for a successful record-breaking attempt at the Montlhery circuit near Paris in February 1931. The outcome of this further success was a limited production run of 44 cars based upon the record breaker, resulting in an emphatic triumph at the 1931 running of the Double -Twelve race when 13 C Types took part and ended up occupying the first five places overall. These Motor Sport photographs appear here courtesy of the LAT Collection.

Triple M Corner no.332

By 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.

MG Magna (BPA 60) was first registered  to J.H. Leedale in Surrey in early November 1933 who then went on to enter all three major MCC trials in 1934. The two images seen here were both taken over the weekend of 18th & 19th May whilst he was competing in the 1934 MCC London – Edinburgh trial where he gained a Premier Award. (Both images ex Tim Harding Collection)

Triple M corner no.331

By 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.

This photograph depicts what is quintessentially an English summer weekend scene. Although the protaganists are not in shot the spectators are almost crtainly watching a cricket match on their village green. The occupants of this 1932 Bristol registered MG Midget (HY 3519) have stopped at the roadside to take in the spectacle and to listen to the sound of leather upon willow and the polite applause that follows the scoring of a boundary. They may even retrieve the ball should it come their way.

Triple M corner no.330

By 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.

This is the fourth occasion that 1930 MG Midget (WM 5228) has featured in this spot. This excellent photograph was taken at an unknown location, the setting suggesting the Scottish Highlands perhaps?

Close Menu