The initials M.G. are universally recognised across the globe as defining the word sportscar. While M.G. manufactured other models prior to the first Midget it was this car that truly started the ball rolling due to the model's numerous competition successes in 1929 and the early thirties. Since that time artists have endeavoured to capture the essence of the model and these galleries showcase some of their work. The images assembled here have been gathered from across the internet and where possible permission to use them has been sought and obtained. Where an artist's name is unknown or contact details were unavailable a decision to display the image in its original form has been taken. If you know of the contact details of any of the unatributed illustrations displayed below, please contact the PWMN.
In advertising, conveying the message is everything. Harold Connolly understood that statement and his skills as an automotive illustrator were much in demand by car manufacturers as a result. Throughout the late twenties and thirties the M.G. Car Company repeatedly hired Connolly and his illustrations helped define the marque's image. During this period the company grew from a cottage industry to a significant niche market manufacturer and Connolly's contribution is not to be underestimated. His depictions of the first M.G. Midget, some of which are shown below, capture perfectly the essence of thirties open-top motoring and in doing so helped shape the M.G. Car Company's fortunes.
Harold Connolly and wife Mollie with their Morris Minor Fabric Saloon circa 1937