Triple M corner no.210

By January 10, 2021Triple 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 great photograph of W.E. Belgrave’s MG J3 Midget (JB 2268) speeding through an alpine village was taken at the July 1933 La Coupe Internationale des Alpes rally or Alpine Rally. The event was effectively a trial, although Motor Sport magazine reported that many drivers treated the 2000 kilometre event as a road race. The Alpine route took the cars through France, Switzerland and Italy along some treacherous mountain roads and passes. Belgrave and his 746 cc supercharged Midget won the Group V Coupe des Glaciers award, just pipping Donald Healey in his Riley.  (LATplate C1454 – courtesy of Motorsport Images)