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.
Rudskogen Sept 2009 - Historic Racing Mini Cooper S
Racing at my local track Rudskogen in my 1965 Morris Mini Cooper S. The
race is The Norwegian Cup for historic racing, with everything from a
period E Opel Kadett to a 1976 Broadspeed Capri. All classes run in one
MG Midget MK I (1962) road test
Totally externally restored and internally tuned Midget.
Project pages: http://www.ids.fi/Midget/midget.htm
Engine: Stage 2 tuned 1275 cc.
Suspension: Uprated with FrontLine Development kits.
Brakes: 9" uprated front brakes.
Top Speed: Unknown (speedo shows only 100 MPH).
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.