Magnificent Machines: The Golden Age of the British Sportscar

September 30, 2015 – 07:42 pm
1955 Triumph TR2 Another brilliant documentary appeared on BBC Four this week, highlighting the golden age of the British sportscar: the 1950s. With interviews from several motoring writers and journalists, this show looked at sportscar design from its humble beginnings to its culmination in the undeniably gorgeous Jaguar E-Type.
              In my opinion, this documentary was the one most able to teach us something about motoring. With previous documentaries on grand prix racing and rallying, most die-hard fans of the sports will know the important facts of what occurred in their respective histories, but I suspect your brain must have to be powered by a V8 to know the intimate details of specific cars in this golden era of motoring. It just comes across as a more selective niché.
             The show inevitably began with how the British sportscar really took off in the late '40s, thanks to the American GIs falling in love with MGs and taking them back home. MG now had an export market. Unfortunately though, because they had been helping with the war effort they didn't have the resources to create a new car, so instead they tweaked the MGT Midget and shipped those across the pond. 50, 000 Midgets were sold, despite them being more expensive

Source: The Motor Page

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