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Triple M corner no. 293

By April 19, 2023Triple 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 NWLMC’s 1933 London to Gloucester trial took place on 9th December and was a highly attritional affair according to contemporary reports. The weather was the main factor contributing to the majority of failures, as a heavy downpour during the day meant that grip was minimal on most of the hills, despite the competition tyres worn by many of the cars entered. Here, W.E.C. Watkins pilots his MG Magna (JB 2269) steadily up Iles Lane while a team of horses are standing by to assist those who fail on this very sharp gradient.  Watkinson went on to win a silver cup. (LATplate C2295 courtesy of Motorsport Images)

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