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On this day in 1931

22nd December 2016

ex127

On this day in 1931, MG EX127 took four records at Montlhéry with Captain George Eyston at the wheel. For safety reasons, Captain Eyston wears special asbestos overalls after MG EX120 caught fire just three months before.

EX.127 is a shining light. This was the Magic Midget, the 750 cc. single-seater record car, with oblique transmission, which, after a great deal of trying, in the face of all manner of misfortunes, was to achieve 120 mph again in the hands of George Eyston. It had a long and arduous life, and in 1935, when owned and driven by the German, Kohlrausch, put the standing mile for Class H to 93.4 mph. and the flying mile to 140.6 mph.