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.
G.E.T. Eyston was a prolific motoring record-breaker throughout the thirties decade, included among which was the World Land Speed Record, held on three separate occasions in ‘Thunderbolt’. He set many other records in MGs’ and here he is seen on Pendine Sands on 4th January 1932 about to undertake an attempt on the ‘flying mile’. His vehicle of choice for this attempt was RX 8306, a 1931 MG C Type Midget. The car survives and is now in the custodianship of Chris Cadman, who continues to use it in competition, but not as far as it is known, for record-breaking attempts. (Re-touched image courtesy of LAT – Autocar photoscan)