British brand MG began its history from the early 20's, when Cecil Kimber, manager and driver of Morris Garages, modified the car and called it Morris MG. In 1924 began mass production MG. The first MG Midget M model with fabric covering the body appeared in 1929 - with modified engine from Morris Minor with upper button shaft. By the end of 1949 production of TC stopped and plant in Abingdon-on-Thames moved to modernized model of TD. Although purists protested renovation of MG, the car became much better. It differs from predecessor, sedan MG Y, by independent front suspension at double crossbar and helical spring and a great rack steering.
High placed wheels with a network of needles and a central nut were replaced by the 15-inch steel wheels on the pins. Although they lost their aesthetic look, but they were more solid and do not require regular tightening of needles. The exterior of the TD became softer, the vehicle kept in general angular configuration of the TC with the same outstanding wings, lowers the windshield and cut rear doors. The body was wider and more spacious, the speedometer and tachometer were placed together in front of the driver. Left handled vehicle was the option. 4-row cylinder 1,25-liter engine with upper button shaft developed 54 horsepower and was quipped with four-speed manual transmission. For a 907-pound car capacity is quite small and TD conceded in the dynamics to U.S. Olds 88 or Ford.
In 1952, Tom McCahill brought his MG Mark II in Daytona Beach, Florida, at the annual February Speed Week session, which was held by NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing). In a strong wind, he was able to show an average of 128 km/h on arrival in 2 directions. That was a new record for serial production in the F-class cars with engines from 1,1 to 1,5 liters. For 4 years almost 30 thousand MG TD had been produced, about 75% of which went to North America. In 1954 MG TD was replaced by TF model. TD has earned its place in automotive history due it made more than any other car for the development of the mass motor racing of the North America