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.
Very little is know about this atmospheric Brooklands image. Its reference number indicates that it was taken in 1932 but the LAT plate number (B9038) is not specifically catalogued by Motorsport Images. The photographer was positioned at the top of the Member’s Banking adjacent to the Member’s Bridge when he took this shot, perfectly capturing the long Railway Straight in the background. The use of the short (1.1 mile) clockwise Mountain Circuit and the lack of spectators might indicate that this was taken at a club meeting while the participants racing numbers may provide clues should a reader have access to the appropriate Brooklands program or race card. The identity of MG Midget no.17 and its driver are of particular interest. (Photo courtesy of Motorsport Images) POSTSCRIPT: Knowledgeable MG historian Cathelijne Spoelstra writes; ” …it was the BARC Meeting of April 17 1933. The entry list for that event says Mr. W.G. Everitt carried no. 17 in the 8th race of the day, the Third Addlestone Mountain Handicap. According to Mike Hawke’s ’75 Years’, the car is J2120, not heard of since about 1952.”