VotW – Safety Fast

Our Video of the Week (VotW) VotW - Safety Fastthis go round purports to be from 1948, but is probably actually from a slightly later date. “Safety Fast” is a look back at the cars of MG produced by British-Pathe in association with the Nuffield Organization.

The Nuffield Organization was the unincorporated umbrella-name or promotional name used for the charitable and commercial interests of owner and donor, William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield. The name was assumed following Nuffield’s gift made to form his Nuffield Foundation in 1943, it linked his business interests to his existing very generous philanthropy. The same enterprises had previously been referred to as the Morris Organizations and, at first, described itself as The Nuffield Organization, A Cornerstone of Britain’s Industrial Structure.

This video contains some fantastic scenes not often seen of the MG factory and delivery system at work. We often see MGs on the track or on the show field, but rarely do we get to see behind the curtain into the everyday operations of the famed company.

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.

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  1. Notice the Riley RM’s in the background? Rileys were assembled at Abingdon from 1949 to 54. There is a rare DHC in the indoor shot and an equally rare RMC (three seat roadster) in on eof the outside scenes.

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