A turquoise 1965 MG MGB
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1965 MG MGB

The Mazda Miata is still one of the most affordable convertible sports cars on the market. But it owes its success to several classic British roadsters, such as the Austin Healey-Sprite. However, there’s one model in particular that the Miata pulls inspiration from. And it’s this week’s Bring a Trailer bargain: an MG MGB. The …

Front end of a the MG E-Motion concept car
Tips, Tricks & Trends

MG Enters Mexico, International Expansion Continues

MG will return to Mexico this month. Its owner, SAIC, is bringing MG back to that country after an absence since 2005. Does this move signal a future return to the United States as well? Will MG return to the United States? Will MG return to the United States? The answer to that question is a speculative …

A gray 1949 MG TC EXU parked on the street
Sedans & Coupes

Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1949 MG TC EXU

Today, the Mazda Miata is arguably the definitive affordable convertible sports car. But it didn’t spring up out of nowhere. The Miata is based on classic British roadsters like the MGB, the Triumph Spitfire, and the Austin-Healey Sprite. But they in turn come from another car: the MG TC. Not only is it an important …

Classic Porsche 911 tire testing
Hybrids & Electrics

Classic Car Electric Vehicle Conversion Candidates

I’ve written before about how automotive shops are starting to add electric conversion as a new menu item in addition to oil changes and brake work. The business of converting classic cars, or any car really, from an internal combustion drive vehicle to an electric vehicle, is in its infancy, but it exists. So, this …

The Butterfly doors are open on the MG E-Motion concept car
Tips, Tricks & Trends

MG Bucks Trend, Grows Sales During COVID-19

Aside from RV sales jumping upward during the global COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, most other automotive-related companies worldwide have seen a dip of some sort in their sales for the first half of the year. It might have been a short blip, but a blip nevertheless. Not MG. Instead, MG sales have bucked the trend and …

MG Logo on the front of a car
Hybrids & Electrics

MG Electric Sports Car Coming, but Forbidden

To people in the United States, MG is a company that many associate with small British sportscar from a manufacturer that has long since disappeared from our shores. The truth is, MG is still around, albeit overseas. In fact, the company is planning on producing a new sportscar for 2021 that looks really appealing, but it is forbidden fruit. …

2019 Jaguar XFS Sportbrake
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How Many British Brands Remain British?

The bigger a company is, as the theory goes, the bigger the discount on parts, and research and development. That lesson is called, economies of scale. Automotive manufacturers are well versed in this. That is why people are often surprised to find out that many brands are not true to their reputation. For example, are British brands still British? Economies …

1967 MG MGB GT Special
Cars

The MGB GT Could Out-Race the Original Shelby GT350

The heir to the most iconic British sports car isn’t the Morgan 3-Wheeler. It’s not the Caterham Seven or the BAC Mono. Instead, it’s the Mazda Miata that draws the most inspiration from classic British roadsters. And back in the 60s, the most popular British roadster was the MG MGB. In fact, up until the …

Triumph Spitfire
Cars

The MG and Triumph Rivalry

Mention the name MG or Triumph, and people who remember the brands will more than likely think of sporty, small, convertible, British cars, or maybe even a motorcycle. That’s because both brands became popular in the United States shortly after World War II by providing fun, lightweight sports cars that were competitors to each other. One …

1980 MGB Roadster - Last Year of Production in the USA
Cars

What Happened to MG?

Mention the name MG and more than likely most people that remember the manufacturer will have visions of little, convertible, sports cars pop to their minds. Indeed, in the 1960s and through the 1970s, MGs used to dot many a driveway and compete in many a rally. So, what happened to MG? Back in the …