Triple M Corner no.20

By May 13, 2016Triple 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.

J.A. Berry was a prolific Midget competitor throughout the early thirties. His M Type (MG 704) can be seen in at least three different guises in the surviving images. The first of these from the autumn of 1930 shows his car in standard trim among the competitors at a High Speed Trial event at Brooklands, while the image to be seen here (LAT 5426) reflects some of the changes made over the coming months. Most noticeable of these is the modified windscreen which has been fitted with taller side elements presumably to aid visibility with the hood erected. A modified manifold has also been fitted allowing the exhaust to exit to the bonnet side while the bore of the exhaust pipe is significantly larger than on the standard vehicle. By June 1932 Berry had the first McEvoy designed body fitted to MG 704, a photograph appearing in that months edition of Motor Sport.