Event Coverage: Mad Dogs and Englishmen at the Gilmore - MG-A

The Mad Dogs and Englishmen show brought out several MGA's. And, like everything at the show, I can't tell the difference between early and late MGA's....so, like the T-type post, enjoy some pictures and random facts about the model.


The MGA was built in Abdingon, England from 1955 to 1962, when it was replaced by the MGB.


Offered with engines ranging from a 1489cc I-4 to a much larger 1622cc Twin Cam I-4 engine.

This example is a 1958 Twin Cam model, with the 1588cc DOHC I4 making up to 108hp.


Typical of British sports cars of the period, the MGA follows a simple, and proven formula. Small, lightweight two-seat roadster with a small, front-mounted engine driving the rear wheels. A fomula still followed by Mazda and Fiat.


I'm not sure if it's due to the fact that I almost never see old British sports cars, or the fact that they are still so well loved to this day by enthusiasts, but these cars rank pretty high on my cool list.

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