MG T-Series (Paperback)

The Complete Story

By Graham Robson

The Crowood Press UK, 9781861269096, 200pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2007

List Price: 29.95*
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Description

In the 1930s MG, more than any other make of car, made sports car motoring available to thousands. Introduced in 1936, the T-Series carried the process forward another stage, turning MG into a bestseller both in the USA and the UK and laying the foundations for the MGAs, MGBs and Midgets. Topics covered include: background to T-series design and development; profiles of key personalities; record breaking, racing and rallying; detailed specifications of each model; production numbers and the T-Series today.


About the Author

After a varied career in the automotive industry, Graham Robson has gained a worldwide reputation as a motoring historian, and has more than 160  books to his credit. Born in 1936, and educated at Ermysteds Grammar School in Yorkshire, Graham then went on to study Engineering at Oxford University. He  joined Jaguar Cars as a graduate trainee, becoming involved in design work on the Mk II, E-Type and Mark X. Beginning as a hobby, he became a rally co-driver, eventually joining the Sunbeam 'works' team in 1961, and took part in rallies up to International level (once with Roger Clark), but stopped rallying by 1968. During this time, he joined Standard-Triumph in Coventry, in 1961, as a Development Engineer, mainly on sports car projects. He then ran the re-opened 'works' motorsport department from 1962 to 1965, this being the period of the birth of Spitfire Le Mans cars, TR4, Vitesse, Spitfire and 2000 rally car developments. Graham Robson’s writing began with rally reports for magazines which evolved into a job with Autocar from 1965 to 1969. He was recruited back to industry at Rootes to run the Product Proving department, then after a brief period in 1972 as technical director of a safety belt company, became an independent motoring writer. Graham has lived 'by the pen' and 'by the voice', not only writing but commentating, presenting and organising events of all types.