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Triple M Corner no.281

By December 5, 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 1935 Le Mans 24 Hour Race famously featured the three-car ladies team entered by George Eyston, with Barbara Skinner sharing  one of the M.G. P Types with Doreen Evans. However, they are not to be found in this image taken at the start of the race. The interest here centres upon car no.39, an M.G. K3 Magnette entered and driven by Maurice Baumer and his co-driver, Ford. Here, he competes for position with two Alfas and a Talbot Saloon. Sadly he didn’t finish the race, retiring on lap 99 with a serious engine problem. Of the remaining three cars only Guy Don in Alfa Romeo no.21 lasted the full 24 hours, coming home in 6th place. (LAT photoscan from Autocar 28th June 1935 – Courtesy of Motorsport Images)

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