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Triple M corner no.242

By October 25, 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.

Here is a further image from the 1931 RAC International Tourist Trophy race which was run over the Ards circuit in Northern Ireland on 22nd August that year. This photo shows the Crabtree/Dobson MG C Type Midget (no.40) and an identical car driven by Hall/Smith (no.48) battling alongside each other towards the front of the field. Motor Sport magazine wrote that the pair were “…in a duel that was to last for many laps until Hall was forced to retire”. Crabtree was eventually to bring his 746 cc supercharged Midget home in 3rd place. (LATplate B6977 courtesy Motorsport Images)