This was the car which Dick Jacobs allocated to Alan Foster, and inwhich he raced during 1962, '63 and '64. Itwas returned to Abingdon at the end of the 1964 season and was entered by the factory in several international events during the following year. Pensioned off by the 'works', it was then sold by the MG Car Co to the late Syd Beer along with its sister car 770 BJB. "771" is the one which comes out fairly regularly for we enthusiasts to gloat over. The photos below were taken at the celebrations of 50 years of the MG Midget at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, in June, 2011
January 2015 ~ Dennis Wharf has kindly supplied a lovely photo of 771 BJB in the hands of its owner Malcolm Beer. He says:
"It was taken at the 1995 MGCC Silverstone International Meeting, during what must have been one of the last high speed trials to be included in the annual Silvers programme.
Malcolm is driving, and has fitted what appears to be 14" minilites. It also has non-period door mirrors which were fitted in early 1987 to comply with the regs for the first Mille-Miglia re-runs, something Syd (Beer) had embarked upon with Keith Gurrier as co-driver. Sadly they didn't get very far before terminal electrical problems intervened. I'm not sure how the mirrors were fitted, for they were removed shortly after I took this picture without any noticeable trace. I think the car looks simply lovely in this shot, leaning slightly towards the camera through the old complex behind the BRDC suite, it looks very poised".