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Triple M corner no.252

By January 18, 2022January 20th, 2022Triple 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.

The 1933 RAC International Tourist Trophy Race at the Ards circuit in Northern Ireland is deservedly remembered for Tazio Nuvolari’s exciting victory in an MG Magnette. Just 24 cars started the 35 lap (478 mile) race and at the flag only half the field remained running. One of those cars was H.R. Attwood’s MG C Type Midget (27), although he was officially a non-classified finisher, completing 34 of the 35 laps at an average speed of 63.93 mph. Here Attwood is seen behind Whitcroft’s Riley (who was officially classified 8th) as they pass through a village where the hillside and front gardens perform the role of grandstands for the watching throng. (LATphotoscan courtesy of Motorsport Images) NB H.R. Attwood was the father of post-war sports car racing driver Richard (Dickie) Attwood.