Unveiling the latest MGA book to hit our library "MGA - the revolutionary MG" by David Knowles
Besides this book there will be plenty of other MGA and motoring books on display to browse through. Feel free to bring along your favourite motoring book and tells us why it is such a good read. There will also be a Buy, Swap, Sell and Give Away table if you are looking to trade or declutter.
Pizza supper provided for a gold coin donation.
A teaser for the book:
The MGA truly marked a revolution in MG sports car design, with its appearance quite unlike any previous production car from the celebrated British marque. Entering production in the summer of 1955, it broke with the time-honoured tradition of narrow-gutted, flat-sides, upright styling, with the distinctive large grille, exposed headlamps, separate wings and sharply cut-off tail that had serviced the majority of MG sports cars for well over thirty years. Many die-hard MG enthusiasts of the time were understandably outraged, but the decision to break with tradition proved to be a good one: over 100,000 cars were produced over the model's seven-year lifetime.
This book, from celebrated author David Knowles covers: the circumstances that led to the momentous decision to make such a fundamental design change; the production, publicity and evolution of each and every MGA variant from launch in 1955 to the end of production in 1962, with specification tables for each model; profiles of the people who had crucial roles in the development of the MGA and finally, the largely untold story of overseas assembly in Australia, Ireland, Mexico and South Africa.
200 colour and 300 b/w photographs
About the Author
David Knowles has been researching and writing about British cars for well over a quarter of a century. In that time, he has been lucky enough to meet and befriend many of the key people who were crucial to the design, development and manufacture of the great MG and Triumph sports cars. David Knowles is by profession a Chartered Civil Engineer. He is currently working on a sister volume to this one: MGB - The Superlative MG.