The MGA The complete Story
Introduced in 1955 as a replacement for the TF Midget the MGA, hailed as the ‘first of a new line’, marked the beginning of MG’s most successful era. It was available in both roadster and coup forms and the MGA Twin-Cam, introduced in 1958, set new standards for affordable ohc-engined sports cars. MGA – The Complete Story relates the full history of this enduringly popular car.
Topics covered include: complete history of all MGA versions; full technical specifications for each model; details of the cars’ racing fortunes and finally, advice on buying and maintaining an MGA.
MG by Jonathan Wood
Britain’s most popular sporting marque, MG has emerged as one of a handful of British motoring names to survive into the 21st century. From the quintessential open two-seater MG Midget, through the booming post-war years and the emergence of MG as a provider of sports cars for the world, Jonathan Wood provides an in-depth analysis of the rise and fall of a motoring legend. Examining the various models in detail, the author covers the financial and corporate traumas which afflicted the company, its brief resurgence in 1995 with the release of the MGF and the final sad chapter which saw a British icon sold off to foreign investors. As production begins again at the Longbridge factory after a three-year hiatus, this is an informative and at times touching glimpse into the history of one of the world’s most recognisable sports cars.
MGs, the Mini, and Me
Dudley Pike grew up with MGs: he, his father and two brothers all worked in the MG factory. This is the story of Dudley’s 45 years in the motor industry, from his apprenticeship at the MG works in Abingdon, progressing to the preparation of rally cars, moving on to the retail trade, and finally returning to the manufacturers.
Dudley enjoyed his life in the industry, and here he shares some of his experiences during his apprenticeship and within the Competitions Department of BMC/BL, giving the reader inside experience of what it was like preparing the cars for a very successful rally team.
Adapting to work in the retail trade, after the closure of the Competitions Department, Dudley maintains he was always in the right place at the right time, with one notable exception when he spent the night in jail.
MGF and TF: The Complete Story
In the wake of the demise of the MG Midget and MGB, there seemed little prospect for the MG badge beyond being used as a kind of ‘GTi’ badge for various Austins and Rovers. However, thanks to the determination of a few people – and an enduring affection in public hearts – the tale has had a happier ending. This is the story of that journey – from desolation to rebirth, just like the phoenix from which the project that created the MGF took its name.
MG Midget Austin-Healey Sprite Buyers Guide
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side.
Benefit from the author’s years of MG Midget & A-H Sprite ownership, learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! This book is the perfect companion for the first-time or even more experienced buyer. All the information is here to help make a clear and balanced decision, to counter the vendor’s claims, and even negotiate a better price. The author has bought and sold many MG Midgets & A-H Sprites over the years, and his knowledge and enthusiasm will prove a vital resource for potential buyers. Period covered: 1958-1979 Models covered: Austin-Healey Sprite MkI,II,III,IV and Austin Sprite 1958 to 1971 MG Midget MkI,II,III and Midget 1500 1961 to 1979 Features: * Like having a real marque expert at your side benefit from years of real ownership experience. * Full coverage of all MG Midget & A-H Sprite models * Where and how to buy a MG Midget & A-H Sprite * Advice on choosing the right model and condition * Key checks spot a bad car quickly * Comprehensive inspection guide * In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses