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WL 6556 1929 MG Midget
The 28th June 1929 edition of The Autocar carried a two-page road test (no.61) on an Oxford built MG Midget – WL 6556. This LAT scan features one of four photos appearing in that article and displays the model’s interior with the dash panel, leather Moseley float-on-air seat squab, carpeting and rectangular door pocket clearly on view. The later Abingdon produced cars had front hinged doors with a brake cross-shaft hidden from view, while the centrally mounted horn button was also moved to a new position under the dash.
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.
1929 MG Midget (TM 5050) took part in many events between 1929 and 1931, usually in the capable hands of Miss Schwedler while occassionaly being driven by CGH Dunham. Here Miss Schwedler is seen at the wheel during the course of the 1930 WASA Lands End Trial. The photograph first appeared in an April 1930 edition of the Autocar while this scan was taken from the heavily retouched print used in that publication. Much of that original retouching has subsequently been removed in Photoshop. TM 5050 survives in California having now been restored. (LAT photoscan)
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Sunday 22nd April: New Forest Noggineers Drive-it-day run. Full details on the forum.
Sunday 29th April: Far Eastern Spring pub meet at The Crosskeys, Redgrave, Suffolk from noon. All pre-war cars welcome.
Monday June 4th from noon onwards: Home Counties quarterly meet at The Parrot, Forest Green, Surrey RH5 5RZ
June 8th-10th: PWMN Annual Rally Thorpe Abbotts, South Norfolk. Find out more here.