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Triple M Corner no.247

By December 6, 2021December 8th, 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.

On a cold 18th May 1935, Doreen Evans broke the Women’s record at Shelsley Walsh by almost a full second while competing in her Bellevue Garage M.G. single-seat R Type. She snatched that title from none other than Barbara Skinner who in 1934 had taken her supercharged White Minor up the famous hill in a record breaking 46 seconds. The Autocar magazine,  on page 915 of its 24th May 1935 edition, shows an edited extract of this LATplate (C6157) with the following caption: “Miss D.B.M. Evans starting off on her run, when with an R Type M.G., she broke the womens’s record.” (Photo courtesy Motorsport Images)