MG started life in 1924 when Morris Garages general manager, Cecil Kimber, found a market for modified Morris cars. The company would eventually start to compete in racing competitions as early as the 1930s.
MG cars have always had a strong connection with motor sport. MG cars have won the Le Mans 24-hour race and broken land speed records in Europe and America in different classes.
MG regularly manufactured sports cars until MG Rover, the company that eventually purchased it, went into administration in 2005. Now owned by the Chinese car manufacturer SAIC, MG is producing cars again. The famous MG octagon badge is now being used for a new generation of sports cars.
MG cars are designed and engineered at MG’s headquarters in Longbridge, Birmingham. MG also have the use of one of its owner's manufacturing facilities in China.