Triple M Corner no.7

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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.

1932 MG J2 Midget RX 9980

The J2 Midget succeeded the M Type and was announced to the world via 5th August 1932 editions of both the Light Car and The Autocar. Just a single broadside view of the new car appeared in the Light Car while an array of images greeted The Autocar reader along with a full Road Test report (No.739). On the 18th February 1933 the car that was the subject of that road test, RX 9980 was photographed while taking part in the SUNBAC Colmore Trial on the Warwickshire/Gloucestershire borders. It was driven by J.R. Temple and carried a female passenger. It’s seen here fording a stream in what looks to be very cold conditions with evidence of snow on the ground. The car and crew performed particularly well as they collected a First Class Award for their toils. Could J.R. Temple be associated with Temple Press, the publishers of both the Motor and Light Car magazines? (LAT Plate B9477)

Triple M Corner no.6

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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.

Fingle Bridge, Dartmoor 29th December 1934

Three MGs , two Midgets and a Magna await their turn in a beautiful winter setting before ascending the hill at Fingle Bridge during the course of the 1934 MCC London-Exeter Trial. Leading the way in car number 165 is H.E.F. Maddrell who went on to collect a Silver award as did R.J. Harter in the Magna (166) at the rear. A close examination of this LAT image C5153 reveals that the almost completely concealed competition number of the middle car ends in a 7. If the car’s competition number was 167 then it was driven by J. Shewell-Cooper who also went on to collect a Silver award.

Triple M Corner no.5

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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.S.R. Payne’s Magna Coupe is seen here competing in the 1935 MCC ‘Lands End’ Trial where the pairing gained a Bronze award. The ‘L’ Magna was powered by a 1086 cc six cylinder OHC engine (a smaller version of the 1271 cc unit) This photo was almost certainly taken by the noted automotive photographer W.J. Brunell and is an LAT ‘Motor’ plate reference 739-8.

Triple M Corner no.4

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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.

This LAT Photo Scan was taken at the 1935 ‘Abingdon’ trial and features one of the three musketeer team cars Aramis (JB 4750) being enthusiastically driven through what looks to be a farm yard, or could this be the rear of the MG Abingdon factory? The car, is a six cylinder MG NE Magnette, but who was driving at this time was not captioned on the reverse of the photo and neither were the details of the location. Hopefully one of the Triple M experts will provide this missing data.

Triple M Corner no.3

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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.

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.

Triple M Corner no.2

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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.

This MG K3 Magnette JB 1046 was driven by G W J H Wright in the 1933 Monte Carlo Rally finishing 64th in its class. This image featured in the 27th January 1933 edition of The Autocar. (Retouched photo – LAT Photographic)

Triple M Corner no.1

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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.

Seen above is a 1934 season MG L1 Magna Continental Coupe which first appeared in the 1st September 1933 edition of The Autocar. Despite a striking two-tone colour scheme the model was a very slow seller with just 100 finding customers. The six cylinder crossflow head 1086 CC engine produced 41 bhp while the car was stopped by 12″ drum brakes operated by cables. The car cost £350 at launch. (LAT Photo scan)