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.
Throughout the twenties and thirties Capt. G.E.T. Eyston was an inveterate circuit and road racing competitor and also a three-times world landspeed record breaker. In 1933 he commissioned the building of a special bodied MG K3 Magnette in which he successfully competed for two years. The K3 Magnette was nicknamed the ‘Humbug’ due to its contrasting horizontal lines and it was in this car that he broke twelve endurance speed records at the French Montlhery circuit. The under-the-skin photo was taken during the construction of the car, while the at speed shot was taken during a record breaking attempt. (Lower image is an LAT photoscan courtesy of Motorsport Images)