M.G. established its reputation as a world-class sports car manufacturer by winning races and breaking class speed records. In the 1930s Cecil Kimber, the founder of M.G., ran the fledgling motorcar factory in Abingdon. He knew the publicity value of record-breaking and supported the building of special record cars. Driven by such notable motorsport names as Captain George Eyston, Major Goldie Gardner, Bobbie Kohlrausch, and Bert Denly, the cars garnered class records at various venues. The cars set records at Pendine Sands, Brooklands, France, and on the superhighways of Belgium and Germany.
The first book to provide in-depth coverage on these record-breaking cars. Included are International Class Record Summary charts for the EX 120, EX 127, EX 135, EX 179, and EX 181.
The authoritative story of all the MGs prepared and entered by the MG Car Company and its successors in international competition from the 1920s to the late 1960s. The book covers prewar racing and record-breaking attempts, as well as the postwar achievements of the works cars entered in races and rallies by the BMC Competitions Department.
The authors, who both worked with MG, bring together their own experiences, extensive research, and the recollections of former colleagues to produce a unique insight into this important aspect of British motorsport history.
MG established its winning reputation through competition. In 1925, Cecil Kimber set out to build sports cars knowing that racing and competition had to be a prime focus. This epic story by Knudsen, a well-known author/historian on MGs, documents every competition car in extreme and careful detail, starting with Old Number One and finishing with MG record cars. Archival photographs of the cars, their builders, and owners along with informative text and charts, provide an exciting read for MG enthusiasts.