The MG T-Series by John Nikas & Marc Vorgers book
In co-operation with the American author John Nikas yours truly, Marc Vorgers of ClassicarGarage, presents a wonderful series of books about the iconic British sports cars. The books are published by Amberley Publishing in the United Kingdom. The second title in this series 'THE MG T-SERIES – The Sports Cars the World Loved First’ has recently been published. The beautifully made and finished paperback book contains 96 pages of make and model stories, detailed information, racing history, and many illustrations. Historic photographs and dozens of colour photos showing the MG models in detail will arouse your interest. All the colour photographs originate from the vast ClassicarGarage photo archives. On the accompanying pictures you will find a selection of the Austin Healey models of which you will find many details in the book!
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THE MG T-SERIES book description
Although not the first sports cars produced by Morris Garages (MG), the MG T-Series set themselves apart, with an impressive radiator flanked by sweeping fenders and sparkling performance. The cars featured an ash-wood body covered in steel, bolted to the chassis and had leaf-spring suspension. In this readable and informative book, the author follows the development of the various MG T-Series models, including the prewar Midgets and the MG TC, TD and TF.
The book covers the technical developments such as the introduction of synchromesh gearing and hydraulic brakes as well as new engines. Due to the post-war popularity of the cars in the United States after American GIs shipped examples back from Britain, modifications were made for US editions. Soon celebrities such as Clark Gable were driving them.
The author also describes the competing interests within the BMC group as other sports cars such as the Triumph TR2 and Austin Healey 100 were also developed. As this book shows, however, whatever the competition, the MG T-Series were always a class apart. The story is beautifully written by John Nikas and the book is lavishly illustrated with period photographs and contemporary colour photographs by photographer Marc Vorgers.
Later this year the following titles will be published: 'The Jaguar XKs - The Pacesetters from Coventry' and 'The Triumph TR2 and TR4A - Setting the Sports Car Standard'.
Very truly yours,