The MG NE and MG VA
Since the handicappers were now getting exceedingly churlish and disagreeable when a blown MG appeared in the entries, the team got busy on some unsupercharged race cars.
Derived from the new NA touring Magnettes of 1931, the highly-hopped-up NE turned out 71bhp at 6500 on a half-gasoline, half-benzyl mix, and duly won the races it was designed for. The N engine also appeared in the K chassis, the result naturally being the KN of 1931-35.
When Nuffield’s entered the scene in mid-1936, all these exotic overhead-cam sixes had to be scrapped, since they didn't fit the broad engine scheme.
In place of the more touring Magnettes, MG offered the VA, a 1518cc pushrod four-barrel of humdrum ancestry. Other effete features, never contemplated B.N, were hydraulic brakes
throughout the MG line.
Also see: MG Heritage