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.
WL 7171 is an Oxford built 1929 MG Midget which at one point was the factory press car. Many photos of this car survive, depicting it competing at Brooklands and at various MCC trials. The Bill Brunell photo seen here was taken on 6th June 1930 with L.A. Welch at the wheel showing the car ascending Park Rash while taking part in that year’s London-Edinburgh Trial. Welch however appears to be dressed for a day at the bowls club and not an arduous dusty trial, wearing a white Panama hat for the occasion. His attire did not seem to hinder him as he went on to gain a Gold award.