Articles tagged MG Car Company

Page 61 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, June 1995

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There are over 300 parts in this detailed 1:14-scale resin kit of a Ferrari 166MM Barchetta, from American makers Creative Miniature Associates (29 Parker Ave, Stamford, CT 06906, USA). The chassis and suspension are fully detailed, the photoetched wire wheels are pre-assembled, and even the gauges are correct. This is part of a range which includes 1:24 and 1:43 European sportscars, also...

Page 44 of November 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1976

MG World/75

"MG World/75", a 144-page soft-cover publication illustrates historic MGs of all kinds and covers MG activities throughout the World last season. Action pictures and old MG Car Company hand-outs are excellently reproduced, there is a tribute to the TD, an amusing story relating to the racing R-type MGs by the late Cecil Cousins that I had not heard before, a fine colour cover of an American-owned...

Page 69 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, September 1990

Maintaining the Breed

by John Thornley, 187pp. 8 3/4" x 5 3/4". Motor Racing Publications Ltd., Unit 6, The Pilton Estate, Pitlake, Croydon, CRO 3RY £16.95 It is fitting that this book should go into its fourth edition at a time when the MGCC is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee and opened new headquarters in Abingdon, close to where MG cars were made, last July. The Club has, as the author reminds us, a paid-up UK...

Page 51 of January 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, January 1981

Some Eyston Papers

A Glimpse Behind the Pre-War Record-Breaking Scene I have always had the greatest admiration for the late Capt. G. E. T. Eyston, OBE who although he achieved considerable success as a racing driver, made record-breaking his main activity (see Motor Sport for October, 1974). Some fascinating glimpses behind the scenes have come to light in the form of letters and papers left by Ernest Eldridge,...

Page 96 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, December 2004

The other Speed Six: MG's also-ran

No-one will deny that the MG Car Company of Abingdon made a huge contribution to British prestige in motor racing; the greatest credit to Cecil Kimber and MG'S racing staff. If I favoured other cars slightly more than MGs it was because they were, from the wonderful Midgets onwards, built from some Morris components, and the Midget's four cylinder engine had Wolseley origins. How foolish one's...

Page 28 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 1974

Looking back with Dick Jacobs

Earlier this year another era ended in the history of MG when a compulsory purchase order forced the closure of W. Jacobs and Son Ltd., Mill Garage, the most famous of all MG dealerships, run by that famous MG racing driver and entrant Dick Jacobs in Chigwell Road, South Woodford, Essex. Jacobs and Mill Garage possibly gave the MG marque more publicity in the '50s than the entire Nuffield or BMC...

Page 62 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1995

Little wonder

The definitive pre-war sports car? The MG J2 certainly everything going for it When in the late summer of 1932 helmsmen William Morris and Cecil Kimber dropped the D-type from their fledgling MG Car Company's bewildering range of cars and replaced it with the J2, they quite unwittingly created a milestone in the history of British sports cars. Quite simply the J2, along with its four-seater...

Page 78 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 1998

The trials of WB

Tackling muddy hills by car is a long-standing British tradition. Bill Boddy recalls the experts trials he rode on Motorsport has many facets. Trials represent a different approach from events in which speed is all-important. Particularly before WW2, trials (‘mud-storming’) were very popular among amateur and professional drivers. Hills of reasonably steep gradient (but not so severe as the freak...

Page 43 of November 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, November 1976

Cars in books

There is not much about motoring in that otherwise very interesting book "Richard Dimbleby—A Biography" by Jonathan Dimbleby (Hodder & Stoughton, 1975), although it is pleasing to learn that the famous BBC television personality had a great liking for motor cars. In his first term at Mill Hill he wrote in the school magazine that "the coming life seems to hold all that can possibly be desired...

Page 37 of February 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, February 1975

"The magic Midget" in Abington

When Morland & Co. decided to build a new public-house in Preston Road, Abingdon-on-Thames, they instituted a ballot amongst the townspeople, which showed that the name preferred for the new house was "The Magic Midget". It was opened last December by Lord Stokes, who Made a characteristic speech in which he said he thought there would be less misunderstanding in the world if more people met...

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