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The Early MG Society was founded in 1992 as a totally independent organisation catering solely for M.G. 14/28, 14/40, 18/80 and 18/100 models, produced between 1925 and 1932

The ethos of the Society is defined within two of the original objectives, which are, “to foster the friendship of current and past owners of Early M.G.s and others interested in these motor cars” and “to provide Members with information, advice and assistance on all matters connected with Early M.G.s” These have been the backbone of the Society’s development since inception and are reflected in the enthusiasm and solidarity of the current Membership.

The MG marque is probably one of the most recognised names in motorcars all over the world, yet relatively few people know anything about or would recognise an “Early M.G.”. This is possibly because there are so few in existence when compared with all the other well-known M.G. models.

To the best of our knowledge there are only101 known surviving genuine “Early M.G.s” worldwide and these are in the hands of 81 individual owners. It is noteworthy that 56 owners, some 65%, are members of The Early MG Society. To help put the number of existing cars into perspective, it is worth looking at the table on The Early MGs Models Page, showing both original factory production figures and known surviving cars: The figure for surviving cars does not include any “specials, re-incarnations or replicas” that may exist. As one would expect, the majority of the cars are still in the UK, but 23 have found homes elsewhere. There are 3 in New Zealand, 2 in USA, 7 in Australia and 11 in mainland Europe.

The number of roadworthy cars worldwide is approximately 80, with 64 in the U.K. and 60 in the ownership of EMGS Members. By way of comparison it is estimated that in 1980 there were approximately only 20 of these cars “on the road”.  Much of the history and known information about the cars has been recorded in two publications: Early MG by P. L. Jennings and Oxford to Abingdon by R. I. Barraclough and P. L. Jennings. A limited number of copies are still available via the Society.

Additionally, the Society has access to an archive of drawings, photographs, films, manuals and other such documents.

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