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An Old Favorite Returns
10/23/2020
An Old Favorite Returns

 A POPULAR RETURN

            Peter Rossís 1932 MG-J2 has returned to the museum. It was initially displayed by us at Groundbreaking in 2015, then it was in the first group of cars to be displayed in the new building beginning in 2017 where it resided for over a year. Currently the oldest car on exhibit, although the J2 is in magnificent condition, it has been regularly raced in vintage events by its owner who is pictured. 

            Originally built as a factory race car, it first raced in Europe before being one of six J2s imported into the US in 1934 by Sam Collier. It was first raced in the US in November, 1934, in an ARCA (predecessor of todayís SCCA) event, the Briarcliff Trophy Race, where it finished 2nd.

It carries a four-cylinder 36 HP four-cylinder engine and a four-speed transmission.



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