Car of the Month


April 2021

Owners name: Mark Shipman

Owners location: Hong Kong

Model: Midget GAN5 r/w/arch 71 – 74

Engine size/type: 1275cc A-Series

Year of manufacture: 1974

Colour: Damask Red

How long owned: 38 Years

History of Car and any work or modifications carried out: Here is the Midget I have had since I was 17. I passed my driving test in it and had a few other firsts with it! I have taken it down to Italy in the early years and then my son took it to Portugal for the MG Car Club Porto EEOTY in 2017. Still the best car for the Devon lanes. Around 1985, the fuel pump packed up, and so it was put in to a garage for what ended up being 20 odd years!  We then dug it out of its slumbers, had it restored and it is now back on the road (and has been for over 10 years).  We did a few upgrades to the engine; slightly bigger SUs, uprated  exhaust, and here we now are – ‘back to school’!  However, not quite so easy getting in and out of!! My sons enjoy driving it, and in fact my youngest now has a Sprite of his own.

Nickname of car: none



We will feature here a Midget or Sprite of the Month so will need a supply of cars who’s owners are happy for them to appear along with a few details (200 to 300 words) of the car and some photos. We will then publish details for visitors to look at and admire! Previous Cars of the Month will be available to view so over time we should be able to feature every model from Frogeye to 1500. Digital Photos should be no more than 1MB and not less than 100KB in size each and will be resized as necessary before uploaded to the website. Photos can be scanned for upload if required by arrangement. Please scroll down to submit the details of your car for Car of the Month…

Previous Cars of the Month


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April                           May                            June

July                            August                      September     

October                    November                 December


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April                          May                             June

July                         August                       September

October                 November                  December


January                  February                   March          

Car of the Month submission form

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  • eg A-Series 1275cc
  • Number of years in your ownership
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