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08-19-2006, 11:34 PM
Just thought I would share this racing short story by George Hershell. If you haven't read it, you're in for a treat. It tells of his adventure driving an MG K3 in the Mille Miglia. I just read it for the third time and I'm sure I will come back to it again in the future.

If you aren't familiar with the MG K3, it is a legendary pre-war MG racer. For a photo, CLICK HERE (https://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/ma/mgMagnetteK3_IgorGuzienko.jpg)

The story entitled "The Adventure Of A Lifetime" can be found at this link: https://www.nemgt.org/tso0404article1.htm

And don't miss George's beautiful drawing of a K3 on THIS PAGE (https://www.mgnuts.com/mg/artwork/sketch/).

08-21-2006, 02:28 PM
Fabulous tale. The opening part amused me withthe detailsof the original entries. notice the drivers of the 3 cars? One Lord one Count, one Sir and a Captain. Oh and 2 mortals. Back then motor racing was a sport for the very wealthy. I remember my mother telling me of a passing acquaintence she had with one of the top drivers of the era - Prince Birabongse (?) He was, I beleive a Siamese.

08-22-2006, 01:05 PM
Absolutely right about Bira, as he was generally known. He started a bit after '33, and by coincidence his first real racer was a K3 too. I have an original "Wheels at Speed" written by his guardian, Chula.