"MG CENTURY: 100 YEARS-SAFETY FAST!" by David Knowles


"MG CENTURY: 100 YEARS-SAFETY FAST!" by David Knowles

Celebrate and explore 100 years of MG cars with this impressive volume featuring expert commentary, historical images, period ads, archival and contemporary photography.

For many car enthusiasts, MG is synonymous with “sports car.” It is often credited with igniting a passion for European cars in postwar America at a time when roads were otherwise filled with the lumbering output of Detroit. Beginning in the 1920s, MG grew significantly in the years before World War II, building and racing its classic Midgets and Magnettes. In the postwar period, a focus on sales outside England, particularly in the United States, both defined MG’s product line and ensured its success. Legendary cars followed, including MG TC, TD, and TF followed by thoroughly modern MGA, MGB, MGB GT, and Midget.

MG ownership moved through several UK companies in the postwar period as well as ownership by BMW and today’s SAIC, a Chinese-based company through which it operates as MG Motor. Highlights along the way included the MGB GT V8, MG Metro Group B rally car, and MGF. Based on its latest state-of-the-art EV platform, MG will soon launch an all-new roadster coming full circle over its century in business.

Authored by marque expert David Knowles, The MG Century: 100 Years of Safety Fast! is a fitting celebration of one of the automotive world’s oldest and most beloved brands. In-depth and informative, Knowles tells the design, development, manufacturing, and racing stories of their legendary vehicles, as well as the twists and turns of the company and its business through the decades to today. As Knowles explains, “the MG marque is making new friends in China, India, Thailand, and other territories that seldom knew the marque previously,” adding, “what is especially remarkable—and poignant, too - is the fact that what began in the mid-1920s as an offshoot of William Morris’s main business enterprise has evolved to the point where it is not only one of the few names from the historic line that has lasted the course but has become the proud export pinnacle of one of the world’s largest carmakers…it’s a remarkable story. “

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Available March 5, 2024  Hardcover, 240 pages w/345 color & b/w photos  $60 USD, $80 CAN


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