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Triple M corner no.219

By March 14, 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.

LAT image (B3485) has featured here previously. This edited extract however concentrates on the two MG Midgets at the head of a long line of parked cars, all of which had stopped for breakfast while taking part in the 1930 MCC London-Lands End Trial. The lead 1929 Midget (being refuelled) can be identified from its competition number as being the mount of T.G. Clark who went on to win a Gold award. His car had sensibly been fitted with sidescreens for it’s overnight journey from Slough, the Launceston stop being scheduled for 9-45AM. The second Midget is a 1930 model, RP 8266 (competition no. 221). This one, driven by D. M. Dorr, did not feature among the awards and was retired later that day. (Information courtesy of Donald Cowbourne, photo courtesy of Motorsport Images.)