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Triple M corner no.221

By April 1, 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 Light Car & Cyclecar cover shows an MG Midget on Hustyn Hill possibly taking part in the 1931 MCC London-Lands End Trial. As can be seen in the magazine’s trhc, this edition is from March 25th 1932 and the cover is serving to advertise the 1932 event which was to take place on 3rd/4th April that year. If, as is probable the photo was taken at the previous years event, the Midget carrying competition number 202 is being driven by R.H. Day-Dewdney. While the car’s  registration plate is partially concealed, it is likely to be that of FJ 6110, a March or April 1929 Exeter registered car – thus making the Midget a very early production example indeed. The Donald Cowbourne archive lists the car among the MG contingent, although it is described as an 847 cc special, further muddying the waters.