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

Ben Branch Profile Picture Silodrome - MG Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats - 1956
Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

Published by Ben Branch -