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Re: [Mgs] Steering Wheel

To: "Barrie Robinson" <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Steering Wheel
From: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2010 10:47:25 -0000
There are photographs in various books (reproduced here  First MG quite likely, maybe even 
the first BMC, but I'd be surprised if it was first for any manufacturer.

There is also a well-documented case
of an MGB hitting a solid concrete wall at Silverstone at 120kph, suffering 
0.75 metres of crush, giving a deceleration of 75G.  More than enough to 
cause death, but the effects were reduced by stretch in the harness and the 
drivers head moving forwards.  He was rendered unconscious but only by the 
deceleration, not by any impact.  The only injury he suffered was a broken 
bone in his foot, not cause by any intrusion into the footwell (there was 
none) but simply his foot flying forward and hitting the pedals.  Quite an 
incredible demonstration of the strength of a *sound* MGB body, and not 
something I'd like to try in a modern car.


----- Original Message ----- 
>A long buried memory somewhere ...
> is the one about the MGB being the first vehicle to be officially crash 
> tested - it passed with flying colours.  Anyone know anything about that?
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