The Magic Midget - MG Racing History
MG was a British sports car manufacturer founded in the 1920s by Cecil
Kimber. Best known for its two-seat open sports cars, MG also produced
saloons and coupés. LIke many manufacturers, MG went racing to generate
publicity and to show off its performance abilities.
From its earliest days MGs have been used in competition and from the early
1930s a series of dedicated racing cars such as the 1931 C-Type and 1934
Q-type were made and sold to enthusiasts who received considerable company
assistance. This stopped in 1935 when MG was formally merged with Morris
Motors and the Competition Department closed down. A series of experimental
cars had also been made allowing Captain George Eyston to take several
world speed records. In spite of the formal racing ban, speed record
attempts continued with Goldie Gardner exceeding 200 mph (320 km/h) in the
1100 cc EX135 in 1939.
After World War II record breaking attempts restarted with 500 cc and 750
cc records being taken in the late 1940s. A decision was also taken to
return to racing and a team of MGAs was entered in the tragedy-laden 1955
24 Hours of Le Mans race, the best car achieving 12th place.
MG Racing Sandown Trophy Race Round 2 May 18th 2014.
Richard Milligan racing the Morris Garages/RM Racing (ex Dr Mort
Fitzgerald) MGB V8 Roadster for the first time at Sandown!
All three races were rolling starts... a first for MG Racing.
This is un-edited raw video so please be patient, as the first two laps
consist of a 'warm-up' lap and a 'form-up' lap.
The Morris Garages MGB V8 monster dominated MG Racing again in round 2,
qualifying with a 1:20.8 sec... starting from pole position and winning all
The Morris Garages/RM Racing MGB V8 Roadster holds the MG Racing track
records at Phillip Island and Sandown and is currently leading both the Vic
State Racing and MG Racing Championships with a perfect score (6 wins from
6 races) in the first two rounds of 2014.
Old MG MGB vs New MG LE50 - Fifth Gear
Tiff has his hands on MG's old MGB, then compares it to the newer MG LE50
and it seems some old features are still being used.
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