In its post-WWII heyday MG produced a series of world-beating land speed racers, more often than not piloted by the eccentric Captain George Eyston and his contemporaries. In 1956 the Captain partnered with Johnny Lockett and American driver Ken Miles in a bespoke MG EX179

Together they set a Class F record of 141.81 mph over 1700 miles during 12 hours and a straight away record of 170.15 mph. If you’d like to read more about the MG EX179 you can click here.

MG EX179 Cutaway

MG EX179 Car


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