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.
This shot of MG Brooklands Double Twelve Midget (WL 9270) was taken in the immediate aftermath of the 1930 running of the Brooklands Double Twelve race. The car was crewed by Norman Black and H.H. Stisted and finished 14th in the overall standings and was the first of the five racing Midgets to finish the race behind the winning Bentley of Barnato and Clement. Motor Sport then took one of these cars (WL 9273 – Randall & Mongomery’s race car no.76) to the West Country for an extended test where it was reported that the car could cruise at an indicated 70 mph with 75 being attainable on suitable stretches of road. (Motor Sport image – courtesy of LAT Photographic)