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Triple M Corner no. 240

By October 8, 2021October 11th, 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.

A team of MG C Type Montlhéry Midgets was entered for the 1931 running of the Junior Car Club’s ‘Double Twelve‘ race held on the 8th & 9th May at Brooklands. The winning car on handicap was that driven by Freddie (Earl of) March and Chris Staniland. Their 746 cc Midget covering a total distance of 2441 kilometres over the 24 hour period. It is seen here about to negotiate the Members Banking with March at the wheel. The first five placings went to  C Type Midgets, an amazing feat. However, the Motor Sport magazine correspondent reported  that he found the race “uninteresting”, which may have been part of the reason behind a JCC decision to drop the event from their annual schedule from then on. (LAT photoscan courtesy of Motorsport Images)