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06-Oct-2019 PWW

The 1950 John von Neumann MH Special

Sonoma Raceway, Ca.


A very interesting race car from the 1950's.
I have included some information I found on line from the current owner.

MGTD Von Neumann Special

This MG was purchased new early in 1950 by Johnnie Von Neumann.
Immediately the wood was removed from the body tub and replaced
with electrical conduit tubing. The fenders, hood, gas tank, doors,
front and rear valences were replaced with aluminum. The body was
sectioned including the radiator and grill. The body was then
dropped over the frame like an American hot rod lowboy.

All the special body work was done by Emil Deidt, famous Southern California
auto body builder. The frame was lightened thru cutting holes out
of the boxed frame. Holes were alternated on the inside and out to
maintain strength. The front A arm suspension was drilled to lighten it.
The TD gearbox was replaced with the stronger and lighter TC gearbox.

More information of this car on line as per below.

Canon EOS 6D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
1/250s f/7.1 at 155.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
joseantonio26-Nov-2019 19:35
nice capture and interesting information.V.
Dave Berry26-Nov-2019 17:51
I love that MG. Great capture, Paul. V
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