[A batch of MGAs being prepared for dispatch to the United States. Only complete cars are sent to this important market, and the method of packing illustrated here makes the best use of the cargo space. (1957.)]
Building a GT3-spec road legal race car based on a 1966 MGB GT is one thing. Powering it with a twin-turbo Lotus V8 Lotus themselves wasn’t ballsy enough to make in the eighties is the decision suggesting that you should seek mental help.
If you can keep straight the bizarre and convoluted history of brands like British Leyland, Morris, Austin, Rover and MG, then consider yourself smarter than I am.
Not every car community is filled with douchebags. These ten groups of people are as good as auto owners come.
Most people my age remember MG because it's something their parents talked about, not because they've actually had first-hand experience with one of the roadsters that were rather popular up until 1980. The MG name is still kicking around and its Chinese backers want so badly to return to the U.S. Just not necessarily…
Today in sad press release sentences: "Sheffield is to become the first city in Britain to have two new MG dealerships."
MG, the venerated British brand that gave us little runabouts like the Midget and the MGB, drove itself into the ground a few years ago and it was scooped up by the Chinese companies Nanjing Automobile and SAIC. To that end, SAIC debuted the SUV part of the re-born MG, the CS, at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier today.
The British screwed up their automotive industry like no other. The endless badge-engineering meant that their once great cars become as outdated as the fish and chips kiosk just outside the factories, while the long-lasting strikes made sure that the workers went back to do their shifts with just the right attitude.…
If you're in need of definitive evidence that human civilization is on a downward spiral, look no further than this.
When you have a garage stuffed with a 1946 MG, a 1957 Thunderbird, an XK Jaguar, a C1 Corvette and a Ferrari Dino what would you drive every day? It's clear from this vintage advertisement that Volvo thought the answer to that question was a 1987 740 Turbo.
This is a video of 'The Stuntbusters' — Speed TV's artisanal automotive show that I think just sets crap on fire — blow up and flip what looks like a 1974-1980 MG Midget 1500 at 1000 frames per second.
The ninth installment of Josh Clason's Depth of Speed series introduces us to Roger and Rob Gisseman, two generations of British car lovers.
These stamps of classic cars are from the Congo. The Congo is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about classic touring and race cars. Mind you, this is the Republic of Congo, not the big crazy Congo of Ali vs. Foreman, the Concorde landing strip in the jungle and the Second Congo War: that’s the…
What has four wheels and reflexes so quick it almost seems alive? The MG Midget of course. During the model's final year of production British Leyland decided to pair up the still clean cut and color coordinated sport of skateboarding with their not long for the world and mostly outdated MG Midget to create this…
Ever started a little project that just kept snowballing until you woke up one day and realized you'd replaced every single part? That's kind of how this Jaguar V12-powered MGB-GT came about. Mark Sawatsky of Winnipeg is the culprit.
Note to marketers: you probably don't want to carry the poolroom metaphors too far when you're applying them to an automobile.