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 1934 Mannin Beg, a race around the streets of Douglas, Isle of Man took place on 31st May that year. The 19 car field was made up of 11 MG Magnettes, 5 Rileys, an MG C Type, a McEvoy Hornet and a Singer. It was to be an attritional race with just 8 finishers, all bar one of these being an MG. Here Roy Eccles is pictured in his MG Magnette descending Summer Hill onto the promenade. Eccles was to finish fifth at an average speed of 66.78 mph, behind the Magnettes of Black, Dodson, Eyston and Martin. (A photo from the LAT collection, courtesy of Motorsport Images)