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.
STEEL EARTH - 1953 MG TD - AUTO ARCHAEOLOGY
EMMY Nominated TV show "STEEL EARTH"- Host J. Paris discovers a classic
1953 MG automobile in a old abandoned garage. Much to his surprise, he also
finds a dead animal skeleton under the car. To top it all off, J's truck is
accidentally smashed during the show. Will this antique car ever make it to
the restoration shop? Watch and find out.
MG MIDGET RACING BUILD UP: SCCA NASA RALLY CROSS Camaro 5-SPEED 2.2, S-10 Chevy engine,TURBO part#1
Great video about my friend Tom "Killer" Kilpactrick building an awesome
'77 MG Midget with a 2.2 Chevy S-10motor and 5-speed Camaro transmission. This Midget
should really be a "Giant Killer" at the Road Course" races next summer.
You must always remember (power-to-weight-ratio) when it comes to any kind
of racing, less weight means MORE POWER! Can't get much lighter than this.
Thanks and stay tuned with more on this awesome little MONSTER and the
continuing build up. Thanks Hotrod
classic sports car race
Sports car race from mid-late '60s, all sorts of cars, from jaguar D-type,
Honda S800, Spridgets, Lotus-7 etc
Cockshoot cup 2006 MG racing
The highs and lows of club racing from fierce battling for position to
engine blow up, back to racing. My MGB race season of 2006, in the MGCC
Cockshoot club championship. Circuits on the video are Silverstone, Oulton
park, Mallory park and Croft.
The Loudest Bugeye Sprite in Vintage Racing?
Video from three races of my poor little 1959 Sprite that was wrongfully
accused of being "too loud" and cost me a 1st place finish at Blackhawk
Farms Raceway with the VSCDA. Take a listen and you be the judge. Warning:
I have been told this little 1275cc car is capable of deafening mere
Oran Park GP circuit MG Midget racing in Marque & Production Sports Cars Race 4
The last race meeting on the Oran Park GP circuit in NSW Australia before
the bull dozers move in to make a housing estate. Your with Matt Blanch in
Steve Jones' 1973 'Marque Sports' MG Midget. It is race 4 for Marque &
Production Sports Cars on Sunday 26th July 2009. A gearbox problem does
develop but the car made it through the meeting.
1972 MG Midget
Riding around in my new 1972 MG Midget
1275cc A-series I4
Gotta love an MG!